Oldham Wikipedia training

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Oldham from the air
Oldham Market Hall

Basic information[edit | edit source]

  • 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.cybulskaatwikimedia.org.uk, 0207 065 0990

Trainee information[edit | edit source]

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!

Trainer information[edit | edit source]

Trainers[edit | edit source]

Logistics[edit | edit source]

  • 14 people have signed up.
  • The library had 8 computers available
  • Refreshments provided

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • Blog post by the leading trainer here
  • Evaluation on the talk page.
  • Attendees have been sent a post event email on 8 May 2013 via Eventbrite.