Writing for Wikipedia at Imperial College

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This event took place in June 2013

Writing for Wikipedia: an introductory workshop - In a nutshell

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  • Where?: Imperial College, Central Library, South Kensington campus, Training Room 1. London SW7 2AZ.
  • When?: Thursday 6 June 2013 10am-11:30am
  • Point of contact: Jenny Evans, j.evansatimperial.ac.uk (for further details), sign ups were managed vis Andrew Day, a.dayatimperial.ac.uk
  • More information: here

Trainer[edit | edit source]

Speakers[edit | edit source]

  • Dr Steve Cook
  • Professor Henry Rzepa
  • Edward Harding

What is it?[edit | edit source]

John Cummings, Wikimedian in Residence at the Natural History Museum and Science Museum (March-July 2013), led this workshop which involved a short general introduction to Wikipedia projects and a discussion of how they are created and developed, followed by a more in-depth practical session involving learning the basics of editing and engaging with other contributors.

During the session, Dr Steve Cook (Senior Teaching Fellow, Biology, Imperial College London) talked about how he uses Wikipedia with undergraduate students and Professor Henry Rzepa (Professor of Computational Chemistry, Imperial College London) also talked about his work with Wikipedia. Edward Harding (President of the Imperial College Wikipedians) spoke about the student society supported by Wikimedia UK at Imperial College.

Around 25 people from the Imperial College attended to learn about Wikipedia.

Participants[edit | edit source]

This workshop was aimed at academic staff, researchers, postdocs, teaching fellows, learning technologists and postgraduate research students.

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