User:Econterms/Possible statistics edit-a-thon

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Can collaborate with some mix of Statistics Without Borders, International Statistical Year, ASA, and WSS. Probably good to advertise on Wikipedia:WikiProject Statistics. On a Saturday afternoon maybe, or evening. Possibly as soon as late March or late April.


  • training for newbies
  • tour or talk? some activity. Description of WikiData would be good. Anything User:Ram-Man can tell us about how he uploaded Census data for 2000 would be good. Perhaps Justin can describe his experience teaching survey stats in North Korea. (No kidding.)
  • Adding/updating particular pages


  • The MLK library is convenient for hosts Peter and Justin. Peter will need to confirm: (1) that we can have good net access there; (2) that we can have refreshments there; (3) that we could give little talks there.
  • There are other options: Tenleytown library, wiki-DC conference room, a room at a coffee shop/restaurant. would want to have room for 20. Peter will gather advice from the wiki-dc board.


We'd want to have three or four who are sure to come, just in case it doesn't draw interest. Peter Meyer and Justin Fisher can run it. Other edit-a-thons have had as many as 25, so we need room in case it does draw interest.


Ah! Some people wrote: How to run an edit-a-thon

  • we anticipate that wiki-DC can sponsor refreshments and/or materials