Oldham Wikipedia training
- Date: 27 April, time 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Venue: Oldham Library, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL
- Cost: Free
- Twitter details: @wikimediauk
- Registration: was captured on Eventbrite
- Any questions: Daria Cybulska on daria.cybulskawikimedia.org.uk, 0207 065 0990
Gareth Wood, the host of the event, was aiming for the event to combine Wikipedia training and an editathon. Attendees were interested in articles covering the whole borough of Oldham, not just the town, so looking at nearby Failsworth, Royton, and Saddleworth.
The course was run by experienced Wikipedians who provided all the necessary instruction to get you going. The workshop was set to follow the outline below:
- Basics of Editing
- User space: user page; talk page; sandbox; edit summaries
- Practical work - 1-on-1 and small group work
- Plenary discussion - making and editing articles
- Sources, referencing, WP:V
- Practical work - 1-on-1 and small group work (improving and creating Oldham related articles)
- Plenary discussion - What's next; Help!
- Wikipedia:User Talk:Worm That Turned - lead
- Deskana (talk) (email)
- Julia W (talk)
- I'm in and will drag along Stacey WormTT
- 14 people have signed up.
- The library had 8 computers available
- Refreshments provided