Meeting Minutes-10 February 2015

Attendees:

Shannon Eichelberger (SE)

Eugene Eichelberger (EE)

Clem McGann (CM)

Sharon Flynn (SF)

Rebecca O’Neill (RO)

User Group

There has been no news on the domain name being turned over us. EE will
send out another email to check in.

SE and RO signed the User Group Agreement. A copy can be found in the
shared folders.

Edit-a-thons

Engineering 8 February-We had a poor turnout, regardless some articles were
worked on. RO created a new article for Alice Perry and expanded another.
She will nominate both articles for the “Did you know?” section on the
front page of Wikipedia.

WWI/Collins Barracks 14 February-it is being promoted by several historical
groups. Flyers were put up at Trinity and it was sent out on the mailing
list. SE will also send out a notification on the Irish Wikipedians mailing
list.

NUIG/Writing Centre March-SE will conduct the initial training and possibly
the edit-a-thon.

Cochrane Symposium 24-25 April-SE talked with two members of the Cochrane
team. It was agreed that a training session would be run as part of the
conference. The Cochrane group will create a list of article to work
on in WikiProject
Medicine <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine>.
They have also offered us exhibition space. Only SE and EE will be
available for the event. They will discuss their plan for the symposium and
report back to the group.

Conferences

DBpedia-RO reported on her attendance to the DBPedia meetup on 9 February.
It was a very international group. During the DBpedia as Gaelige meetup RO
promoted out group and offered our assistance. Two attendees that are based
at NUIG were interested in getting involved. RO put them in touch with SF.

CESI/Education 28 February-it will continue to be promoted on twitter. EE
and SF made changes to the Education Outreach
<https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries/Ireland> page for
Ireland. SF will add the Education outreach events to this page.

Misc

Meetup Page-EE suggested that we use the Ireland Meetup Page
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Ireland> on Wikipedia to
promote our events to a wider audience. It was also proposed that we post
the details for one meeting per month as a recruitment tool. This was
agreed.

Recruitment-It was agreed that we need to recruit more members. It was
proposed that we start giving talks at other groups that might be
interested in what we are doing (eg. Open Data, Open Knowledge, Girl Geek
Dinners, Python, ect.). A spreadsheet has been created in the shared
folders for information on groups we can reach out to. EE will look at
technical groups while RO will look at womens groups. It was also suggested
that we might hold more “social gatherings” rather than workshops/trainings.


The next meeting will take place on 18 February at 7pm in Dublin. If you
would like to attend, either in person or via Google Hangouts, please send
an email to wikimediairel...@gmail.com
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