Botswana Wikipedia-meet-up and workshop 2017

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Wikipedia-meet-up and workshop 2017[edit]

Wikipedia-meet-up and workshop 2017 is a Workshop and edit-a-thorn run by volunteers from Botswana to create and improve articles related to the content of Botswana, and welcoming Newbies to wikipedia and its sister projects

Register here for the event(This is where participants registered for the event)[edit]

Register here to reserve your snack box and drink

Goals of the meet-up and Worskhop[edit]

  • To engage new editors and collaboration / support educational institutions of Botswana, engaging more school students.
  • To improve / increase skills of existing editors
  • To add more and improve content of articles (English and Setswana)
  • Recruit new editors

04 April 2017 first Workshop[edit]

Attendess are to sign here with their registered accounts[edit]

Attandance[edit]

1. Mompati Dikunwane
2. Sarah_ngwepe
3. Oteng Machibe
4. Setsile Gaolatlhe
5. Kgosi Refyn
6. Kelesego Boakilwe
7.Thebeyame Motswasele
8. Phetso
9. Oneile
10.Gloria
11.Mpho Seipato
12.Talent
13.Moratiwa Mudanga
14.Thebeyame Motswasele
15.Tshepo kgakgamatso Thobane
16.Kgati Bonnie
17.Moabi Otlhapile
18. Kitso Montsho
19. Khumoetsile luciano
20. Ledzibo bella Nkitseng
21. Tshephang Jonase
22. Thato K tjitunga
23.Mpho Ndulamo

Names of new members[edit]

2. Sarah_ngwepe
3. Oteng Machibe
4. Setsile Gaolatlhe
5. Kgosi Refyn
6. Kelesego Boakilwe
7.Thebeyame Motswasele
8. Phetso
9. Oneile
10.Gloria
11.Mpho Seipato
12.Talent
13.Moratiwa Mudanga
14.Thebeyame Motswasele
15.Tshepo kgakgamatso Thobane
16.Kgati Bonnie
17.Moabi Otlhapile
18. Kitso Montsho
19. Khumoetsile luciano
20. Ledzibo bella Nkitseng
21. Tshephang Jonase
22. Thato K tjitunga
23.Mpho Ndulamo

Pages created or improved[edit]

Topics to covered[edit]

  • Creation of new accounts by new bies.
  • Learning what Wikipedia is.
  • How to be a part of Wikipedia.
  • Editing in a sand box by new users.

Articles focused on[edit]

  • Ebola
  • Medical/ health terms (Translations to the native language)
  • Learnt how to start contributing for new comers using the sand box.
  • Learnt the Wikipedia Pillars, policies that govern contributing to Wikipedia.
  • Learnt tools used in contributing to Wikipedia
  • Introduced other Sister projects of Wikipedia

Useful Material[edit]

Learn how to edit Wikipedia (Adventure)

Activities[edit]

  • Town level meet-up (The whole team took the Shuttle to town)
  • We had refreshments at Nandos after the event

Challenges[edit]

  • We had power cuts which lead to no network.
  • The connection was a little bit poor which delayed some work.
  • Most of the users who availed themselves were new comers.
  • we had a difficult time in commencing on the set date of the Workshop because of heavy rains and disasters

Opportunities[edit]

  • We had a representative from Botho University who took pictures of the event and went on to share them on the Magazine of their school, that is beneficial because people are going to be aware of the Projects offered by Wikipedia and start contributing.

Gallery of the event[edit]