Wikipedia:WikiProject Computational Biology/ISMB 2016 Editathon
|Date||July 11, 2016|
|Venue||America's Seminar room, Walt Disney World Dolphin|
|Location||Orlando, Florida, USA|
ISCB is committed to furthering knowledge of computational biology to all. Wikipedia has been an important avenue for both scientists and the public alike to find out about our science. 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science and to celebrate that, we are organizing a free event to learn more about Wikipedia, Wikidata and how you can use Wikipedia in your teaching.
- Alex Bateman (user page), Head of Protein Sequence Resources at the European Bioinformatics Institute.
- Alastair Kilpatrick (user page), Postdoctoral Associate at the University of California San Diego.
- Alessandro Marchetti (user page), Postdoctoral Associate at Zhejiang University.
We encourage all attendees to register an account in advance and feel free to contact us!
To join, please add your signature by clicking "[Edit]" above and adding # ~~~~ to the bottom of this list. We also encourage participants to join WikiProject Computational Biology.
- Alexbateman (talk) 17:00, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
- Amkilpatrick (talk) 17:00, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
- Alexmar983 (talk) 17:00, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
- Vivek Rai (talk) 04:38, 6 July 2016 (UTC), Undergraduate at IIT Kharagpur
- Kieran (talk) 04:32, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
- Jiywang3 (talk)
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- Jmc200 (talk) 23:25, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
- DArcyMyers (talk)
- Priyanka Surana (talk) 23:32, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
- Rahulmetri (talk) 00:41, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 00:46, 12 July 2016 (UTC) (remotely, working on Wikipedia:WikiProject Computational Biology/ISCB competition)
The editathon will be an informal evening event.
There will be a short presentation at the start of the event with the basics for editing Wikipedia. This will be followed by an open editing session where participants will be free to ask everything they wanted to know about Wikimedia projects but were always afraid to ask. Later in the evening, we will have a presentation from the Wiki Education Foundation on how to use Wikipedia to enrich students learning experiences. We will also discuss how computational biology classes can get involved in entering the ISCB Wikipedia competition.
The fundamental principles of Wikipedia may be summarized in five "pillars", these are detailed at Wikipedia:Five pillars. Briefly:
- Wikipedia is an encyclopedia
- Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view
- Wikipedia is free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute
- Editors should treat each other with respect and civility
- Wikipedia has no firm rules
We are grateful to the Simons Foundation for sponsoring this event.
Previous ISCB/Wiki events:
- Wikipedia editing for computational biologists tutorial at ISMB 2014.
- Editing Wikipedia for scientists tutorial at ECCB 2012.