Editing Wikipedia - public workshop (Westport)
Join Dr Mike Dickison, as part of the West Coast Wikipedian at Large project, to learn about editing Wikipedia.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
· How Wikipedia works
· How to improve and create articles
· Tips and tricks for formatting
· Adding photos
· The wider issues of the reliability and bias of Wikipedia.
Complete beginners are welcome; training and troubleshooting is provided.
· 10.00: Meet and greet
Introductions, name lanyards, and account creation if needed
· 10.15: Wikipedia tutorial
We'll learn how Wikipedia works and how to improve, create, and reference articles.
· 11.00: Editing
We'll try out editing an article together, and add information from a reference. You can improve existing articles, try uploading an out-of-copyright photo, or improve information in Wikidata.
· 12.30: Lunch/coffee break. Tea and biscuits provided.
· 14.00: Q&A tutorial
A chance to go over any problems or questions you have as a group.
· 13.30: Editing
· 16.00: Finishing up
Date: Saturday, 19th September
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: EPIC Westport – 10A Lyndhurst Street, Westport
Register - (in preparation, please create a Wikipedia account before the workshop)
· Laptop and power cord
· Snacks, lunch and drink
· Resources – such as books, journals, magazine or newspaper articles relevant to Wikipedia articles you’re interested in.
· Photos you’ve taken or art that could illustrate articles – you’ll learn how to donate these to Wikimedia Commons so other Wikipedia articles can use them.