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This report describes the activities of Wikimedia District of Columbia from July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014.
  
 
==Content programs==
 
==Content programs==
23 people went to three scheduled edit-a-thons: American Chemical Society, Chronicling America at UMD, and Laurel Historical Society
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During the fourth quarter, Wikimedia DC supported five edit-a-thons across the region, including three in Washington, DC, and two in Maryland.  All of these events were held in partnership with other institutions, including universities and historical societies.
  
* 7 who created Wikipedia accounts this quarter;
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At the three edit-a-thons for which we were able to collect data, '''21''' participants made '''111''' edits to '''33''' articles, adding '''41,141''' bytes of content to Wikipedia. The participants include:
* 1 who created an account at a past edit-a-thon and has attended at least one additional edit-a-thon; and
 
* 11 who have attended at least two edit-a-thons this fiscal year, including 3 who attended two or more edit-a-thons this quarter alone.
 
  
In total, as of the end of the quarter, a total of 137 participants have participated in Wikimedia DC edit-a-thons, which is 274% of the goal set for the fiscal year and an increase of 9.5% since the last quarter.
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* '''7''' who created Wikipedia accounts this quarter;
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* '''1''' who created an account at a past edit-a-thon and has attended at least one additional edit-a-thon; and
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* '''11''' who have attended at least two edit-a-thons this fiscal year, including '''3''' who attended two or more edit-a-thons this quarter alone.
  
At these edit-a-thons, 21 participants made 111 edits to 33 articles, adding 41,141 bytes of content to Wikipedia articles.
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In total, as of the end of the quarter, a total of '''137''' participants have participated in Wikimedia DC edit-a-thons, which is 274% of the goal set for the fiscal year and an increase of 9.5% since the last quarter.
  
* Laurel: [[w:Gertrude Poe|Gertrude Poe]], [[w:Laurel, Maryland|Laurel, Maryland]], [[w:Laurel Leader|Laurel Leader]], [[w:Snow Hill (Laurel, Maryland)|Snow Hill (Laurel, Maryland)]], [[w:Hurricane Agnes|Hurricane Agnes]]
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{{image|file=University of Maryland Libraries Historic Maryland Newspapers Project Wikipedia edit-a-thon.JPG|width=300px|caption=The Chronicling America Edit-a-Thon in progress}}
* Chronicling America: [[w:United States Post Office and Courthouse (Charleston, South Carolina)|United States Post Office and Courthouse (Charleston, South Carolina)]], [[w:Kandyan dance|Kandyan dance]], [[w:Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway|Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway]], [[w:Underground Railroad|Underground Railroad]], [[w:Frank Key Howard|Frank Key Howard]], [[w:Duff Green|Duff Green]], [[w:Budapesti Honvéd SE (men's basketball)|Budapesti Honvéd SE (men's basketball)]], [[w:William H. Watson|William H. Watson]], [[w:Coastline paradox|Coastline paradox]]
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The edit-a-thons held in this quarter included:
* ACS: [[w:Robert Curl|Robert Curl]], [[w:Ketamine|Ketamine]], [[w:Thomas J. Barton|Thomas J. Barton]], [[w:Robert Curl|Robert Curl]], [[w:Helen Murray Free|Helen Murray Free]], [[w:Neil Bartlett (chemist)|Neil Bartlett]], [[w:Rachel Carson|Rachel Carson]], [[w:Makhluf Haddadin|Makhluf Haddadin]], [[w:Joseph Priestley|Joseph Priestley]], [[w:Rainbow Herbicides|Rainbow Herbicides]], [[w:Katharine Burr Blodgett|Katharine Burr Blodgett]], [[w:Willard Libby|Willard Libby]], [[w:Indazole|Indazole]], [[w:Davis–Beirut reaction|Davis–Beirut reaction]], [[w:Charles Musgrave|Charles Musgrave]], [[w:American Chemical Society|American Chemical Society]], [[w:Helen Murray Free|Helen Murray Free]], [[w:Elias James Corey|Elias James Corey]], [[w:DNA nanotechnology|DNA nanotechnology]]
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* The '''American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon''', held at the American Chemical Society on July 12.  Articles created or improved at the edit-a-thon include [[w:Robert Curl|Robert Curl]], [[w:Ketamine|Ketamine]], [[w:Thomas J. Barton|Thomas J. Barton]], [[w:Robert Curl|Robert Curl]], [[w:Helen Murray Free|Helen Murray Free]], [[w:Neil Bartlett (chemist)|Neil Bartlett]], [[w:Rachel Carson|Rachel Carson]], [[w:Makhluf Haddadin|Makhluf Haddadin]], [[w:Joseph Priestley|Joseph Priestley]], [[w:Rainbow Herbicides|Rainbow Herbicides]], [[w:Katharine Burr Blodgett|Katharine Burr Blodgett]], [[w:Willard Libby|Willard Libby]], [[w:Indazole|Indazole]], [[w:Davis–Beirut reaction|Davis–Beirut reaction]], [[w:Charles Musgrave|Charles Musgrave]], [[w:American Chemical Society|American Chemical Society]], [[w:Helen Murray Free|Helen Murray Free]], [[w:Elias James Corey|Elias James Corey]], and [[w:DNA nanotechnology|DNA nanotechnology]].
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* The '''Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon''', held at the DC Historical Society on July 30.  Articles created or improved at the edit-a-thon include [[w:Battle of Fort Stevens|Battle of Fort Stevens]] and [[w:Fort Stevens|Fort Stevens]].
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* The '''Chronicling America Edit-a-Thon''', held at the University of Maryland's Hornbake Library on August 11.  Articles created or improved at the edit-a-thon include [[w:United States Post Office and Courthouse (Charleston, South Carolina)|United States Post Office and Courthouse (Charleston, South Carolina)]], [[w:Kandyan dance|Kandyan dance]], [[w:Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway|Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway]], [[w:Underground Railroad|Underground Railroad]], [[w:Frank Key Howard|Frank Key Howard]], [[w:Duff Green|Duff Green]], [[w:Budapesti Honvéd SE (men's basketball)|Budapesti Honvéd SE (men's basketball)]], [[w:William H. Watson|William H. Watson]], and [[w:Coastline paradox|Coastline paradox]].
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* The '''War of 1812 Edit-a-Thon''', held at the DC Historical Society on August 13.  Articles created at the edit-a-thon include [[:es:Quema de Washington|Quema de Washington]].
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* The '''Laurel History Edit-a-Thon''', held at the Laurel Historical Society on September 21.  Articles created or improved at the edit-a-thon include [[w:Gertrude Poe|Gertrude Poe]], [[w:Laurel, Maryland|Laurel, Maryland]], [[w:Laurel Leader|Laurel Leader]], [[w:Snow Hill (Laurel, Maryland)|Snow Hill (Laurel, Maryland)]], and [[w:Hurricane Agnes|Hurricane Agnes]].
  
