Medical Research Council Workshop

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The Medical Research Council has called in Wikimedia UK volunteers to deliver training workshops, based on the Cancer Research UK Workshop run earlier in 2011. At these workshops, MRC-funded scientists and science communicators took their first steps contributing to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. The workshop was also an opportunity to discuss the big picture of what the Wikimedia projects are trying to achieve. The first of the workshops happened on 1 July 2011, the second took place on 30 November 2011.

The contact for these events in MRC is Matt Jukes. The contact in Wikimedia UK is Martin Poulter, martin.poulter@wikimedia.org.uk .

Programme

A week in advance, attendees received a welcome message inviting them to create an account on Wikipedia before the workshop, and recommending some short videos to watch to learn about Wikipedia's policies and culture

  • Introductions
  • Overview presentation (slides on Google Docs) (Martin Poulter)
  • Work through training pages (Darren Logan)
  • Break for lunch (provided by MRC)
  • Attendees work on articles of interest, with in-person help from Wikimedians
  • Afternoon coffee break + informal presentation of some other things that are useful to know (Charles Matthews)
  • Close at 4pm

London, Friday 1 July 2011

Volunteers

New users

Also attending

Articles created or edited

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