User:Econterms/Possible statistics edit-a-thon

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Can collaborate with some mix of Statistics Without Borders, Statistics2013, the International Year of Statistics, ASA (American Statistical Assocation), and [ WSS (Washington Statistical Society). Peter Meyer and Justin Fisher can run it.


  • 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

Location and timing

  • 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 in a way that didn't bother people elsewhere in the library.
  • There are other possible locations: Tenleytown library; wiki-DC conference room; a room at a coffee shop/restaurant. Would want to have room for 20+ people. Peter will gather advice from the wiki-dc board.
  • On a Saturday afternoon, we think. (Alternative: evening.) Possibly as soon as late March, more likely April.

Other background and issues

Possible icon for advertising this event: Histogram of sepal widths for Iris versicolor from Fisher's flower data set, with superimposed best-fitting normal distribution.
  • Background: Ah! Some people wrote: How to run an edit-a-thon
  • we anticipate that wiki-DC can sponsor some refreshments and materials.
  • how do we get the wireless equipment and make it work?