Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/First Edit DC Neighborhoods

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Thank you for joining us for...

My First Wikipedia Edit:
DC Neighborhoods

Hosts Veronica Erb, Emily Graves, and Kim White,

in collaboration with

Wikimedia DC.svg

invite you to edit Wikipedia's information about Washington DC neighborhoods.

Where & when

November 19, 2014 at 7pm-9pm

MLK Public Library in Washington DC
901 G St. NW, Washington, DC

WMATA Metro Logo small.svg Gallery Place/Chinatown, western exit

We collaborated to update and improve existing DC Neighborhood Wikipedia articles at My First Wikipedia Edit. We went over Wikipedia’s general philosophy and covered how to add citations, update and repair broken links, and add images to enhance and expand DC-centric articles.


The event took place in the Dream Lab at the Martin Luther King, Jr Library.

Time Activity
Welcome to the Digital Commons / MLK
Intro to Wikipedia by Peter (User:Econterms)
Library Resources Overview by Emily and Kim (User:Kwhite1184)
Editing Station Overview & Examples by Veronica (User:Verbistheword)
Let's edit!


Where is the event?

We'll be in the Dream Lab at the Martin Luther King, Jr Library. To get to the Dream Lab, turn left from the front entrance, go through glass doors, then go to the far right presentation space.

What should I bring?

* A laptop
* An interest in DC neighborhoods or editing Wikipedia!

Do I have to register to attend, or can I just arrive on the day?

You don't have to register, but it does help us prepare better.

Where can I find more information?

We also have an event page on the DC Public Library (DCPL) website.

You didn't answer my question!

Feel free to ask on this project's talk page. We welcome suggestions on the development and progress of this meetup.

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  1. Verbistheword (talk) 22:59, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
  2. econterms (talk) 09:32, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
  3. Kwhite1184 (talk) 20:08, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
  4. Emgravey (talk) 21:48, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
  5. Djembayz (talk) 00:12, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
  6. Lifedoodle (talk) 00:49, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
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To Do List[edit]

Check links on these articles[edit]

Look at the Wikipedia article on Link Rot for help fixing links.

Add citations to these articles[edit]

Check out the Wikipedia article on Citing Sources for help with citations.

Add images to these articles[edit]

Check out the Wikipedia Picture Tutorial and Uploading Images for help adding images. Next to each article link, we've recommended a section that could use a photo.

Write more about these neighborhoods[edit]

Results / Outcomes[edit]

Four Wikipedians helped out and socialized. Four complete beginners to Wikipedia made their first (or more) edits. Three novices deepened their understanding of (and edits to) Wikipedia, in part by organizing the event along with one of the Wikipedians. And, we all had fun!

Articles improved[edit]

Two pairs of participants collaborate at My First Edit in the DCPL Dream Lab.

Great work, everyone!