Wikimedia Community Ireland Newsletter – August 2018
Wiki Loves Monuments 2018
This year the list of eligible monuments for Ireland’s Wiki Loves Monuments has exploded – going from 1214 to 6290! You can find all of the structures waiting for photos on our map, with all of the red dots pointing to places with no photo uploaded yet. There are canal locks, bridges, mills, market halls, churches and much more that are all waiting to have their photo taken and win you prizes!
Submissions will open on 25 August as part of Heritage Week, and will close on 30 September. You can find all the details here.
Do you want to get involved? We’re looking for this year’s judges at the moment, so do let us know if you’d like to help out. Do spread the word far and wide, and help show off Ireland’s built heritage to the world!
The UK are taking part this year, so all of the monuments in Northern Ireland are also eligible for inclusion in their competition.
Since the Celtic Knot conference, new to tools have been enabled on Vicipéid. This includes improvements to the citation tool, and work on enabling Wikidata infoboxes too. If you’re interested in helping out the development or maintenance of these tools, do get in touch. You can read a report on the conference from Wikimedia UK here.
Editing events in TOG Hackerspace
We will be continuing our monthly editing events in TOG Hackerspace on Wednesday 29 August from 7-9pm. Whether you are new to Wikipedia or an old hand at editing, come along for a chat with fellow Wikimedians! All you need is a laptop, WiFi and pizza will be provided!
This year we are delighted to be taking part in a workshop at Ireland’s National Irish Science Fiction Convention, Octocon, this October. Two of our volunteers will be hosting a workshop on how to edit Wikipedia, and to draw attention to the issues relating to diversity in biographies on Wikipedia, particularly relating to Science Fiction and Fantasy. You can find all the details about the event and the conference here.
Is there an event you think Wikimedia Community Ireland should get involved in, or should look at organising? Do you have idea for an event or campaign you’d like to work on with us? Or have any other good ideas, then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!