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Teaching at a Wikipedia editing event in Berkeley. More photos from Wikipedia events.

I'm Britta Gustafson. I have a website with some projects. I also edit LocalWiki for Isla Vista, CA.

I've been editing Wikipedia since October 2001. In January 2016 I gave a short talk explaining why you should learn much more about Wikipedia's history, and you can watch it. There's a community profile about me on the Wikimedia blog.

I like helping with editathon events in the Bay Area, especially ones that work to counter Wikipedia's systemic bias in some way. If you're organizing one, feel free to post on my talk page or email me. I can help with things like:

  • Outreach/promotion of the event to SF-area Wikipedians. (For example, I will suggest you email the Wikimedia-SF mailing list!)
  • Preparing a list of suggested articles to edit/expand/create, so that people can get started easily when they're at the event.
  • Giving a "secret rules of Wikipedia editing" intro presentation (PDF) (also, you are welcome to reuse this and give it yourself).
  • Helping new editors by answering their questions and helping them find interesting things to edit during the event.
  • Creating accounts for new editors at events (event coordinator permission) to bypass the limit on number of accounts created per IP per day.

My own drafts for editathon topic lists, to help me keep track of them: User:Dreamyshade/Software Freedom Day topics, User:Dreamyshade/Anti-circumvention article project, User:Dreamyshade/In the news articles.


I wrote initial entries for some things: Harp, Glissando, Zarzuela, Lyon & Healy, Neapolitan ice cream, Pablo Neruda, Neopets, Hammurabi, Code of Hammurabi, Tamasay, Alien and Sedition Acts, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Driftwood, Shrine Auditorium, Episodic memory, Sinople, Common Spotted Cuscus, Joel Sternfeld, Derek McCulloch (comics), Britta, Pinboard (website), Outreachy.

I've rewritten or added a lot to articles including: Tag (metadata), Social bookmarking, Etsy, Storke Tower, Bill's Bus, SHSH blob, Stack Exchange Network, Greenpois0n, LocalWiki, XOXO Festival, Jay Freeman.


I've contributed photos of Historic-Cultural Monuments in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles:

Photos of other buildings and landmarks in Los Angeles County:

Photos of San Francisco Designated Landmarks:

Photos of other buildings in San Francisco:

Photos in Santa Barbara County:

And photos of some other things:

For reference: