8th Waray Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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The Sinirangan Bisaya Wikimedia Community (SBWC) in cooperation with the Division of Humanities of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) conducted the 8th Waray Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the AS College Conference Room, University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College, Magsaysay Boulevard, Tacloban City on April 13, 2018 as part of the University's celebration of National Literature Month. An edit-a-thon is an event in which people come together in a place to collaboratively contribute to online projects, in this case. the Waray Wikipedia and related Wikimedia projects. This event was funded by generous donors. Two Wikimedia volunteers from Manila and a professor and likewise a Wikipedian from Leyte Normal University served as resource speakers. The volunteers from Manila also assisted in the conduct of the wiki editing activity. The Division of Humanites of UPVTC provided the venue and invited the participants who are junior and senior students of BA Communication Arts. This is the second edit-a-thon hosted by the UPVTC. The first was held in November 2016.

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Pre-event[edit]

Discussions about a follow-up for the edit-a-thon at UPVTC were initiated between Prof. Joycie Dorado-Alegre of UPVTC and the SBWC coordinator, Michael Glen U. Ong months before the actual event. Prof. Joycie confirmed the final date of the second edit-at-hon at UPVTC and the plan to carry out the edit-a-thon started. It would be a whole-day edit-a-thon on April 13, 2018 and the participants would be composing of students taking up BA Communication Arts, just like with the previous edit-a-thon at UPVTC.

After the confirmation of the final date, Michael contacted veteran Filipino Wikimedians Jojit Ballesteros and Bel Ballesteros to give talks and facilitate the edit-a-thon. Prof. Voltair Oyzon of Leyte Normal University was also invited to talk and discuss about the Waray language at the event as he did in the 7th Waray Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Philippine Science High School - Eastern Visayas Campus.

Actual event[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Time Activity Speaker/Facilitator
8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Welcome remarks Jojit Ballesteros, Wikimedian
8:40 am An Winaray Prof. Voltaire Oyzon, Wikipedian, Leyte Normal University
9:45 am Morning break
10:05 am Introduction to Wikipedia Bel Ballesteros, Wikimedian
11:10 am Demonstration on how to edit Wikipedia Jojit Ballesteros
12:00 pm Lunch break
1:00pm Start of edit-a-thon Jojit and Bel guided the participants on their work
3:00 pm End of edit-a-thon and start of tallying the contributed bytes and judging of the participants' contributions Jojit and Bel tallied the contributed bytes while professors from UPVTC namely Prof. Maria Zenia Dulce-Mariveles, Prof. Theresia Katherine Rojas and Dr. Victor N. Sugbo judged the participants' work
4:00 pm Afternoon break
6:00 pm Announcement of winners and awarding Bel announced the winners of the edit-a-thon while SBWC Coordinator Michael Ong, Prof. Theresia Katherine Rojas and Dr. Victor N. Sugbo presented their awards. LIkewise, Jojit announced the total number of contributed characters.
6:10 pm Closing remarks Prof. Theresia Katherine Rojas
6:20 pm Event ends

Criteria for judging[edit]

The following criteria were used as Prof. Theresia Katherine Rojas, Prof. Maria Zenia Dulce-Mariveles and Dr. Victor N. Sugbo judged the quality of the participants' outputs.

Criteria Description %
Well-referenced Cites independent, reliable and verifiable sources 40%
Broad in scope Addresses main aspects of the article 30%
Neutrality Presents all viewpoints fairly and without editorial bias 20%
Well-written Free from grammatical and spelling mistakes and written in clear and concise manner 10%
Total 100%

Participants and their output[edit]

Name Username Gender Contributions in characters within the edit-a-thon proper Contributions in characters within the event Created articles Edited articles Average score Notes
Canillas, Gabriel G. Cutie Bunny 143 Male 18,461 Buyogan Festival 91.0% First place winner

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