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Hello I'm a Wikipedian editor and administrator who lives in Jedburgh in Scotland. I've worked as an engineer, teacher, an information technologist and lecturer. I've worked for Rolls-Royce and co-written pantomimes.[1] I have spoken and trained about Wikipedia in several countries from Norway to Israel and in Monmouth, Gibraltar, most Universities in the East Midlands, Edinburgh Uni and UCI.

I'm currently trying to write an article about a woman every day again (329 days (so far) this year). I was at the Monthly Women in Red meetings in Edinburgh - I was at #77 on 27 September 2023 virtually. In 2020 I completed writing an article a day for a year. My first run of one every day started on 22 March 2020 as the first? UK lockdown started 1,344 days ago and lasted for ~360 days. In August 2021 I spoke at Wikimania 2021. (My ''Fourth'' virtual appearance at a Wikimania).

Wiki CV[edit]

The Tutu House has a Joburgpedia plaque
Gandhi's House has a Joburgpedia plaque
Anna Letitia Barbauld - poet and writerElizabeth Carter - translatorAngelica Kauffman - artistElizabeth Sheridan - singerHannah More - writerCharlotte Lennox - writerCatharine Macaulay - historianElizabeth Montagu - Leader of Blue Stocking SocietyElizabeth Griffith - playwright and novelistUse your cursor to explore (or Click icon to enlarge)
Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo by Richard Samuel, 1778, include Elizabeth Carter, Angelica Kauffman, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Catharine Macaulay, Elizabeth Montagu, Elizabeth Griffith, Hannah More, Elizabeth Ann Sheridan and Charlotte Lennox.[2] Use a cursor to see who is who.

I was the 3rd Wikipedian in Residence (first British).[3] I co-founded QRpedia, Monmouthpedia and Women in Red. QRpedia was donated to Wikimedia UK.[4] It is still used in Bremenpedia, Joburgpedia, Freopedia, Toodyaypedia and in education applications in Algeria.[5] I was chair of WikimediaUK when it became a charity and gained its first staffed office. I've spoken about Wikipedia related projects in Israel, Europe, America and Africa. Noted editathon at the Pankhurst centre.[6]

I have worked on QRpedia projects in Derby, Monmouth, Johannesburg, Bremen, Toodyay, Fremantle, Odessa (etc) and in 2022 I'm still working on Women in Red.[7] For Ada Lovelace Day I was involved with a 24 hour editathon at which was covered by several news outlets.[8][9][10]


This user received the Editor of the Week award.
This user is a member of WikiProject Women in Red (redlinks→blue)

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  1. ^ "bamkin - Google Search". Retrieved 2021-10-05.
  2. ^ Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo, Richard Samuel, 1778, National Portrait Gallery, accessed February 2010
  3. ^ "'When I look back at my life, I can say I had one of the UK's coolest jobs'". Derby Telegraph. 2012-01-28. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  4. ^ "Announcement – QRpedia donated to Wikimedia UK". the Wikimedia UK blog!. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  5. ^ Soulimane, Ghizlene; Kouninef, Belkacem; Senouci, Mohamed; Djelti, Mohamed (2016-10-01). "QR Codes and Mobile Technology Used in the Blended Learning Approach". International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD). 7 (4). doi:10.4018/IJTD.2016100101.
  6. ^ "Global Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon (#Wikieditathon) 2019 – London – Ada Lovelace Day". Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  7. ^ Zitser, Joshua. "Hundreds of dedicated Wikipedia volunteers are defying the sexists to write women back into history". Insider. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  8. ^ Boodhoo, Niala (October 11-12). "Big Tech's Big Tobacco moment". Axios Podcast. {{cite news}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ "Wikipedia Has a Women Problem". FromAtoSHE®. 2021-10-12. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  10. ^ Feminists fight against Wikipedia content gender gap in global 24 hour edit-a-thon Well researched piece covering Carol Ann, Mahwish, On This Day She and me.