Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/How to Run an Edit-a-thon/Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial Edit-a-thon

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Editing Wikipedia featuring Adrianne Wadewitz as the face of Wikipedia

Have you ever wanted to host a Wikipedia editing event, but felt stuck because you don't know how to get one going? On June 25, the New England Wikimedians will host an hourlong informational session on how to run a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, followed by an evening of editing articles focused on women's history and cultural issues. The latter portion of this event will be held in memory of noted Wikipeidan Adrianne Wadewitz, who passed away in April. This is one of about a dozen such events being held in North America this spring.


  • Date: Wednesday, June 25 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. Can’t be there the whole time? No problem. Join us for as little or as long as you like.
  • Venue: Berkman Center for Internet and Society (website), Cambridge, MA (2nd floor conference room, 23 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138)
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: While we always welcome newcomers to Wikipedia, this particular evening will assume a basic understanding of Wikipedia markup language and how to communicate across Wikimedia projects with other users. If you are unfamiliar with editing Wikipedia, you can catch up prior to the meeting by going over this training module.
  • RSVP: Sign your username below or RSVP via our Meetup group event page.
  • What to Bring: A laptop and power cord. Refreshments will be provided. See you there!

Sign up[edit]


  1. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 22:07, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
  2. AmandaRR123 (talk) 17:00, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
  3. Girona7 (talk) 17:51, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
  4. Margo Burns, a.k.a. Ogram (talk) 21:13, 29 May 2014 (UTC) - I will be coming tonight to work on the Salem witch trials and related articles about the prosecution of women for witchcraft in colonial New England. I will be bringing a crate from my personal library with over 30 secondary sources with me. My goal this summer is to get this article firmly into GA status. I welcome any and all help on this! Ogram (talk) 14:40, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  5. LibraryGurl (talk) 15:02, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
  6. Reify-tech (talk) 16:34, 2 June 2014 (UTC) Without a clear address and room number, I am unlikely to spend time searching for this at Harvard Law School. Reify-tech (talk) 17:27, 22 June 2014 (UTC) Hi @Reify-tech. Apologies if that wasn't clear from the web link I provided. I've now added the address and room. Hope to see you there. Girona7 (talk) 19:11, 23 June 2014 (UTC) Thank you! Now that I know where it is, I'm much more likely to show up. Reify-tech (talk) 19:31, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  7. Rob at Houghton (talk) 15:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC) / Midnightdreary (talk) 00:46, 26 June 2014 (UTC)


  1. Thkie (talk) 14:43, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 14:09, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
  3. Grumpycraig (talk) 23:51, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  4. Matthew D Linton (talk) 15:03, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
  5. Teresa Cordova
  6. Sophia Cordova
  7. Shii (tock) Hoping we can use a library as location, in order to improve articles? // Hi @Shii. We won't have a library, but you can still source plenty of materials and make page improvements using online sources. Hope to see you there. Girona7 (talk) 19:11, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  8. Kathleen Porter (talk) 16:32 EDT, 6 June 2014
  9. OR drohowa (talk) 15:10, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
  10. Lentower (talk) 17:16, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
    1. Questions:
    2. Will there be computers there I can use? I don't have a laptop to bring. Lentower (talk) 17:16, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
      1. We can't guarantee that there would be an extra laptop, I'm afraid. Girona7 (talk) 19:11, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
    3. OK to work on other areas of Wikipedia? Lentower (talk) 17:16, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
      1. Yes Girona7 (talk) 19:11, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Unable to attend, but wish to be informed about future meetups[edit]

  1. Upjav (talk) 18:15, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
  2. Lentower (talk) 03:21, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Wadewitz Memorial Edit-a-thon Results[edit]

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