 
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==Technology programs==
 
==Technology programs==
* Open Government WikiHack at NARAAn outside expert set up new wikidata categories for us, e.g. on Supreme Court justices, and we filled some data in. [http://blog.wikimediadc.org/2014/09/a-weekend-with-wikidata-the-open-government-wikihack-part-2/ relevant blog post]
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On September 27–28, Wikimedia DC and the National Archives and Records Administration hosted the second Open Government WikiHack.  James Forrester of the Wikimedia Foundation presented an introduction to Wikidata, and several Wikidata-related projects were started by participants.  Projects discussed included creating Wikidata entries for Executive Orders, improving Wikidata's coverage of diseases using data from the National Library of Medicine, and a UI for querying Wikidata. According to follow-up surveys, 75% of participants were mostly or completely satisfied with the amount they accomplished during the WikiHack.
  
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==Community programs==
Projects:
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On August 29–31, Wikimedia DC hosted its first Workshop Facilitator Training.  The event brought together 12 active Wikimedians from across the United States and taught them personalized techniques for executing projects in their existing communities.  Early feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive.
API UI research and development
 
Familiarizing with Wikidata and related tools; learning about Wikidata interface for extracting data
 
Disease descriptions
 
Wikidata Game
 
  
Project descriptions:
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Wikimedia DC continued its traditional participation in the annual Great American Wiknic, with picnics held in Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland, on July 6, and in Meridian Hill Park in DC on July 13.  Wikimedia DC also hosted WikiSalons in July, August, and September, and dinner meetups in August and September.
Examine existing data and/or APIs for Wikimedia and National Archives. Develop simple UI to access data using those APIs
 
Background on available data and its usefulness
 
Clicked through Wikidata tutorials
 
[See Hackpad page for disease description project]
 
Wikidata game to make minor edits to update entries
 
  
Enough opportunity to participate?
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==Public policy==
Yes 7
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On August 18, the Cato Institute hosted a panel in the Rayburn House office building about Wikipedia editing for Congressional staff.  Speakers included Jim Hayes of the Wikimedia DC Public Policy Committee, Jim Harper and Michelle Newby of the Cato Institute and  and the panel was moderated by John Maniscalco, Director for Congressional Affairs at the Cato Institute.  The event responded to recent controversies about Congressional editing and received [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/18/a-call-to-edit-congress-and-wikipedia-told-to-peacefully-co-exist/ significant press coverage], including being shown live on C-SPAN.
No 1 (Didn’t understand Wikidata enough)
 
  
Will there be more work on the project?
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==Organizational development==
No 0
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The Wikimedia DC Board of Directors held regular meetings on July 26, August 17, and September 14.  At these meetings, the Board established an [[Executive Committee]] and a [[Safe Space Committee]], approved the [[Volunteer Policy]] and the [[Technology Access Policy]], and adopted amendments to several existing policies.
Yes a little 3
 
Yes we’ll finish 3
 
[N/A] 2
 
  
What people did:
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Wikimedia DC membership remained stable at 72 members.
Learned about Wikipedia’s diverse website services
 
Learned about Wikimedia APIs and develop simple GUI
 
Learn about National Archives Data and APIs
 
Learning
 
Learned
 
Figured out how to integrate causal genomic variants into Wikidata pages
 
Helped others develop projects
 
Understanding additional needs
 
  
How can we help?
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[[Category:Quarterly reports]]
Help with fixing factual info on our government pages.
 
