On 29 December 2020, in Part II of our Wikipedia training series, Rebecca O’Neill from the Irish Wikimedia Community will share her time to teach us about advanced topics using, participating in and editing on Wikipedia.
We will explore questions such as:
- How to improve complex topics on Wikipedia like attachment theory and parenting. Neither seem very well organized. The attachment theory page is a mess. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_theory
- How to think about improving templates, such as attachment and parenting.
- Using lists in Wikipedia.
- The difference between citations, footnotes, bibliographies and references.
- How to efficiently work with WikiProjects.
- How to work with others on Wikipedia, promote group cooperation, and handle extreme behaviors.
- How to protect ourselves from social media and Wikipedia attacks.
- How some of the sophisticated Wikipedia tools work in practice, like the Talk and user pages.
- Handling conflict of interests elegantly, and about the WikiMedian in Residence concept.
- With all these questions, what are common novice mistakes to avoid.
Rebecca O’Neill is a project coordinator for the Wikimedia Community Ireland. (Their Wikimedia page is here.) She has written hundreds of Wikipedia articles, and is currently in a project to write one Wikipedia article per day in 2020. Her primary focus is on Wikipedia’s coverage of women in art, Irish women and Irish places. She has a lovely series on how to write Wikipedia articles and participate in the Wikimedia universe on the Wikimedia Community Ireland YouTube Channel. (Her YouTube videos will be very helpful for people interested in attending this session, as will DMM Coffee House session #36 providing an introduction to Wikipedia.) Rebecca’s Wikimedia user page is here, and she is available on Twitter at @WikimediaIE.
Date: Tuesday, December 22 (live)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Rebecca O’Neill
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
Session times: Times listed below, PLEASE NOTE, some computer calendars do not automatically handle the time zone conversion correctly.
Session A (live) (EU/US/India): Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (noon in Miami, 5:00 p.m. London, 9:00 p.m. New Delhi, midnight in Bangkok.)
Session B (live) (US/EU/AUS/Asia): No session, holiday.