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Wikimedia Community Ireland: Past projects and events

2018

Female Firsts

Wikimedia Community Ireland, National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP) Spark Innovation Programme, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) celebrated International Women's Day with a Wikipedia Editathon focusing on RCSI Female Firsts.

Art and Feminism at National Gallery of Ireland

Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. This event with the staff of the NGI focused on the women connected with the Gallery as artists, sitters, donors and collectors.

Art and Feminism at University College Cork

At the Digital Arts and Humanities Active Learning Space, Fourth Floor, Food Science Building, University College Cork on 10 March 2018 from 12pm to 3pm a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism took place.

All Digital Week Hackathon

This event at UL was organised as part of the pan-European All Digital Week to debunk the many misconceptions that persist with this online resource. Supported by Wikimedia Community Ireland’s Dr Rebecca O’Neill, UL’s Michelle Breen and Sinéad Keogh hosted a Wikipedia Hackathon at the Glucksman Library on March 22.

Visualising Women

As part of the wider Art+Feminism campaign, an event in partnership with the Library of Trinity College, Dublin to create and improve articles, highlighting the amazing achievements of women in art, particularly those represented in the various art and archive collections of Trinity.

DCU Vicipéid teaching

2018 saw the first module taught using Vicipéid and the Outreach Dashboard was piloted by Meghan Dowling in Dublin City University.

Sybil in Limerick

A 3 day Wikipedia Editathon was held at the Hunt Museum, Limerick on May 17-19 with help from Limerick Lace, the City Museum and the City Library, the Hunt Museum Docents and the people of Limerick. The editathon also saw the first donation of images from an Irish GLAM to Wikimedia Commons.

Wikipedia skills workshop at DARIAH Ireland

As part of The Embedding Digital Literacies in HEIs Conference, a workshop was held for educators on the use of Wikipeda in the classroom on 22 June in University College Cork.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Irish Wiki Loves Monuments is the national competition encouraged amateur and professional photographers to seek out and capture images of Ireland's national monuments. This year saw a huge expansion of the structures included.

Stories and Connections at the National Gallery of Ireland

To make Heritage Week 2018, an edit-a-thon (wikithon) centred on “Stories” and “Connections” took place in the National Gallery of Ireland. This year's the theme was ‘Share a Story: Make a Connection’. As 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, we invited members of the public as well as staff to engage with and develop our stories on Wikipedia on 8 September. We focused on our artists and objects but also on the fascinating stories of the National Gallery of Ireland, the events, the buildings and the people who contributed to and shaped our own Story over the years.

Wiki Loves Gorey

As a pilot project, a group of local Transition Year secondary level students learnt about citations and referencing by editing Wikipedia in the Gorey local library on 17 September.

So you want to be a Wiki editor

There have been calls to make wikis more diverse; not just in content but also in editors. This year at Octocon, we ran a How To session and a edit-a-thon on 20 October. The session’s aim was to teach the basics of wiki editing, along with how to create entries which highlight the lives and works of SFF authors from a range of different backgrounds.

Wiki Science 2018

Ireland took part in Wiki Science for the second time in November 2018. The winning images were exhibited at the SCI:COM conference, with a special prize awarded for an image depicting women in science again this year.

Wikipedia for Educators at Queens University Belfast

This workshop looked at the application of those skills such as critical assessment of source material, applying consistent and concise writing skills, and citation formats. The use of Wikipedia in educational settings, as a vehicle for writing production and publication, allows students to place their work within a context larger than the classroom. It took place on 11 November at QUB.

TY Introduction at the National Gallery of Ireland

As part of their work placement within the Gallery, secondary school students were introduced to editing Wikipedia on 4 December. They then edited pages relating to the collections, people, and art of the Gallery.

National Healthcare Wikipedian in Residence

2018 saw the appointment of Ireland's first Wikipedian in Residence with Dr Niall O’Mara becoming the National Healthcare Wikipedian in Residence as part of a project of the National Health Library and Knowledge Service in partnership with the National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP).

2017

EditWikiLit

In February, an in-class assignment got students to participate in a Wikipedia Editathon. This years students from the MA in English programmes and the MA in Irish Studies edited a range of literary, biographical and historical pages over the course of a two-hour editathon in University College Cork.

