The WikiEngineer Big Idea (Why we're here)
Engineering is a myriad of confusing topics, and we've based our entire philosophy on simplification; finding the root of the problem. We worked our way through engineering the hard way, and now we want to open the doors for you to have access to information, resources, helpful shortcuts and tools to make your journey easier than ours was.
Our goal is that WikiEngineer becomes the go-to online resource for Engineers, Teachers, and Students alike. It aims to be a community that will support the transfer of knowledge between engineers, wherever they may find themselves practicing the (arguably) oldest profession around.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
─ Antione de Saint-Exupéry
How to use WikiEngineer
There are two ways to use WikiEngineer: 1) as a contributor, or 2) to research an engineering topic. Like any community, we want all our patrons to be able to contribute and benefit from our website.
WikiEngineer is divided into engineering subjects which can be seen in the side navigation bar on the right of every page. You can start by clicking either the topic (e.g. Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering, etc.) or a subcategory seen under the topics (e.g. Statics, Fluid Dynamics, Concrete, etc.).
Specific queries can also be searched for in the upper right hand corner of every page. Search results are ranked by importance.
What you can do to help WIkiEngineer
WikiEngineer is constantly growing but needs help (there is a lot of engineering out there!). We're looking for two main forms of help:
- Contributers: First and foremost we need people to help add stuff to the wiki. In order to contribute to WikiEngineer work your way over to the 'Becoming an Editor' section. If you would first like to talk to someone about joining, feel free to Contact me anytime.
- Material: We are also constantly looking for more stuff to add to the wiki. Be it spreadsheets, word documents, powerpoints, or essays feel free to write us with what you have and we'll do our best to put it to use (note: we'll take your work and add it to the wiki ourselves; that way you won't have to learn all the nitty gritty of using a wiki)
Have more Questions?
A wiki is a confusing place (4 years in and I'm still learning). Therefore a list of FAQ's has been created of commonly asked questions to help you throughout the process of learning how to use the wiki.
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