Wikimania 2016 - Medical topics by James Heilman
From Ewan McAndrew on September 27th, 2016
Presenter: James Heilman (User:Doc James)
Biography of Presenter: James Heilman is a Wikipedian and founder of Wiki Project Med Foundation, a charity whose mission is to, through Wikipedia, make clear, reliable, comprehensive, up-to-date educational resources and information in the biomedical and related social sciences freely available to all people in the language of their choice. He is an Emergency Room Physician in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia.
Overview of topic: This presentation will highlight some of the most interesting projects being carried on by WikiProject Medicine members including:
- An update of medical stats
- The offline medical app
- The translation task force
- A bunch of collaborations (and a bit on how you can get involved)
- An update on Wiki Project Med Foundation
Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects with conferences, discussions, meetups, training and a hackathon. Hundreds of volunteer editors come together to learn about and discuss projects, approaches and issues.
In 2016, Wikimania was in Esino Lario, Province of Lecco, Lombardy Region, Italy, on June 21st–28th, 2016.