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Wikimedia Community Ireland: Past projects and events

2016

Citizen Science Meetups at the Science Gallery (recurring)

A series evening meetups where science professional, amateur, or activists are invited to speak about a theme. The theme is in conjunction with the current exhibition schedule of the Science Gallery, Dublin.

2016-01-20: Theme : Open Data Health Event.

PRONI WWI Edit-a-thon (4 February 2016)

The Somme Editathon will be held at PRONI on 4 February 2016 from 2:30-5:30. Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join us! We will copyedit, source, and write articles and can teach you how to do these things too.

NUI Galway Photowalk (March)

The goal of this project is to improve the quality of photographs used in NUI Galway publications, press releases and on the website by running training courses for amateur staff photographers. More details can be found here.

Europeana 280 Irish incusion (April)

Europeana 280 is a pan-European campaign to get people excited about Europe’s shared art heritage by celebrating the diverse and magnificent artworks that are a part of it. The campaign coincides with the launch of the Art History collections, one of Europeana's first thematic collection sites. All 28 EU Member States were invited to nominate 10 pieces of art held in their country that have contributed to a major European art movement. Ireland's participation can be found [here].

Museum Next Workshop (April)

As part of the Museum Next conference, Wikimedia Community Ireland are presenting a workshop on Wikipedia. The event aims to help turn participants into active users and contributors to Wikipedia. Participants will be able to develop their editing skills, as well as learning more about using Wikipedia as a tool in the GLAM sector. The workshop will take the form of three sections: firstly an introduction to Wikipedia, followed by a hands-on workshop of the basics of Wikipedia editing, finishing up an exploration of other ways to contribute to Wikipedia and other projects.

WikiLovesMonuments (Fall 2016)

Now in its third year, Wiki Loves Monuments returns in 2016. The national competition encouraged amateur and professional photographers to seek out and capture images of Ireland's national monuments, then share them with a global audience online. To mark the centenary of 1916, the list now includes sites and buildings relating to Easter 1916. Visit http://www.wikilovesmonuments.ie/ for all the details. This year there are two workshops aimed at the [[en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland/WLM Ireland 2016 Writing Contest|WLM writing competition, one in NUI Galway, and a second in Science Gallery Dublin.

NUIG CEL263 Learning Technologies (21 October 2016)

On Friday 21 November the students in the CEL263 Learning Technologies module at NUI Galway will participate in an event on Wikipedia familiarisation for academics. The aim is to encourage the academic staff to consider becoming active editors on Wikipedia. All participants will (at least) upload an image to Wikimedia Commons in the category National University of Ireland, Galway.

2015

Intro to Wikipedia/Women in STEM Editathon Hosted by Engineers Ireland (8 February 2015)

Ever wondered how to get started editing Wikipedia? On Sunday 8th February an editathon will be held in the Engineers Ireland from 11:15-14:00, when experienced editors will guide you through your first edits. One of our aims is to improve and expand articles relating to Women in engineering and History of women in engineering, especially those from Ireland and the UK.

Intro to Wikipedia/World War I Editathon Hosted by National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks (14 February 2015)

Ever wondered how to get started editing Wikipedia? On Saturday 14th February an editathon will be held in the the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks from 13:00-16:30, when experienced editors will guide you through your first edits. One of our aims is to improve and expand articles relating to Ireland and the Irish during World War I.

CESI Conference 2015: Beyond the Horizon – Technology in Education (28 February 2015)

One of our members will be speaking at the CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) annual conference in Galway. The topic of the talk is how to utilise Wikipedia in the classroom.

NUIG Women in History Edit-a-thon(10 March and 16 April 2015)

This Edit-a-thon is open to all NUIG students and staff. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Ireland_NUIG_Women_in_History_Editathon

EdTech Conference 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities (28/29 May 2015)

One of our members will be speaking at the ILTA (Irish Learning Technology Association) EdTech annual conference in Limerick. The topic of the talk is Academic Writing and Wikipedia.

Citizen Science Meetups at the Science Gallery (recurring)

A series evening meetups where science professional, amateur, or activists are invited to speak about a theme. The theme is in conjunction with the current exhibition schedule of the Science Gallery, Dublin.

2015-09: Theme : Secret. Blockchain :: integrity, security, privacy, and bitcoin.

WikiLovesMonuments (Fall 2015)

After a successful inaugural year, Ireland will once again participate in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition in 2015. The national competition encouraged amateur and professional photographers to seek out and capture images of Ireland's national monuments, then share them with a global audience online. Visit http://www.wikilovesmonuments.ie/ for all the details. The Award's Night is taking place on the 9th November, details can be found here.

Irish Design Hackathon (10 October 2015)

This Hackathon will take place at the Fab Lab in Limerick. Visit the event page for more details.

2014

WikiLovesMonuments (Fall 2014)

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual event which takes place across the globe every September. This year, Ireland is taking part for the first time in what is the world's largest photo competition. The national competition encouraged amateur and professional photographers to seek out and capture images of Ireland's national monuments, then share them with a global audience online. Over 2000 entries were received and the 10 winning entries that were chosen, now go through to compete in the international competition. Visit http://www.wikilovesmonuments.ie/ for all the details.

Dublinked Innovation Network: Crowdsourcing, Sensors, & Citizen Participation (4th September 2014)

A representative spoke at this event about which highlighted data driven innovation and discovery.

EduWiki (31 October 2014)

A representative attended the EduWiki Conference, run by Wikimedia UK which took place in Edinburgh. Read about her experience: http://learntechgalway.blogspot.ie/2014/11/wikipedia-belongs-in-education.html.

Irish Women in STEM: Ada Lovelace Day. (2 Nov 2014)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ireland/Women_in_STEM_Editathon_Nov_2014

NUIG National Monuments Edit-a-thon.(7 Nov 2014)

This Edit-a-thon was open to NUIG MA Students and faculty working within Irish language translation modules. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ireland/NUIG_National_Monuments_Editathon_Nov_2014

UCD Decade of Centenaries (14 Nov 2014)

This Edit-a-thon is open to UCD Students. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ireland/UCD_Decade_of_Centenaries_Editathon_Nov_2014

Ireland in WWI (6 Dec 2014)

An editathon run in conjunction with the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks focusing on the Irish Experience of WWI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ireland/Ireland_in_WWI_Editathon_Dec_2014