User:Stinglehammer

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Ewan McAndrew[edit]

things i like

Stinglehammer
— Wikipedian  —
Ewan McAndrew on Mt. Fitzroy (with an orange)
NameEwan McAndrew
BornAberdeen, Scotland
CountryScotland, UK
Current locationGlasgow and Edinburgh
Time zoneGMT
EthnicityScottish/Australian.
Height5' 10"
Education and employment
OccupationWikimedian in Residence
EmployerUniversity of Edinburgh
High schoolEllon Academy
UniversityUniversity of Glasgow
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
HobbiesReading, writing, hiking, swimming, going to the movies, playing the mandolin.
Interests

English literature, Modern History, Technology, Travel, Films, Information Science, Libraries, Archives, Gaming, Football, Badminton.

Contact info
Bloghttp://thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wir/
Emailewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk

Stinglehammer[edit]

Hi, I'm Stinglehammer (Ewan) and I currently live in Glasgow, Scotland, although my home town is Newburgh, Aberdeenshire.

Stinglehammer
— Wikipedian  —
NameEwan McAndrew
Country Scotland

I'm employed as a Wikimedian in Residence at The University of Edinburgh.

I have a second Wikipedia account (User:EMcAndrew) which I use for training purposes.

This is one of the many reasons why we do this: WATCH "Life in a Day - Abel and his laptop" (with thanks to Martin Poulter for providing the heads up on the link)

If you ever feel like getting involved in some of our projects or training sessions then message me, by all means. I'd be glad to hear from you.

The project page for the residency is located here: Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh and my blog is here: http://thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wir/.

Real name: Ewan McAndrew Email: ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk Twitter handle: @emcandre Location: Glasgow and Edinburgh

About me[edit]

I have an MA in English (Literature & Language) & Modern History from University of Glasgow, a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in Software Development from Glasgow Caledonian University and a PGDE in English & Media Teaching from University of Strathclyde. I also hold a TEFL certificate from I-to-I and have undertaken short courses in creative writing & screenwriting.

Currently, I am studying on the Information Management MSc course at the University of Northumbria (accredited by CILIP and the ARA) as well as trying to find time for the following MOOC courses:

Things I like[edit]

I love travelling, music, history, cinema and literature, and this all feeds into my regular day-job of teaching of English & Media Studies. I'm interested in all kinds of stories (movies, books, plays) and create my own stories from time to time. Above all, I'm passionate about the idea of lifelong learning and broadening your horizons. Hence why I'm here and why I'm trying to learn how to play the mandolin (badly).

My Wikidata subpages[edit]

  1. List of Edinburgh alumni who are health professionals
  2. List of Edinburgh medical alumni born in Edinburgh
  3. List of Edinburgh buildings and their architects
  4. List of Architects with UK citizenship, grouped by place of education
  5. User:Stinglehammer/Spies from the UK
  6. User:Stinglehammer/Female spies
  7. User:Stinglehammer/InternationalAlumni
  8. Notable people whose doctoral advisor was a University of Edinburgh alum (+ academic field) - Hit 'EXECUTE' to run the Wikidata query.
  9. Awards won by women who attended the University of Edinburgh - Hit 'EXECUTE' to run this Wikidata query
  10. Awards won by people employed by the University of Edinburgh - Hit 'EXECUTE' to run this Wikidata query
  11. Organisations founded by people born in Edinburgh - Hit 'EXECUTE' to run this Wikidata query
  12. User:Stinglehammer/STEM/Science (List of all those working in field of science & its subclasses)
  13. User:Stinglehammer/Scottish Gaelic
  14. User:Stinglehammer/ScottishFemaleWriters
  15. Female authors with UK citizenship

Links[edit]

