Category Archives: edit-a-thon

WikiCite conference: Wind in the “Newspapers on Wikipedia” sails

The WikiCite 2018 conference in Berkeley, California was an exciting meeting of the minds. There were a number of good developments for the Newspapers on Wikipedia (NOW) campaign. Here, I’ll recap those that stood out to me, as well as … Continue reading

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Baseball in a Wikidojo

When we started the monthly Bay Area WikiSalon meetups a few months back, I was eager to try out a newly-invented way for a group to build a wiki page together. The purpose of a Wikidojo, as the event is … Continue reading

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Wikipedia edit-a-thon at Nueva School in San Mateo

This April, Nueva Upper School will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon – a first for Nueva, and one of the first such events for any high school. Students will create original articles or improve existing entries in Wikipedia, the world’s largest, free-content, online encyclopedia. I … Continue reading

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Read between the lines: Wikipedia’s inner workings revealed

Since it launched in 2001, Wikipedia has become the most widely-viewed source of original content in the world. But the way it’s built is utterly different from other publications: newspapers, books, traditional encyclopedias. Most of us have a basic understanding how a … Continue reading

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Outernet edit-a-thon

I was recently introduced to Thane Richard, founder of Outernet, and was honored to help him think through the design of Outernet’s first edit-a-thon, held this weekend. Much like our Wikipedia Barn Raising (a year ago to the day!), Thane planned an … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and education: How to get started?

I am moderating a panel for the Hewlett Foundation’s Open Educational Resources grantees meeting (2015): The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action Three panelists will join me as we explore the connections between Wikipedia and education: Jeannette Lee, a high … Continue reading

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October 14th–Wikipedia discussion in Brookline, Mass.

Are you in the Boston area? Interested in Wikipedia, knowledge, the Internet? How about tea, or a cocktail? Please join us this evening (Tuesday, October 14) at 7pm at the Golden Temple, Washington Square, Brookline. Wiki Strategies founder Pete Forsyth … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and education: what’s the right fit?

I just submitted a talk and an edit-a-thon session, along with my colleague Sara Frank Bristow, for the upcoming Open Education Conference in Washinton DC. We plan to explore the best fit between Wikipedia and academia, drawing on our experience … Continue reading

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Five things a Wikipedian in Residence can do

Are you a Wikipedian? Do you want to help a museum, a library, a university, or other organization explore ways to engage with Wikipedia? Great – you should offer your expertise as a Wikipedian in Residence! If you find yourself in … Continue reading

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Free Wikipedia workshop in Portland

Next Saturday (Feb. 9) in Portland, Oregon, I will be hosting an Introduction to Wikipedia and edit-a-thon. This is a great way to learn how the most successful peer-produced project in history works, and specifically, how it might relate to … Continue reading

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