Wikipedia:Meetup/Wellington/Performing Arts Edit-a-thon 2021

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Participants at an online edit-a-thon Performing arts Aotearoa Wikiproject 21 Aug 2021

Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara Performing Arts Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Sat 21 Aug 2021. Edit with VisualEditor

What's it about?[edit]

Wikipedia is a great place for people to find out about performing arts in Aotearoa. Surprisingly there are many notable people and companies missing articles. This editing workshop event was going to be at Te Whaea, the National Dance and Drama Centre but is now online. It will to expand content on New Zealand theatre and dance. The event includes notable graduates and staff of the New Zealand School of Dance and Toi Whakaari, with the resources of the Nola Millar Library.

This edit-a-thon is for all editing levels – learn about how you can help by editing Wikipedia articles or feel free to use the resources and get started right away.

This event is part of the Performing Arts Aotearoa Wikiproject, funded by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Dashboard[edit]

Please enrol in the event Dashboard so your edits can be tracked

When and where[edit]

Because of New Zealand's current COVID alert status the group is going to meet via video conference call.

Please register your interest for information and the Zoom link: lisamauleinfo@gmail.com

Date: Sat 21 AUG, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm NZST
Previous location: Nola Millar Library, Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, Wellington
New location: ONLINE - register interest for a Zoom link: lisamauleinfo@gmail.com

Lisa Maule

There will be a short introduction at 10.30am.

Link to Zoom edit-a-thon today.You can join whenever you can make it. You will have to wait to be let in.


ZOOM link:

Topic: Aug 21 Performing Arts Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara Time: Aug 21, 2021 10:30 AM Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85672644820?pwd=QnJWdXk1TCtZenBEaHJMZEZGbXRWdz09

Meeting ID: 856 7264 4820 Passcode: 907118

Images uploads include: Sara Brodie pictured at at 2016 Magic Flute rehearsal - Auckland

Schedule[edit]

  • 10.30am Introductions
  • 11.00am Work session 1
  • 12.30pm Group chat - ouch base with other
  • 12.45pm Lunch and work session 2
  • 3.30pm Summary, outcomes and next steps

Goals:

  • New editors / writers are able to make their first contributions
  • Expand information on performing arts in Aotearoa on Wikipedia
  • Increase biographies of women, Indigenous people and people of colour to address the existing bias. 
Image uploads include: remnants of the old Circa Theatre in Wellington
Image uploads include: Costume designs by Elizabeth Whiting

People[edit]

The event is being coordinated by Lisa Maule. She is a Pākehā theatre practitioner who also loves knowledge and research, and who felt motivated enough to increase performing arts information on Wikipedia to apply for a grant. Please add your user name to the list below and enroll in the event Dashboard so your edits can be tracked.

Attending

  1. User:Pakoire
  2. User:Ambrosia10
  3. User:Gertrude206 - morning only
  4. User:DrThneed
  5. User:Giantflightlessbirds
  6. User:Canley
  7. User:Marshelec - morning only
  8. User:Oronsay
  9. User:Chillsfan
  10. User:Rockybayk
  11. Emailmope (talk) 22:41, 20 August 2021 (UTC)
  12. Quilt Phase (talk)
  13. MargeritaNZ
  14. Stagenanager (talk) 23:44, 20 August 2021 (UTC)
  15. Leonyehaciv
New articles include: Jan Bolwell

Preparation[edit]

  1. Please register your interest: lisamauleinfo@gmail.com
  2. Create a Wikipedia account beforehand: best not to wait until the day to do it. Here's a form you can use if you like. Creating an account makes editing much easier (here's more info on why you should). You'll need to pick a "handle" for your username. Here's some advice on picking a username.
  3. Look at the project list of suggested articles: Project information Wellington Performing Arts Edit-a-thon 2021.
  4. Read up on Wikipedia: there are lots of tutorials, like the Wikipedia Adventure, and useful guides, like the Editing Wikipedia brochure.

What to have[edit]

  • Resources that can be cited in Wikipedia if you have any - media clippings, books etc
  • Photos to upload (if you own the copyright)
  • A computer is better than a tablet for editing on Wikipedia
Rawiri Paratene in Hohepa

Articles to develop[edit]

Articles need to pass notability, which typically means the person, company or event is well-known enough to be discussed by sources in the media or in academic articles.

There is a list of articles to develop and resources on google drive:

Examples:

New articles include: Susan Wilson

Outcomes[edit]

New articles include: Madison Nonoa

Fifteen editors joined the event dashboard, wrote over 76K words and added 217 references to Wikipedia and Wikidata. People joined our Zoom video meeting when they were able and breakout rooms allowed small group coaching and also social catch ups. There were four new editors - two from last weekend in Auckland, and two with accounts set up for the day. Out of the fifteen editors two were in Australia and one in USA, eight from Wellington and four dispersed around Aotearoa.

New articles created because of the edit-a-thon include:

Wikidata

Commons

Training aids and resources[edit]

This includes
  • How to create and set up your account (00:00)
  • Looking at an example page (04:07) including the Talk page (10:50) and View History (11:25)
  • Drafting an article and using your Sandbox (13:00) including having a minimum of 50 to 100 words with three high quality, reliable, secondary sources (13:50), drafting content and editing tools in visual editor (16:25), adding citations (19:02), adding images from Wikimedia Commons (26:10), adding an info box (28:24), categories (30:35)
  • Your own talk page (33:25) including adding a new editor badge
  • Moving drafted content to Wikipedia's livespace (39:23)
  • A timelapse of drafting and publishing a new article on Wikipedia (44:23)
Learn to edit Wikipedia in under an hour!

Future meetups and more information[edit]

Sign up to the NZ Wikipedia mailing list or join the Wikipedia New Zealand Facebook group to be kept informed. Also see Wikipedia:New Zealand Wikipedians' notice board for discussion relevant to New Zealand Wikipedians.

This edit-a-thon is part of the Performing Arts Aotearoa Wikiproject running from May - September 2021.

The next online meetup during COVID will be the Wellington Wikipedia Meetup on the 28th of August.

Future meetups and more information[edit]

Sign up to the NZ Wikipedia mailing list or join the Wikipedia New Zealand Facebook group to be kept informed. Also see Wikipedia:New Zealand Wikipedians' notice board for discussion relevant to New Zealand Wikipedians.

This edit-a-thon is part of the Performing Arts Aotearoa Wikiproject running from May - September 2021.