As it happens, I will already be at Moscone for the concurrent meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Depending on the schedule for my meeting, I may look to come over.
-Robert Rohde On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 12:25 PM, phoebe ayers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hello all, > > User:Proteins, aka Bill W., is a Wikipedian and scientist who is > running a Wikipedia-editing workshop at the American Society of Cell > Biologists meeting on Dec. 16th in San Francisco. He is looking for > help from the community and from experienced editors who would like to > come along and help out in person. The plan is to meet up at 11am at > the Moscone Center on the 16th, for lunch beforehand and then do the > workshop. See below for a brief description of the plan; description > with links is at: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Proteins#workshop.21_and_stuff. > There is also a link to the "practical tutorial" he plans to use on > his user page. > > Bill has experience in leading groups through editing workshops (and > he met many of us at Wikimania 2008), and the ASCB is his peer group, > so I think the workshop will go well. He's looking for help from > editors who can answer questions and help guide the scientists. This > is a chance to work with a group of interested, very knowledgable > subject experts who are Wikipedia newbies -- so if you have patience > and experience with working with academics this is a great > opportunity. > > If you're interested, please contact [[en:user:proteins]] directly. > > best, > Phoebe > > ---------------------------- > The workshop is scheduled to take place from 12:30-2;30pm on December > 16th at the Moscone Center, which you might know is just south of > Market St. in San Francisco, at 747 Howard Street. The organizers > anticipate roughly 60 scientists, who will come with laptops, > references, images and a cell-biology topic on which they'd like to > write an article. Our mission is to help them do that within two > hours: difficult, much? > > Tim and I sketched an introduction for the scientists here, which I > believe Awadewit looked over. We also made a welcome page for them as > well. Here's the ASCB advertisement, which is abstracted on the > conference's main page. Tim Vickers had the idea of organizing online > Wikipedians to help the scientists with copyediting and other > wiki-specific issues, but I thought it would be also good to bring the > two communities (scientists and Wikipedians) together, face-to-face, > and let them work together and form better opinions of one another. > > The organizers agreed enthusiastically, and basically said the more > the merrier, up to about 20 volunteers. There's a slight difficulty in > getting the Wikipedians into the conference, since there's some > security as is usual at scientific conferences. So the organizers very > kindly offered to take all the Wikipedian volunteers out to lunch > beforehand and to escort them personally through security to the > workshop. That's why it's important that we all meet up together at > 11am at the Moscone Center. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-SF mailing list > Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-SF mailing list Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf