WikiClubWest is the Western Australian branch of Wikimedia Australia.
Wiki Club West Events
Wiki-salons: Join Wikimedians at their regular monthly meetups focusing on contributing material to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Bring a laptop and learn how to upload and categorise photos, collaborate on transcribing historical documents, or get hands-on practice scanning archival material. From 10AM to 3PM, second weekend of the month (alternating between Saturday and Sunday). On each day, we'll break for lunch at the library café from 12–1. For details, see the Perth meetup page on English Wikipedia.
- 2018 July 15 (this was also the 50th advertised meetup of the Perth project)
- 2018 May 12, 12:00 – 17:30: 2018 Digitization workshop
- 2018 April 21, 10:00 – 13:00: 2018 Digitization discussion
- 2018 February 10, 10:00 – 15:00: WikiSalon (casual Wikimedia edit-a-thon and general workshop). Focusing on maintenance of the English Wikipedia Western Australian wikiproject. Break for lunch in the café downstairs from 12–1PM.
- 2018 January 20, 10:00 – 16:00: WikiSalon (casual Wikimedia edit-a-thon and general workshop). Break for lunch in the café downstairs from 12–1PM.
- 2017 December 9, 10:00 – 17:00: Casual Wikimedia edit-a-thon and general workshop. See also wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth/43.
On Saturdays in July 2017, between 1 and 3 p.m. in the BiblioTECH space, State Library of Western Australia, we ran the following open editing sessions:
- July 1st – Referencing and citations in Wikipedia. Useful links: WikiProject WA; cleanup listing.
- July 8th – General Wikimedia editing session
- July 15th – Perth on Wikipedia
- July 22nd – Genealogy in Wikimedia (including Wikidata)
- July 29th – Creating maps with QGIS (in collaboration with Geogeeks)
We also ran the following round-table discussions with Wikipedians on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the BiblioTECH space:
- July 12th – Digitize and destroy, or digitize and preserve? — Is digitization destructive or valuable in the preservation of items?
- July 19th – Success and transgressions — Should a notable person's transgressions impact on the recognition of their place in history?
- July 26th – Wikipedia, friend or foe? — Is Wikipedia a competitor for the sharing of knowledge, or a complementary partner to traditional methods?
- August 2nd — Wikipedia and Western Australia - What fits? does Western Australia fit in an online encyclopedia, or does Wikipedia fit into Western Australia?
The BiblioTECH space was also used to host events related to Noongarpedia, the first Australian indigenous language wiki:
August 6th — Noongarpedia wikibomb and historical image uploading sessionPostponed
- August 20th — Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth/39
See also main page: WikiClubWest