UPDATED: Wikipedia edit-a-thon: Boston and beyond

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Building 14, 14N-132, DIRC
160 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, this event has been moved to zoom. Please email PSAYERS@MIT.EDU for registration link.

Have you always wanted to learn how to edit Wikipedia? Are you a current Wikipedia editor interested in meeting other community members? Join us during IAP for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon and celebration of Wikipedia's 23rd birthday (Wikipedia was founded January 15, 2001).

This year our theme will be documenting Greater Boston and MIT. Whether it's the Great Molasses Flood or the Big Dig, Project MAC or the Brass Rat, there are hundreds of Wikipedia articles related to our fair school and city. We'll show a collection of the funniest and quirkiest articles about our area, plus suggestions for things to work on, as well as give you the skills to make edits to these or any other articles. We'll also show a collection of historical images of greater Boston that are newly available on Commons for sorting and adding to articles. Editors of all skill levels are welcome, and you are free to work on any topic you like (not just Boston); if you have a project you are working on, bring it. Wikipedia is multilingual; working in any language you are comfortable reading and writing in is welcome.

Workshop is in person on MIT's campus in room 14N-132, just outside Lewis Music Library and Hayden Library.


    3:30-4:00p - set up and account creation for new users, snacks and get settled in 
    4:00-4:30p - Introduction to Wikipedia and editing tutorial
    4:30-4:40p - Demonstration of historical images on Commons from the Boston Public Library
    4:40-6:00p - time to work on articles and ask questions


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