Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/New England New Play Alliance and HowlRound Wikipedia Hackathon
New England New Play Alliance and HowlRound Hackathon
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
|Date||February 10, 2018|
|Address||2nd Floor of the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza|
|City, State||Boston, Massachusetts|
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!
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
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
- Should I bring a laptop? Yes!
- Will there be food? Refreshments will be provided.
- Paul E Fallon
- Ambjörn Elder
- Hortense Gerardo
- Joe Juknievich
How to participate
Editing your first article!
- Pick an article to edit!
- Find some reliable sources that can support that article.
- Learn more about citing sources.
- Make your edits, or begin your article via the Wikipedia:Article wizard
Suggested articles to edit
- Draft:Larry Coen - Ambjörn
- Kirsten_Greenidge - Jamie
- Draft:Ronan Noone - Livian
- Draft:David Valdes Greenwood
- Draft: Patrick Gabridge
- Draft:Fresh_Ink_Theatre_Company - Sloth
- Huntington Theatre Company - Patrick
- Company One - Haley
- Boston Playwrights' Theatre - Kira
- New Repertory Theatre - Paul
- Central Square Theater - Greg
- Hibernian Hall (Boston, Massachusetts) - Paul
- Kate Snodgrass - Paul
- Lila Rose Kaplan - Laura
- John Kuntz - John Greiner-Ferris
- Deborah Salem Smith - Lawrence Goodman
- John Shea (playwright)
- Ken Urban - Lawrence Goodman
- Sheri Wilner
- Draft:John Adekoje - Hortense
- Draft:Joyce Van Dyke - Christina
- Draft:Underground Railway Theater - Ana
- Draft:Brown Box Theatre Project - Olivia
- Draft:SpeakEasy Stage Company - Joe
Examples of Playwright and Company entries
- 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.
- Emerson College's Library (Ask HowlRound Staff for a login)
- World Theatre Map
- Boston Globe
Wikipedia's organization and markup
After today's event
- 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.