Wikimedia UK Launches its University of Bristol Outreach Ambassador in the heart of the BBC Digital Village
On Monday 4th July Wikimedia UK held its second Bristol Wikipedia Training Day attended by friends from organisations such as the Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol Girl Geek Dinners, Bristol University, UWE, BBC Bristol and other groups from across the city. With the appointment of Bristol University’s Wikimedia Outreach Ambassador, Sam Knight, the aim of the day was to help participants get started as Editors on Wikipedia, get to know Sam and to discuss the ways in which Wikimedia UK is building outreach across the city and throughout the UK. The day was run in the style of collaborative event and we covered the topics of:
- Starting up on Wikipedia as an editor
- Working with Wikipedia data in a collaborative setting
- Building the highest possible quality standards
- Growing the e-volunteer network
- Creating outreach programmes
Our kind BBC Hosts made the day a success that everyone enjoyed. Newly skilled Wikipedians left the event motivated and enthused and ready to help Wikimedia UK develop its outreach program across what promises to be a busy summer. Many thanks to Martin, Jez and Steve Woods for leading the team across the day.