User talk:Peter Nicholas Krembs
Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! D. Matt Innis 02:23, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
I have created a personal sandbox for you
Peter, I have taken the liberty of creating a personal sandbox page for you. To access your sandbox, just click on the link labeled My sandbox in the upper, left-hand corner of your User page. Once you get there, you can click on the "Edit" tab at the top of the page and you can:
- Practice writing articles in the Wiki markup language.
- If you already know the Wiki markup language, you can draft any articles you want to write and keep changing them until you are completely satisfied with them ... and then you can create a new article by cutting and pasting the sandbox article into the new one.
- You can invite other Citizens to visit your sandbox, review a prospective article that you wrote in sandbox, and ask for their comments/critique before you proceed to cut and paste it into a new article.
Don't know what the Wiki markup language is? Click ==>CZ:How to edit an article Another excellent way to learn the Wiki markup coding is to click on the "Edit" tab at the top of any article and see how the markup coding was used there.
Enjoy! Milton Beychok 22:42, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Some ideas for contributions
I am an earth scientist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA. I am a professional registered geologist and work on a variety of civil, geotechnical and geological engineering projects. I also have considerable experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and modeling applications. Although I am far from an "expert" I thought this would be a unique opportunity to both share and learn knowledge in the fields I am interested in. In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading, homebrewing, and ice hockey. Hi Peter, welcome aboard CZ. Matt has already given you some hints as to how things work here in general, and Milton built you a sandbox. I wish to add some more practical hints on what possibilities you have to contribute. For a start, I just took some of the keywords from the information you supplied upon registration, and display below the current state of related CZ articles (for icon documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc):
- Geology: The scientific study of the structure and composition of the earth's crust and its changes over time.
- Civil engineering: A broad field of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems.
- Geotechnology: Add brief definition or description
- Engineering: The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
- Geological engineering: Add brief definition or description
- Geographic information system: Utility to handle spatial data that incorporates encoding, management, analysis and output.
- Mathematical modeling: Add brief definition or description
- Biologically-inspired computing: Add brief definition or description
- Computer simulation: A computer program that attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system.
- Differential equations: Add brief definition or description
- Dynamical systems: Add brief definition or description
- Model: Add brief definition or description
- Model (economics): Add brief definition or description
- Mathematical biology: The study of biological systems by mathematical means.
- Mathematical models in physics: Add brief definition or description
- Mathematical diagram: Add brief definition or description
- Mathematical psychology: Add brief definition or description
- Mathematical sociology: Add brief definition or description
- Simulation: Add brief definition or description
- Statistical model: Add brief definition or description
- San Francisco: The fourth-largest city in California, and the center of the Bay Area.
- Bay area: Add brief definition or description
- California: A state of the United States located on the west coast of the North American continent.
- America: Add brief definition or description
- Hobby: Pastime, avocation, para-profession or part time occupation.
- Brewing: Add brief definition or description
- Ice hockey: A game, played on ice, which consists of two teams of six players, each attempting to drive a small hard rubber disc called a puck into their opponent's goal net.
Finally, in case you are involved in homework assignments (on either side), please consider doing so via Eduzendium articles.
Looking forward to fruitful collaborative editing, Daniel Mietchen 11:23, 23 October 2008 (UTC)