Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: International Year of Indigenous Languages

2019 is the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages. Please join the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in honor of the occasion!

At this workshop we will provide participants with an introduction to Wikipedia editing while we focus on improving the Wikipedia records about indigenous languages. We will provide a list of indigenous languages from Latin America that need editing in Wikipedia, as well as some physical and virtual resources and information about these languages that can be used to make edits and write articles.  Participants are also welcome to edit any Wikipedia page for any indigenous language that interests them.

This event is open to anyone interested in indigenous languages and editing Wikipedia. Experienced and novice Wikipedians (Wikipedia editors) welcome. Wikipedia editing instruction offered at 12:15pm & 3:15pm. Pizza, snacks and drinks provided. Participants are welcome to come and go as their schedules allow. The language of instruction will be English, but participants may edit any language edition of Wikipedia.

This event is part of a larger #lingwiki initiative comprising edit-a-thons at multiple locations in honor of the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages.

How to prepare:

Please do these steps ahead of time to get yourself set up to participate in this event:

  • Create a Wikipedia editor account here if you don't already have one. This is a crucial step that should be done ahead of time!
  • Enroll in our official Wikipedia Program Event here.
  • Plan to bring your laptop to the event.

 

Interested in participating but can't make it to a local event? Sign up for the remote editathon with your Wikipedia account and boldly start editing!

For more information, see:
Event website
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Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), PCL 2.340 (Learning Lab 2)
101 21ST ST E, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities, Campus & Community, World & Culture, Diversity

Departments

All Departments

Target Audience

Students

Website

https://www.ailla.utexas.org/node/180

Hashtag

#lingwiki

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