Wikipedia edit-a-thon - THATCampPhilly

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 3:00am

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There will be a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at ThatCamp Philly, 2013, which is being held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The following Wikipedia-related sessions will be held on Friday, September 27:

11:00-12:45 – Wikipedia 101: (before lunch)

CHF’s Wikipedian in Residence, Mary Mark Ockerbloom, will demystify Wikipedia culture and talk about how Wikipedia works and why contributing knowledge there is relevant to cultural institutions. Bring a laptop! Mary will also walk through creating an account, searching, editing pages, and creating new pages. If you have a computer, you will be able to create a username and password, make your first edit, and practice editing in your sandbox. Whether you have hopes of becoming a respected Wikipedian or simply want to understand how to use the service more effectively, this is a critical primer.

12:45-2:00 – Find your own lunch and/or tour the Chemical Heritage Foundation

2:00-3:45 – Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: (after lunch)

ThatCamp attendees and Wikipedians will have an opportunity to work on Wikipedia pages of interest to them. Activities may include editing pages, creating new pages, and adding images and metadata. Coaching will be provided. Bring your laptop, notes or images that you want to add to an existing Wikipedia article, or a first draft for a new Wikipedia article. If adding information, you'll need citations for your sources. If adding images, please bring information about their provenance (who took them, where, when, of what) so that we can confirm their copyright status. We will also provide a list of articles that need work, for those who want to practice their editing skills. Help to write Wikipedia history!

Registration now open (the event is free) :


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