  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red
  2. Wikipedia:WikiProject Women artists
  3. Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
  4. List of Gothic artists
  5. Gothic architecture
  6. Gothic architects
  7. Category: Gothic paintings
  8. List of gothic fiction works
  9. List of Gothic horror films
  10. Writers of Gothic fiction
  11. Gothic novels
  12. Southern Gothic films
  13. VIDEO - The GLAM-WIKI Revolution
Video-x-generic.svgThis user enjoys films.
MapL.pngThis user enjoys travelling.
Quill and ink.svgThis user enjoys writing.
YellowLabradorLooking new.jpgThis user loves dogs.
mnd-1This user is a novice mandolinist.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svgThis user believes in the
right of every human being
to have access to Wikipedia.
Eastern Bluebird-27527-2.jpgThis user tweets on Twitter as @emcandre.
This user has three academic degrees.
Writing Magnifying.PNGThis user is a member of
the Guild of Copy Editors.
Mortarboard.jpgThis user works at the University of Edinburgh.

Sandboxes[edit]

The Signpost
1 December 2018

Tools[edit]

  1. Content Translation tool
  2. A tool which 'scores' a Wikipedia page. (tick the checkbox for WP10 once you've selected enwiki from the dropdown menu)
  3. Cat-a-lot gadget for Wikicommons
  4. Citation Hunt tool
  5. Free Image search tool
  6. Geograph.org.uk to Commons tool
  7. Flickr2commons tool
  8. Wikidata map of all the Wikipedia articles located within a 2km radius of University of Edinburgh
  9. FlickrFree shows free, recently uploaded images on Flickr, ready for transfer to Commons.
  10. URL2Commons can transfer files from a list of URLs to Commons.
  11. Reasonator - Wikidata "in pretty".
  12. Todo, little things you can do on Wikidata.
  13. BaGLAMa, monthly view counts for pages containing images from selected Commons categories.
  14. (Wikipedia where in OSM) is a project to show for a Wikipedia article geometric objects from OpenStreetMap.
  15. GLAMorous, a tool to keep track of Commons images used on other projects.
  16. Wikishootme: Have a camera? Find places nearby that have items on Wikidata but no images yet, and see your pictures beautify an article or two!
  17. Uptrends on English Wikipedia this week
  18. Wikiradio is an audio service transmitted via Internet streaming. Each sound is the that the community has chosen to be highlighted as some of the finest on Wikipedia and Commons.
  19. Geohack for Edinburgh
  20. Convert PDF to SVG.
  21. Autolist 2
  22. Catnap
  23. Catfood
  24. Video2commons
  25. Wikimedia search
  26. Tool to turn Excel table into Wiki code
  27. Recent deaths tool - gets recent celebrity deaths from Find-A-Grave, and compares it with Wikidata items
  28. Page views tool
  29. Herding tool - Useful for tracking edits of user groups after an event.
  30. Passing On is a design experiment in using data, stories, and cooperation to change women's representation online.
  31. Mix n Match tool
  32. Word count
  33. Prose size

Articles of interest[edit]

Dr Humphrey Southall, Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth, written with Dr Martin Poulter, describe a Wikipedia-based assignment given to first-year students in Applied Human Geography and also looking at how academics can inform the widest public about their subject, and raise awareness of the reliable sources used in research.

UCL Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) ran an event for 36 postgraduate translation studies students, all new to editing Wikipedia, to learn how to contribute to the online encyclopedia anyone can edit. Co-organiser Dr Mira Vogel discusses its success.

Prezi presentation.

  1. Wikipedia 15 and Education - WikiEdu blog.
  2. 'You probably haven’t even noticed Google’s sketchy quest to control the world’s knowledge' The Washington Post - Caitlin Dewey, May 11 2016

Wikipedia & Altmetric[edit]

  1. Click here for the Wikipedia & Altmetric folder
  2. A tool which 'scores' a Wikipedia page. (tick the checkbox for WP10 once you've selected enwiki from the dropdown menu)
  3. Citation Hunt tool

Recent contributions[edit]

Articles to improve[edit]

Resources created[edit]

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