Hey all -
I'm currently UC Berkeley's Wikipedian in Residence.
It took a while to straighten out the technical details of my ability
to reserve rooms, set up internet for non-affiliates, and so forth.
However, it seems like we've finally gotten everything straightened
out. For at least the next few months, if anyone would like to
co-organize a Wikipedia related event open to and of interest to our
campus community with me, I should be able to secure rooms of pretty
much any size, as well as internet access for participants.
I know we've had some problems securing venues in the east bay in the
past, and hopefully this will be of help. (We'll also be having some
editathons on campus open to the general community that we'll announce
in the near future :))
Just a reminder, for those who are calendar-challenged (as I am) that
this Sunday afternoon we will be editing Wikipedia together at the Main
Library in Berkeley. More information:
Come even if you don't sign up; drop in whenever; come by just to say "Hi!"
I will be teaching a free, six week, online course on editing Wikipedia,
with a focus on improving Wikipedia articles related to Open Educational
Resources starting February 25.
The course "Writing Wikipedia Articles" (aka "WIKISOO") is offered through
the School of Open, and with support from the University of Mississippi and
the Hewlett Foundation. Co-instructors are Sara Frank Bristow of Salient
Research and Dr. Robert Cummings of the University of Mississippi.
Please join us, and/or help spread the word in your circles!
* Enrollment page: http://enwp.org/WP:WIKISOO/NOW
* More information: http://enwp.org/WP:WIKISOO
[[User:Peteforsyth]] on English Wikipedia etc.
Instructor, Writing Wikipedia Articles