Dublin City University Editathon February 2017

DCU Library will host a Wikipedia editathon giving staff and students an introduction to contributing to Wikipedia. An editathon is an “organized event where editors edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editor”. Staff and students with all levels of experience with Wikipedia or none are all welcome.

WikiwomenIE Maynooth University 2017

At Maynooth University, and supported by the Wikimedia Community Ireland, we are hosting an editathon on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017. The aim is to add overlooked women and women’s work to Wikipedia.

WikiwomenIE NUI Galway 2017

At NUI Galway, and supported by the Wikimedia Community Ireland, we are proposing to host an editathon in the week of International Women’s Day, on Thursday 9th March 2017. The event will take place in the Alice Perry Engineering Building at NUI, Galway. The aim is to add overlooked women and women’s work to Wikipedia. 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!

As part of the events for International Women's Week at NUI Galway, one of our members gave a talk entitled The Missing Women of Wikipedia.

Trinity College Dublin GLAM March 2017

This editing workshop in the Berkeley Library, Trinity College Dublin, is a hands-on event in which participants can learn how to start editing Wikipedia with the help of trained and experienced Wikipedia editors. From setting up an account, to learning the anatomy of the good article, participants will be given the skills to add to and better understand one of the world's largest and most consulted online repositories of knowledge.

Seisiún traenála eagarthóireachta do Vicipéid (Vicipéid editing training session)

Beidh an cúrsa traenála seo curtha ar fáil saor in aisce ag foireann DCU agus ag ionadaí ó Wikimedia Community Ireland. Is é an aidhm atá ag an seisiún seo ná oiliúint a chur ar daoine conas a bheith ina eagarthóir Vicipéid, chun forbairt a dhéanamh ar ábhar Vicipéid. Beidh baint le hiadsan atá ag iarraidh a bheith ina eagarthóir Vicipéid sa todhchaí chomh maith.

This free training session will be facilitated by DCU staff and a representative from Wikimedia Community Ireland. The purpose of the session is to learn how to become a Wikipedia editor, with a view to contributing to the growth of Vicipéid (Irish language Wikipedia). Those who are interested in becoming a future Vicipéid trainers will also benefit.

Terry Pratchett Wikipedia Editing Workshop

In partnership with the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, a workshop focusing on the Library's Terry Pratchett collection in March. During the practical part of the workshop participants targeted a range of pages related to Terry Pratchett's works.

Wiki Loves Pride at GAZE

As part of the international Wiki Loves Pride initiative, Wikimedia Community Ireland and the GAZE International Film Festival celebrated LGBTQ history and culture on Wikipedia in July. The workshop took place in the Lighthouse Cinema, in Smithfield, Dublin.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2017

Returning for its fourth year, the Irish Wiki Loves Monuments is the national competition encouraged amateur and professional photographers to seek out and capture images of Ireland's national monuments. The competition was launched at Archeofest in Merrion Square on 26 August during Heritage Week. The awards ceremony took place in the Science Gallery on 9 November.

An chéad traein an traenálaí

In October, a train the trainer event was conducted for Irish speakers working in or with NUI Galway.

Wiki Science 2017

Ireland took part in Wiki Science for the first time in November 2017. Officially launched at the WLM awards ceremony, the winning images were exhibited at the SCI:COM conference.

Digital Preservation Day

The Digital Repository of Ireland, Wikimedia Community Ireland, and the Library of Trinity College Dublin co-hosted a Digital Preservation Community Workshop on 30 November as part of TCD Library's marking of International Digital Preservation Day.

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 inclusion (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.

Wiki Loves Monuments 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 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.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ireland Workshop (12 November)

Interested in learning more about editing and contributing to Wikipedia and attending this year's HSTM Network Ireland conference? Why not make your first few edits whilst tucking into a sandwich from 1-2:30pm Saturday 12 November. Rebecca O'Neill will be lead trainer, all you need is a laptop to take part. No editing experience is necessary!

UCD Decade of Centenaries Editing Workshop (23 November)

Details to be announced soon.

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 spoke 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.

Wiki Loves Monuments 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

Wiki Loves Monuments 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