Bristol Wikimedia Academy
When: Saturday 19 March 2011. Arrive at 9.40 a.m. for a 10.00 start, continuing until 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Where: Room 1.06, Merchant Venturers School of Engineering, Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1UB (map)
What: A non-technical event for individuals and organisations interested in working with Wikipedia and its related projects.
Explore the future direction for Wikimedia and your role in it
Hosted by experienced Wikipedia editors and run in partnership with the University of Bristol, the Bristol Wiki Academy is a chance to explore how Wikipedia and its sister projects can work in partnership with groups and individuals interested in freeing up the world’s knowledge. The event will share specific ideas on how you or your organisation can contribute to, and get the most out of, the Wikimedia projects. No wiki editing or other technical experience is required, but training will be available on the day for those who would like it.
Consider bringing with you something you think should be “on” Wikipedia. It might be a book with an some interesting information, a photograph, a document or a physical object to be photographed. If suitable, we will try and get it online during the day.
The day will feature a mix of short presentations and discussion, addressing topics such as:
- The Wikipedia philosophy: how Wikipedia works as a community
- Sharing images
- Wikipedia as an educational tool
- Transforming public spaces with Wikipedia
For details of booking, please contact Dr. Martin Poulter (m.l.poulter (at) bris.ac.uk) or Steve Virgin (steve (at) mediafocusuk.com) to register your interest.