Grants talk:PEG/User:Gretchenmcc/Linguistics Editathon series: Improving female linguists' participation and representation on Wikipedia/Report

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Hi Gretchenmcc. Apologies it has taken so long to review your report. We really appreciate all of your work on this project and the very detailed and informative reporting. Congrats on a successful series of events! We enjoyed reading the report and more detailed event blog posts. We've posted a few questions/comments below.

  1. It's helpful to hear feedback on the series model you used in Chicago. We're finding that one-off editathons do very little in terms of training or retaining new editors, or even keeping experienced editors engaged. I had not thought as much about how a series is also very supportive of improving quality because participants can focus on a single article over several sessions.
  2. