In this lightning talk, Mary Mark Ockerbloom and Doreva Belfiore will introduce the work of the Philadelphia WikiSalon, a Wikipedia Meetup that focuses on creating community while helping build Wiki skills among people of diverse interests and levels of expertise. We provide:
- Alternating monthly format of demonstrations followed by practice review and reflection to maximize skill retention
- Concise, no-frills format for presentations and demonstrations with an emphasis on building skills with easy-to-manage content blocks
- Commitment to open access: everything uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, multiple demonstrations about US copyright and open access
- Central repository for ongoing opportunities for editing in various projects (Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons) in a variety of subject areas (sciences, art, history, craft) that dovetail with demonstrated skills
- Guest speakers
- Robust Q&A with topics of concern and interest to Wikipedia editors encompassing a wide range of expertise
- Welcoming of all participants and celebration of community contributions
- Crossover with WCNA, Art + Feminism and other related events.
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