Wikimedia Community Ireland Newsletter – February 2020

Wiki Science

Congratulations to the winners of Wiki Science Ireland 2020! You can see the winning and runner up images here. These images will go forward to the international competition – and good luck to everyone in that competition!

Celtic Knot 2020

A date for your diaries – Celtic Knot is coming to Limerick on 9 and 10 July in the Hunt Museum this year – the first time the conference will be held outside of Great Britain! The conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of information across language barriers and support associated communities. As in previous years we will have a strong focus on Wikidata and its potential to support languages.

At the moment we want to know what themes you want to see covered – what can we learn from fellow Irish speakers and international Wikimedians. Get in touch as these themes will inform the call for papers which will open by the end of February.

If you want to work with us on Celtic Knot, have suggestions, or comments – get in touch!

Wiki Loves Folklore

There is an international media competition, Wiki Loves Folklore, running internationally until the end of February. The competition encourages people to upload images representing folklore and traditions in your region or country. Representations of Ireland in many of the relevant categories is quite poor, so if you have photos, videos, or recordings of your own that are new to Wikimedia Commons then upload them to be in with the chance of winning prizes! Find out more here.

Editing events in TOG Hackerspace

We continue our monthly editing events in TOG Hackerspace on Wednesday 26 February from 7-9pm. Not only can you learn about Wikipedia, but also Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and all the other sister projects. All you need is a laptop and some ideas of what you’d like to work on – we’ll provide the pizza and the WiFi!

To get a reminder about this and other upcoming event sign up on the TOG Meetup page, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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