Geological Society workshop

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Where: The Council Room, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG

When: Friday 30 March 2012, 10am-4pm

What: A one-day, free, hands-on training event for geoscientists in improving Wikipedia, arranged jointly between Wikimedia UK and The Geological Society. Attendees were asked to bring their own laptops and to register a user account on Wikipedia in advance.


Charles Matthews presenting


Outline of programme

  • Tune in to wifi (All)
  • Wikipedia - a Very Brief Guide (Charles)
  • Personal Introductions (All)
  • Main Issues (discussion with Charles)
  • Sandboxing an Article (tutorial)
  • Hands-On Editing (All with tutors)
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon session: Hands-On Editing (continuing). Second discussion session (with Gordon and Charles); alongside continuing editing with tutor support.
  • All good things have to come to an end.

Some reflection after the event here.