From Wikimedia District of Columbia
Votes for Women edit-a-thon with Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
- Friday, April 5, 2019
1 PM – 4 PM
- Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library-The Victor Building, Director's Conference Room, 4th Floor
750 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science.
During this training, attendees will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the history of women's suffrage in the United States in connection with the Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. Votes for Women examines the women and organizations often overlooked in the American women’s suffrage movement and there will be resources on hand to add as citations. Beginners are very welcome and a range of Wikipedia editing techniques will be taught, with Wikimedia DC members on hand to help!
This is the first edit-a-thon in a series planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian American Women's Initiative, a multiyear undertaking to document, research, collect, display, and share the history of women in the United States. Learn more »
University of Maryland iSchool Diverse Young Adult Authors Wikipedia Editing Workshop
- Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
- University of Maryland Hornbake Library
Hornbake Library North, Room 0302J, 4130 Campus Dr, College Park, MD
Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for visitors who want to learn more about a variety of topics.
Join us at the University of Maryland iSchool Editing Workshop and help to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles related to Diverse Young Adult Authors. Attendees will learn to edit existing articles and create new ones with the help of experienced Wikipedians. This event is co-hosted by the student organizations iDiversity with support from the iSchool.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.
Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. University of Maryland students are encouraged to check out laptops from UMD Libraries on site. Learn more »
Recognizing Black Suffragists: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop
- Saturday, April 13, 2019
10 AM – 2 PM
- National Woman's Party at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
144 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Did you know that Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that anyone can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries? Data has shown that less than 18% of biographies on English-language Wikipedia are about women. Help us change that by joining us on February 9 at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument for a Wikipedia editing workshop. We will work together to improve and create Wikipedia content about black women who fought for the right to vote. Training will be provided, and no prior knowledge of suffrage history or wikipedia editing is required.
This free event is presented by the National Woman's Party with support form Wikimedia DC. Lunch will be provided.
Please bring your own laptop. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan, and they can reserved by emailing email@example.com. Learn more »
Ford's Theatre Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5 PM – 8 PM
- Ford's Theatre (Check in at Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership)
514 10th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
Join us at Ford's Theatre to help improve and create Wikipedia articles related to Lincoln's assassination. There were nearly 2,000 witnesses and thousands of other individuals whose responses to the assassination provide a rich illustration of a country reeling from unprecedented tragedy. This edit-a-thon will focus on bringing some of those stories to light.
No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary. Training will be provided.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Snacks will be provided.
Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more »
National Archives Asian Pacific American History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Wednesday, May 6, 2019
10 AM – 2 PM
- National Archives and Records Administration Innovation Hub
700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20408
Asian Pacific American people, places, and events that shaped our world have gone under- and unrepresented in the historical record. This APA History Month, join archivists, historians, and the public for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon where we will edit and improve Wikipedia content related to Asian Pacific America using source material from the National Archives.
New to Wikipedia? Don't worry - Training and lunch will be provided. Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing email@example.com.
The APA edit-a-thon will be held in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Research Center, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408. Please bring a picture ID and enter the building at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. Learn more »