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Looking at Bremenpedia in 2014
QRpedia and crowd sourcing at Derby Museum
A picture taken by John Cummings
We founded a UK Charity

Victuallers name is Roger Bamkin. I'm a wikipedian administrator, an IT consultant, co-creator of QRpedia and I was a co-creator of GibraltarpediA, MonmouthpediA and Women in Red. I became chair of WMUK in April 2011 and served for one year. My background is in relational databases although I have dabbled in artificial intelligence, material science and engineering. Actually I've dabbled in quite a few things so that is why I probably like Wikipedia. I'm passionate about sharing information and I believe we are making a difference. I've become more involved after supporting the work between the British Museum and Wikipedia. I've got qualifications in IT, Engineering and Education, but I frequently comment (way) outside these areas.

I spoke at the GLAM WIKI conference in November 2010 (presentation) and in Bristol at the Wiki Academy and the 2011 Wikimedia UK AGM. I was a Wikipedian in Residence with Derby Museum during their partnership with Wikimedia U.K.. I co-invented QRpedia codes and I ran "The Wright Challenge" with Andrew Dalby. (See video). I've spoken in Haifa, Bristol, London, Berlin, Vienna, Bremen, Tangier, Lillehammer and Mexico City concerning Wikimedia. I was very involved with the exciting project MonmouthpediA which links Wikipedia with the people of Monmouth and Gibraltarpedia which was a tadge more ambitious. I have worked, and do work, as a teacher and a consultant on project management and I.T. related issues.

I have helped with Praguepedia, Joburgpedia, Freopedia, Bremenpedia and Umepedia. Over the last few years I have created 100s of biogs of women and I contribute to #wikiwomeninred on twitter.

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My Interests[edit]

Peter Perez Burdett - map maker poss. James Ferguson Earl Ferrers who bought the painting Face to left full moon face Childs face nearly full light face to right unidentified silhouetteWright of Derby, The Orrery.jpg
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Pages I have contributed to include: The Agnew Clinic, George William Alexander, Alphabet book, Amanitore, Nathaniel Ames, Angle, Ashover, Aston-on-Trent, Augusta Anne Ayscough, Francis Ayscough, Thomas Bancroft, Ralph Barton, Beighton, Thomas Rawson Birks, Jeremiah Brandreth, Johanna Brandt, John Blackner, Sir Brooke Boothby, 6th Baronet, George Bradburn, ....

QRpedia pic[edit]

A Swedish QRpedia code



Archives-of-american-art-barnstar.png Archives of American Art Barnstar
I, SarahStierch, hereby award you, Victuallers, with this barnstar for your participation and contributions in the Fine Art Edit-a-Thon! Thank you for helping to expand and contribute to Wikipedia's coverage of fine art, especially from afar. SarahStierch (talk) 19:40, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
BritishMuseum-barnstar.png The British Museum barnstar
Not only for your help on Hoxne - but all those wonderful DYKs! Witty Lama 00:00, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Halloween2009barnstar.png The Halloween 2009 Limited Edition Barnstar
For your dedicated work on this year's Halloween themed DYKs, from encouraging nominations to organizing and arranging the queues and finally making it happen. Well done. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 13:14, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For tirelessly assessing articles for WikiProject Schools, I award Victuallers the Working Man's Barnstar --Jh12 15:30, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
I'd like to give everyone who's participated in the creation of this gideline, this barnstar for collective patience and effort. To chgallen, Camaron1, Dahliarose, DWaterson, Miss Mondegreen, and Victuallers, I solute you. Adam McCormick 03:58, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
for your tireless work assessing a phenomenal number of school articles and for the constructive edits you have made over many months in an attempt to improve and properly source a large number of Wikipedia articles. Dahliarose 22:40, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your great work on Mary Howitt. Keep it up! Ben Tibbetts 02:34, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
Derbyshire Barnstar.jpg The WikiProject Derbyshire Award of Excellence
This is for you Victauallers. For all your hard work on the fascinating facts/DYK?s, espically the ones on the main page! Bluegoblin7 14:36, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I award you this barnstar for your work on the map of Queluz National Palace. You've added an original and innovative feature to make a great article even better. Respect. athinaios (talk) 15:13, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Peace
For forgiving a misunderstanding when helpfully informing me. --J. Atkins (talk - contribs) 16:52, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Thanks and kudos for your frequent contributions to DYK-related endeavors and other things you do for Wikipedia. See...people do notice! - Boston (talk) 22:38, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Victuallers, thanks for raising the issue about 10 Downing Street's description. Delighted to find that Wikipedia is right and they are not! Pointillist (talk) 22:44, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Halloween Barnstar.PNG The Barnstar o'Lantern
I know it's a few hours early, but for all the hard work coordinating the Halloween DYK effort, you deserve this jack'o'barnstar. Geraldk (talk) 17:48, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Wikipedia Motivation Award Wikipedia Motivation Award
To you the Motivation Award for lifting the spirits of so many Wikipedians (and I'm one of them) and encouraging them to the creation of good articles. --Sulmues talk 16:31, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
DYK Medal.svg The DYK Medal
Hasn't anyone given you one of these yet? I can hardly believe it. For your contributions to the running of DYK for a very long period, I hereby award you the DYK contributors medal. Your assistance is very much appreciated! Gatoclass (talk) 16:37, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Dyk200.png The 200 DYK Medal
Well, you hit the magic number just before I did. I might have to wait for someone to award it to me, but you won't. Here is your 200 medal. King Bedford I Seek his grace 05:34, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Dyk200CE.svg The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Here is your second 200 DYK medal: this one singles out the total of article creations and expansions you have brought to the Main page. Looking at your latest DYK work, it appears to cover a broad swath of topics, from here to yon, from zig to zag. (Say, when you finally write the Anti-Slavery Society Convention 1840, call me up! I am interested because of the Americans present.) Congratulations for your achievement! Binksternet (talk) 03:56, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

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