Wikimedia Community Ireland Newsletter – September 2019

Wiki Loves Monuments

Wiki Loves Monuments photography competition is back in Ireland for 2019! You can upload your images until midnight on 30 September to be in with a chance of winning. All of the eligible sites can be found on the map here. So far, we have over 550 images uploaded from 30 participants – good luck to everyone that has taken part! There is no limit to the amount of images you can submit, and as long as the image is new to Wikimedia Commons, it can have been taken at any time. We look forward to seeing you submissions in the next 2 weeks.

Women of Northern Ireland Editathon

We are very excited to be collaborating with Women Who Code Belfast to host an editathon as part of Culture Night 2019. Focusing on biographies of women from or in Northern Ireland, the event will take place on 21st September from 11am-4pm Established Coffee, Hill Street, Belfast. We hope to see some of you there!

Lecture on Wikipedia

As part of a lecture series on encyclopedias and dictionaries held by Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, our Project Coordinator will be giving a lecture on Wikipedia on 27 September from 1:10pm. Find all of the details about this and the other lectures here.

Editing events in TOG Hackerspace

We continue our monthly editing events in TOG Hackerspace on Wednesday 25 September 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!

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Getting Involved!

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? Would you like to join us as part of organising committee? Or have any other good ideas, then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

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