TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 / 11 AM – 4 PM

FAQ: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: In the Spirit of Louise Noun

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Do you have questions about our inaugural Wikipedia Edit-a-thon? We've got answers!

Q: What is an Edit-a-thon? 
A: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is like a hackathon for Wikipedia editors. It's a great way to help user new to the platform learn how to edit, and works best when centered around a theme (like Louise Noun's Collection of Art by Women).

Q: Why is the Art Center doing this? 
A:
 We want to raise awareness about the contributions Louise Noun made to the Art Center's collections by incorporating information about the Louise Noun Collection of Art by Women to the world's largest online database.

Q: Do I need to do anything beforehand?
A
: Yes! If you do not already have one, please create a Wikipedia username prior to arriving at the event. You can create a new username by clicking here

Q: What should I bring? 
A
: A laptop and power cord—if you are able to bring one. We will also have a number of computers for participants to use. All other materials will be provided. 

Q: What if I don't have any prior experience?
A
: No worries! First-timers and seasoned pros alike are welcome at this event. 

Q: How long should I plan on staying? 
A:
However long you want! We recommend at least planning on an hour time commitment, especially if you're new to editing Wikipedia. 

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