• Vietnam-Era US Coast Guard Records Wikipedia Editing Workshop

    Join us at the National Archives Innovation Hub for a Vietnam-Era US Coast Guard Records Editing Workshop. Attendees will learn to edit Wikipedia and use recently scanned Coast Guard records to update related Wikipedia articles. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to provide training and guidance. Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing [masked].

  • Emerging Technologies Wikipedia Editing Workshop

    Rockille Memorial Library

    Emerging Technologies Wikipedia Editing Workshop with Capital Area Biospace, MoCoMakers, and Rockville Science Center This workshop will bring together DIY biologists and makers from across the DC area with experienced Wikipedians. Learn about emerging technologies like synthetic biology, nanotechnology, robotics, and more! Afterwards, we'll teach you how to improve Wikipedia articles on science and engineering topics of your choice. As the web’s most visited reference site, Wikipedia is a starting point for both scientists and non-scientists to learn about technology topics. Wikipedia is openly editable, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. During this training, you will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia articles, and practice these skills with experienced Wikipedians. Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan; you can reserve one by emailing [masked]. Lunch will be provided!

  • Farm-to-Fork Sustainability Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    United States National Agricultural Library

    All attendees must also register using this link to Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/ujqu4N Have you ever wondered how scientists make our food supply safer, more nutritious, more abundant, and more sustainable? Learn more while improving the accuracy and quality of online information about sustainability in food and agriculture as a participant in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon! The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) and Wikimedia DC invite Wikipedians of all levels of experience to participate in this Farm-to-Fork Sustainability Edit-a-thon. Topics will include plant and animal production, pest management, bioproducts, and agroecosystem conservation practices. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to meet ARS scientists, librarians, and data science experts. They will also learn more about resources available through ARS and its National Agricultural Library. About your hosts: ARS is USDA’s chief scientific in-house research agency, with more than 90 locations throughout the United States and overseas. The agency’s research spans crop and animal production and protection, natural resource management, food safety and quality, and nutrition. Wikimedia DC is the regional outreach organization for Wikipedia and other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, promoting participation on Wikimedia projects throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing [masked].

  • National Rivers and Trails Wikipedia Editing Workshop

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    All attendees must also register using this link to Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/Zq5hRH 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 Bureau of Land Management for a National Rivers and Trails Editing Workshop. Attendees will learn to edit and create articles about national rivers and trails. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to provide training and guidance. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please bring your own lunch. Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing [masked].

  • Georgetown Slavery Archive Editing Workshop

    Georgetown University

    • What we'll do 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. In 1838, Jesuit priests sold 272 enslaved people who worked on Jesuit plantations in Southern Maryland. Proceeds from the sale were used to pay a portion of Georgetown University's debts. The Georgetown Slavery Archive was established in 2016 to maintain and share materials related to slavery and the 1838 sale. We will use these materials to edit and create relevant Wikipedia articles. New editors are welcome. Training will be provided. Registration with Eventbrite is also required. You will receive the appropriate link after signing up on Meetup. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided. ID required for entry • What to bring Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing [masked]. • Important to know ID required for entry

  • Women’s Economic Empowerment Edit-a-thon

    Embassy of Sweden

    Only 17% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women. Help us change that! Join Wikimedia DC and the Embassy of Sweden for a Women’s Economic Empowerment Edit-a-thon. Learn to edit Wikipedia and help improve or create articles about Swedish and American women entrepreneurs, business leaders, scientists and innovators. The afternoon will include welcome remarks by the Swedish Ambassador to the US, Karin Olofsdotter, and a training session with Wikimedia DC. A guided tour of the exhibitions in House of Sweden is included. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring a laptop and photo ID. Registration is required.

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  • Improving Artist Diversity Edit-a-thon

    American University: School of International Service

    One of the primary ways someone can quickly learn about art and artists is through Wikipedia. Our Edit-a-Thon will focus on improving or creating articles about contemporary artists with ties to the DMV area, particularly those about non-men and artists of color. This workshop will help students develop contact with their own art communities, writing skills, and a knowledge of Wikipedia policies.

  • Make Statistics Clear Edit-a-thon

    American Statistical Association

    At the Make Statistics Clear Edit-a-thon (or the Statistics 2017 Edit-a-thon we'll work on articles related to the field of statistics and statistical activities such as censuses and surveys. The American Statistical Association is our host, and Wikimedia DC chapter will join in and will train anyone new to Wikipedia.

  • Laurel History Edit-a-Thon

    Laurel Historical Society

    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. With the help of experienced Wikipedians, attendees will improve articles broadly related to the history of Laurel, Maryland and the region. This event will include new editor training and special tour by the Laurel Historical Society.

  • U.S. Historic Sites Edit-a-thon

    National Trust for Historic Preservation

    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, including American History. With the help of experienced Wikipedians, attendees will learn to edit and contribute to articles about historic sites in the United States. Staff from The National Trust for Historic Preservation will be on hand to provide access to source material.