-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Oh, goodness, I see that Pheobe already wrote about this!
Cary Bass wrote: > Hi all, > > I'm forwarding a request for volunteers to help out on December 16 > at the Moscone Center to attend a workshop on Wikipedia sponsored > by the American Society for Cell Biology. He hopes to get as many > as 20 Wikipedians (very optimistic!) but it would be great if we > could get at least ten to come. I say, "Wikimedians," though > because I think we can talk about quite a bit more than just > Wikipedia (Wikiversity and Wikimedia Commons both come to mind, and > can probably ) > > I will probably make it a point myself to be there, and maybe drag > someone else from the office with me. But also be aware that > December 16 is a Tuesday, so if you have a M-F daytime job, you may > want to call in sick or just not show up, so you can attend this. > Not that I'm endorsing any of these things... (Maybe you can take > a long lunch too!) > > Speaking of lunch, I see that the organizers are buying the > volunteers lunch. That should be incentive too. :) > > Please, let me know offlist if you can make it. > > Cary > > > > Bill Wedemeyer wrote: >> 14 November 2008 Hi Cary, The ASCB (American Society for Cell >> Biology) Wikipedia workshop will take place on December 16th, >> from 12:30-2:30pm at the Moscone Center. Because of security >> issues, and also because the organizers are really nice, the >> volunteers should show up at the Moscone Center at 11am, so that >> the organizers can take us all out to a nice lunch and escort us >> personally to the workshop. I think the organizers are sincerely >> interested in Wikipedia and Wikipedians, and see great >> possibilities where science and Wikipedia intersect. Anyway, >> it's a 3 1/2 hour gig in all (11am-2:30pm), although I think >> volunteers could leave the workshop early if they needed to. The >> organizers invited User:TimVickers and me to run the workshop. >> Basically, the organizers would like us all to help their >> scientists put their research up on Wikipedia as referenced >> articles with newly uploaded images. The scientists will bring >> the references, images and knowledge; all we need to do is help >> them squeeze all that into a good wiki-article. Tim and I will >> probably speak for 30 minutes, introducing Wikipedia and >> wiki-markup, and then let the scientists start writing from >> 1pm-2:30pm. We'll do everything in our power to make it easy for >> the scientists, who are reportedly smart people. ;) But there's >> bound to be snafus and confusions and misapprehensions, which the >> personal touch of a few good volunteers could smooth over. >> Volunteers won't need their laptops, just good cheer and a >> willingness to help out some befuddled scientists. It's a great >> opportunity to build bridges with the scientific community, and >> put a human face on Wikipedia. If the workshop works as well as >> I hope, we'll get more invites from other scientific bodies, >> which in turn means more great scientific articles and >> contributors, which in turn means...you get the picture. We're >> also recruiting volunteers to help out online. Hoping for a good >> turnout from both communities, Bill > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-SF mailing list Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFJIdeNyQg4JSymDYkRAp10AJ9U2Z7DycYwmF3tecEiKGn3m24EbgCgmxXG Gbe43jcwIUFyykiY1NmeSnU= =AYX+ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-SF mailing list Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf