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New England New Play Alliance and HowlRound Hackathon

This hackathon/Edit-a-thon, hosted by HowlRound and the New England New Play Alliance is focusing on New England playwrights and New England theatre companies who produce and develop new plays.

When: 1:00 to 4:00PM on Saturday February 10th, 2018

Where: 2nd Floor of the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

RSVP: On Facebook

New England New Play Alliance and HowlRound Wikipedia Hackathon
DateFebruary 10, 2018
Time1pm-4:00pm
Address2nd Floor of the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza
City, StateBoston, Massachusetts

Event details[edit]

The New England New Play Alliance and HowlRound are co-hosting this Wikipedia Hackathon, focusing on New England playwrights and New England theatre companies who produce and develop new plays. Join us in this effort! We welcome all open knowledge enthusiasts and theatre-people. We will introduce you to the basics of editing Wikipedia and walk you through adding citations before moving to an open editing session. We have identified suggested articles to edit, as well as suggested sources, but we encourage you to edit pages that interest you!

About us[edit]

HowlRound, part of Emerson College is a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners. The New England New Play Alliance works to bring together the collective energy and resources of new play producers and developers in New England to:

  • Grow audiences for new plays.
  • Encourage more new play development and production.
  • Spread the word outside of Boston about plays/playwrights from Greater Boston/New England

Schedule[edit]

If possible, create a Wikipedia username ahead of time. If you can't, no problem. We will help you!

  • 1:00 pm – 1:10 pm: Welcome
  • 1:10 pm – 1:30 pm: Intro to editing Wikipedia
  • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Open editing

FAQ[edit]

  • Should I bring a laptop? Yes!
  • Will there be food? Refreshments will be provided.

Join us![edit]

Participants[edit]

  1. TravisAmiel
  2. Pgabridge
  3. RaRose17
  4. Occaputo
  5. LJNPW
  6. jamie_gahlon
  7. Slothlevine
  8. kirarockwell
  9. Grhovane
  10. Paul E Fallon
  11. lawrencegoodman123
  12. Acandicarneiro
  13. Ambjörn Elder
  14. Hortense Gerardo
  15. Joe Juknievich

How to participate[edit]

Get started![edit]

Editing your first article![edit]

  1. Pick an article to edit!
  2. Find some reliable sources that can support that article.
  3. Learn more about citing sources.
  4. Make your edits, or begin your article via the Wikipedia:Article wizard

Suggested articles to edit[edit]

Examples of Playwright and Company entries[edit]

  • Melinda Lopez (this could also use some updates for recent shows)

For company entries, we may want to include a section on new plays developed. Adding this to entries highlights their work in new play development.

Suggested sources[edit]

Wikipedia help[edit]

Wikipedia's standards[edit]

Wikipedia's organization and markup[edit]

After today's event[edit]

Outcomes[edit]

  • We will track number of edits, articles edited, etc. during our event. To have your contributions included in our outcomes, add your name to the list of participants above.

Resources[edit]

  • Hooked on editing Wikipedia? Attend another Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! They are listed on this page: Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston Educating with Wikipedia Half-Day Workshop] and happen frequently in Boston.
  • Check out the World Theatre Map, an open source directory for the global theatre community!