Editing Wikipedia - public workshop (Westport)

10am to 4pm
Sept. 19, 2020
Westport and Karamea

Join Dr Mike Dickison, as part of the West Coast Wikipedian at Large project, to learn about editing Wikipedia.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • How Wikipedia works
  • How to improve and create articles
  • Tips and tricks for formatting
  • Referencing
  • Adding photos
  • The wider issues of the reliability and bias of Wikipedia.

Complete beginners are welcome; training and troubleshooting is provided.


  • 10.00: Meet and greet

Introductions, name lanyards, and account creation if needed

  • 10.15: Wikipedia tutorial

We'll learn how Wikipedia works and how to improve, create, and reference articles.

  • 11.00: Editing

We'll try out editing an article together, and add information from a reference. You can improve existing articles, try uploading an out-of-copyright photo, or improve information in Wikidata.

  • 12.30: Lunch/coffee break. Tea and biscuits provided.
  • 14.00: Q&A tutorial

A chance to go over any problems or questions you have as a group.

  • 13.30: Editing
  • 16.00: Finishing up

More info
Register - (in preparation, please create a Wikipedia account before the workshop)

Please bring:

  • Laptop and power cord
  • Lunch and morning and afternoon tea are provided
  • Resources – such as books, journals, magazine or newspaper articles relevant to Wikipedia articles you’re interested in.
  • Photos you’ve taken or art that could illustrate articles – you’ll learn how to donate these to Wikimedia Commons so other Wikipedia articles can use them.

10am to 4pm
Sept. 19, 2020
Westport and Karamea

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