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English: Presentation slides for Wikimania 2023

Title: Empowering Participation. A User-centered Approach to Low-Stakes Edit-a-thons
Speaker: Michelle Chin
Abstract: Edit-a-thons are a great way to improve Wikipedia's coverage of specific topics and engage new contributors. However, they can be intimidating for people who have never edited before, especially those who feel they lack expertise or experience.

In this talk, I’ll share my user-centered approach to hosting an edit-a-thon. We will cover how to make the editing process approachable, fun, and low-stakes for new participants. We’ll also review some approaches for finding, inspiring, and inviting people who are passionate about a topic but never imagined they could become Wikipedians.

We’ll walk through my experience hosting a Women in Tech edit-a-thon as a case study for these approaches. Lastly, I’ll cover the impact the edit-a-thon made on Wikipedia, the attendees, and how I’ve been able to sustain momentum and gain the interest of even more new volunteers.

By the end of the talk, you’ll have actionable takeaways and resources to replicate a user-centered approach to hosting edit-a-thons, finding passionate people, and turning their passion into a way to contribute to Wikipedia.
Presented at: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2023-08-17 03:15 to 03:35 UTC

Video file: File:Wikimania 2023 - Room 326 - 17 August - Empowering Participation. A User-Centered Approach to Low-Stakes Edit-a-thons.webm
Source Michelle Chin : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Lgd3H87lmbGTHYRX9aj6nIJ43d7CHYU1hsMLmh011Qs/edit#slide=id.p
Author Michelle Chin


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