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2023:Program/Basics/BNT9B7-Wikipedia Basic Workshops

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Title: Wikipedia Basic Workshops



Rafli Noer Khairam

Rafli Noer Khairam is an undergraduate of Indonesian Language and Literature studies at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. He has experiences as a campus journalist and regularly contribute content to Wikimedia projects. He also made an internship as a Data Analyst at detikcom, an Indonesian digital media company that host an online news portal and publishes breaking news.

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Room: Room 310

Start time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 10:00:00 +0800

End time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 13:15:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: No (pretalx) track id specified

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 195 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Wikipedia is a free, collaborative, multilingual, online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Wikipedia contains millions of articles on various topics, concepts, and objects, which can be accessed and improved by anyone in the world. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Wikipedia editing and how to contribute to it. You will also learn how to use Wikipedia as a resource for learning and teaching.

Description[edit source]

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Introduction to Wikipedia editing: What is Wikipedia editing and why is it important? You will learn about the goals, basic principles and format of Wikipedia editing, and how it differs from other types of collaborative websites.

Editing with the Source Editor: How to edit with the Source Editor using wikitext (wiki markup). You will learn how to use the Edit source tab, the Source Editor toolbar, and the wikitext syntax to create and modify articles on Wikipedia. You will also learn how to use headings, lists, links, images, tables, references, and other elements in wikitext.

Editing with the VisualEditor: How to edit with the VisualEditor using a user-friendly interface. You will learn how to use the Edit tab, the VisualEditor toolbar, and the visual features to create and modify articles on Wikipedia. You will also learn how to use the same elements as in wikitext, but without writing any code.

Working with Wikipedia: How to join a WikiProject, use tools and participate in the community. You will learn how to collaborate with other Wikipedia editors on specific topics or tasks. You will also learn how to use various tools and bots to enhance your editing experience and productivity. You will also learn how to communicate with other editors and get help or feedback on your work.

The workshop is designed for newcomers who have little or no prior experience with Wikipedia editing. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about Wikipedia and editing. The workshop will be interactive and hands-on, with exercises and examples to help you practice your skills.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This workshop relates to the conference themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future in the following ways:

Diversity: This workshop celebrates the diversity of topics and perspectives that are represented on Wikipedia, which covers various domains, languages, and cultures. You will learn how to find and use information on different subjects, fields, and regions on Wikipedia. You will also learn how to contribute to the documentation and improvement of knowledge on Wikipedia.

Collaboration: This workshop fosters collaboration by teaching how to join and contribute to WikiProjects, use tools and bots, and communicate with other Wikipedia editors. You will also learn how to reuse and integrate information from Wikipedia in other projects and services. Collaboration is essential for enhancing the quality and quantity of information on Wikipedia, which is a collaborative effort of editors, developers, researchers, and users who share their knowledge and passion for learning.

Future: This workshop prepares you for the future by exposing you to the latest technologies, trends, and innovations in Wikipedia editing. You will also learn how to use Wikipedia as a resource for learning and teaching, which can help you improve your skills and knowledge in various areas. Future-oriented themes are popular and engaging for conference-goers who want to stay ahead of the curve.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand