Wikipedia editathon and Meetup in Eugene & Online on Microbiomes #wikiMicrobiome2016

Got pointed to this by Jessica Green on Twitter

Looks like a great idea.

More detail here: Wikipedia:Meetup/Eugene/Microbiome2016 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From their site:

The Biology and Built Environment Center is hosting a Microbiome Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on May 27th, 2016 at the University of Oregon. The objective of this event is to facilitate the contribution of microbiome science edits and topics to a globally-used public knowledge resource (Wikipedia). No previous editing experience is necessary.

Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

Please bring your own laptops.

Twitter hashtags: #wikiMicrobiome2016

RSVP here Please let us know if you will be attending, might be attending, or will be attending remotely.

Those unable to attend in person are invited to RSVP and become Wikipedia editors remotely, and edit pages listed below.

I hope many will try to participate.  I will be teaching then so not sure I can …

They have lots of suggestions for pages to edit or create and there is lots to do.

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.