I'm not a member of Wikimedia UK (because I can never find the money
when I think about joining), but I've noticed a lot of the events are
university things or museum stuff, I was wondering, are there any other
types of events, for example, I know the Dutch/German chapters run or
host the occasional Hack-a-Thon or meetups at other coding related
events. Do we do anything other than the GLAM or whatever it is?
-- Lewis Cawte
14 year old Wikimedia, LAMP server owner and follower of MediaWiki
There is a short feature by Harriet Vickers, who was there on 13 April,
now available from http://poddelusion.co.uk/blog/ as episode 81 (i.e. a
week ago, not their Royal wedding special). Sadly for the rest of you,
it's an interview with me, rather than related directly to the talks. 34
minutes or so in, as it says.
You might have seen the "Welcome to Wikipedia" booklet (top item on here:
WMUK is planning to get some more of these printed as they're very useful at
events. Before we start doing that I just wanted to ask if anyone here has
any feedback on it as it stands. If you've been making use of them at
universities / GLAMS etc and can think of ways to improve it, please let me
know. Or indeed if you think it's great as is please let me know, as we are
looking at making some changes before we order some.
Also if you have any requests or ideas for others leaflets/flyers/handouts
or the like please shout, as there will probably be other things we can
And finally, if you have experience using Scribus and might be willing to do
some light DTP to help make all of this work, please do drop me a line. :-)
I have created a page on the WMUK Wiki here:
http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Publications - or please feel free to email me.
(Board member responsible for dead trees)
Forwarding in the hope that there are interested students, or people that know interested students, subscribed to this list that might want to follow Imperial's lead here... :-)
(Also, in case you haven't spotted the newly-formed Wikimedia education list, you can join it at https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/education .)
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jessie Wild <jwild(a)wikimedia.org>
> Date: 22 April 2011 22:33:55 GMT+01:00
> To: education(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: [Wikimedia Education] Calling all students: student club IRC
> Reply-To: education(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> If you are a student and want to become more involved with Wikimedia, be
> a leader and organizer on your university campus, and interact with a
> global network of like-minded students, starting a STUDENT CLUB could be
> a great opportunity for you!
> As many of you know, Wikipedia focused university outreach is begin to
> take more and more active forms. I was hoping that you would all be
> the first to begin the conversations about how students clubs can
> effectively become part of the larger Wikimedia movement.
> I would love to schedule a time on IRC for us to get together and
> brainstorm ways to move forward with the student movement of
> Wikip/media. Specific agenda items, time, and channel can be found on
> the talk page:
> Please spread the word! All are welcome – specifically current
> university & college students :)
>  http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_University_Program
>  http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_student_clubs
> Jessie Wild
> Special Projects Manager
> Global Development
> Wikimedia Foundation
> Education mailing list
As you might know, a new Board was elected last Saturday at the
WikiConference in Bristol.
The new Board is:
Roger Bamkin (Victuallers) - Chair
Andrew Turvey (AndrewRT) - Treasurer
Michael Peel (Mike Peel) - Secretary
Chris Keating (The Land)
Martin Poulter (MartinPoulter)
Ashley Van Haeften (Fae)
Steve Virgin (Steve Virgin)
Gemma Griffiths continues as a pro-bono public relations consultant to the
Board, while Tom Dalton steps down as Treasurer.
I am sure I speak for the whole board when I say we are looking forward to
working with the whole community over the coming year. Amongst the aims
discussed on Saturday are professionalising the Chapter, achieving charity
status, and announcing more exciting outreach projects and partnership -
more on these things to come.
If there's anything you'd like to discuss please do get in touch. You can
reach each of us by email at firstname.surname(a)wikimedia.org.uk . Members
are also very welcome to attend Board meetings, which are held alternately
by conference calls and online - the provisional schedule is at:
For people who are on this list but didn't register via EventBrite.
Apologies to anyone who gets this message twice.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wikimedia UK <contact(a)eventbrite.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM
Subject: Message to attendees of WikiConference UK 2011
If you joined us at the WikiConference UK
2011<http://wikiconferenceuk2011.eventbrite.com/>last weekend, we hope
you enjoyed it and welcome any feedback about the
event. We have created a short survey at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MKT3Q6N - please take a short time to complete
this so we can see what people enjoyed and how we can make it even better
Well we have geographic and age related diversity. Llinguistic, ethnic
and gender diversity would be nice and I hope the board is keen to
reach out to the celtic languages, non-native speakers and so forth.
Gender diversity is a problem across almost the whole of Wikimedia.
Maybe the board can address this by targeting their expenditure at
recruiting in communities that are predominately female. Silver
surfers and especially retired teachers and librarians for starters.
On 20 April 2011 11:44, Gordon Joly <gordon.joly(a)pobox.com> wrote:
> On 19/04/2011 22:43, Chris Keating wrote:
> The new Board is:
> Roger Bamkin (Victuallers) - Chair
> Andrew Turvey (AndrewRT) - Treasurer
> Michael Peel (Mike Peel) - Secretary
> Chris Keating (The Land)
> Martin Poulter (MartinPoulter)
> Ashley Van Haeften (Fae)
> Steve Virgin (Steve Virgin)
> Gentlemen, I expect us to be a registered charity by the 2012 AGM!!!
> P.S. Diversity of the board?
> Gordon Joly
> Don't Leave Space To The Professionals!
> Wikimedia UK mailing list
> WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org