Wiki Club Meeting March 2023
We are delighted to invite, or invite back, the OFS community to participate in the Symposium’s monthly Wiki Club. Together, we are improving the content and raising the profile of food-related articles on Wikipedia.
In the inaugural 2021/22 year, we learned about the mechanics of editing, from resources to images, from the lead to the end matter. This year we will touch on these aspects again, but with more of an emphasis on collaborating on-wiki.
This month the focus will be on biographies. We can tell, or improve, the stories of fascinating and under-appreciated people such as cooks. Wikipedia has stringent rules regarding Biographies of Living People (WP:BLP), so it's often easier to begin with deceased notable individuals. It's Women's History Month; we will focus on the female, but men are welcome too.
We hope to cater to beginners and experienced alike, using Zoom’s break-out rooms. The hour-long sessions will continue to be hosted by expert Wiki trainer and friend of OFS Roberta Wedge with Polly Russell and tech support Anke Klitzing. You are welcome to join us, just once, or each first Tuesday of the month, so we can continue to develop our community committed to building up the food content on the world’s largest encyclopedia and its sister projects.
Admission is free, but for technical reasons we need you to register - and as always, financial help is more than welcome.
If you are completely new to the idea of contributing to Wikipedia, or want a recap of the basics, please watch the video Roberta prepared for the 2020 Symposium (the link is in the reading list).
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