Real hands-on tutorials. Detailed case study of an application. Presentatinos are interesting but high level. Breakout sessions that are topical
 
Instead of a single day or two days, a course that meets on a regular basis with a curriculum with ongoing homework
 
Have 2-5 projects set up that people can contribute to.
 
Provide annual activities
 
Prizes aren’t a bad idea
 
 
 
75% felt they were either mostly or completely satisfied with the amount they accomplished during the WikiHack
 
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* A member of our chapter wrote CongressEdits and we blogged about that.  It is a design that can monitor edits by editors who did not log in to a wikimedia site -- focused just on Congress for now.
 
* We installed and experimented with Lua on our own organization's wiki site. This is a relevant language for future wikicode.
 
 
 
==Community programs==
 
 
 
==Organizational development==
 

Latest revision as of 19:05, 15 June 2018

This report describes the activities of Wikimedia District of Columbia from July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014.

Content programs

During the fourth quarter, Wikimedia DC supported five edit-a-thons across the region, including three in Washington, DC, and two in Maryland. All of these events were held in partnership with other institutions, including universities and historical societies.

At the three edit-a-thons for which we were able to collect data, 21 participants made 111 edits to 33 articles, adding 41,141 bytes of content to Wikipedia. The participants include:

  • 7 who created Wikipedia accounts this quarter;
  • 1 who created an account at a past edit-a-thon and has attended at least one additional edit-a-thon; and
  • 11 who have attended at least two edit-a-thons this fiscal year, including 3 who attended two or more edit-a-thons this quarter alone.

In total, as of the end of the quarter, a total of 137 participants have participated in Wikimedia DC edit-a-thons, which is 274% of the goal set for the fiscal year and an increase of 9.5% since the last quarter.

The edit-a-thons held in this quarter included:

  • The Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon, held at the DC Historical Society on July 30. Articles created or improved at the edit-a-thon include Battle of Fort Stevens and Fort Stevens.
  • The War of 1812 Edit-a-Thon, held at the DC Historical Society on August 13. Articles created at the edit-a-thon include Quema de Washington.
Event Cohort Total Participants Editing Participants Number of Edits Pages Created Bytes Added
American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon Newcomers 4 3 31 0 7,402
Experienced Editors 9 8 45 4 17,761
Chronicling America Edit-a-Thon Newcomers 1
Experienced Editors 8 6 21 0 3,318
Laurel History Edit-a-Thon Newcomers 2 1 1 0 483
Experienced Editors 3 3 13 1 12,177

Technology programs

On September 27–28, Wikimedia DC and the National Archives and Records Administration hosted the second Open Government WikiHack. James Forrester of the Wikimedia Foundation presented an introduction to Wikidata, and several Wikidata-related projects were started by participants. Projects discussed included creating Wikidata entries for Executive Orders, improving Wikidata's coverage of diseases using data from the National Library of Medicine, and a UI for querying Wikidata. According to follow-up surveys, 75% of participants were mostly or completely satisfied with the amount they accomplished during the WikiHack.

Community programs

On August 29–31, Wikimedia DC hosted its first Workshop Facilitator Training. The event brought together 12 active Wikimedians from across the United States and taught them personalized techniques for executing projects in their existing communities. Early feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive.

Wikimedia DC continued its traditional participation in the annual Great American Wiknic, with picnics held in Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland, on July 6, and in Meridian Hill Park in DC on July 13. Wikimedia DC also hosted WikiSalons in July, August, and September, and dinner meetups in August and September.

Public policy

On August 18, the Cato Institute hosted a panel in the Rayburn House office building about Wikipedia editing for Congressional staff. Speakers included Jim Hayes of the Wikimedia DC Public Policy Committee, Jim Harper and Michelle Newby of the Cato Institute and and the panel was moderated by John Maniscalco, Director for Congressional Affairs at the Cato Institute. The event responded to recent controversies about Congressional editing and received significant press coverage, including being shown live on C-SPAN.

Organizational development

The Wikimedia DC Board of Directors held regular meetings on July 26, August 17, and September 14. At these meetings, the Board established an Executive Committee and a Safe Space Committee, approved the Volunteer Policy and the Technology Access Policy, and adopted amendments to several existing policies.

Wikimedia DC membership remained stable at 72 members.