Wikimedia Community Ireland Newsletter – November 2019

Wiki Science

The photo and image competition, Wiki Science, is now open for uploads! This year there are 6 categories: People in science, Microscopy images, Non-photographic media, Image sets, Wildlife and nature, and a General category. In Ireland we also award a 7th prize for an image depicting Women in STEM. The competition is open until 15 December, and as Science Week is in full swing – why not take some photos and be in with a chance of winning prizes? Here you can see the winning images from 2018 and 2017. Upload here!

Wiki Loves Monuments

Huge congratulations to the 2019 winners of Wiki Loves Monuments in Ireland. You can see the top ten Irish images here, along with the other winning images from all participating countries. Good luck to all in the international round!

Meetups in Cork

We have begun to hold events in Cork for Wikimedians or those interested in learning more about Wikipedia and its sister projects. The next event is on 13 November in Rochestown Park Hotel from 7:30. Find all the details of this event, or see other upcoming events on Meetup.

Chemistry Wikithon

We are partnering with TCD School of Chemistry to celebrate Science Week and the International Year of the Periodic Table to host a Wikipedia editing event on Monday 18 November from 6-9pm. We will be focusing on articles relating to chemistry. You can find all the details here.

Archives and Records Association

We were delighted to be invited to take part in the upcoming event by the ARA, Championing Diversity and Inclusion in Irish Archives and Records, on Thursday 21 November in Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Find all the details here.

Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland

We are also taking part in a day of CPD training with the IAI, Successfully communicating cultural heritage content using social media and other online sources, on Friday 22 November in the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Find all the details here.

Open Street Mapping Kilkenny

A reminder that our friends in Open Street Map Ireland are hosting a mapping event in Kilkenny on the 30 November. You can find all the details here.

Editing events in TOG Hackerspace

We continue our monthly editing events in TOG Hackerspace on Monday 2 December 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.

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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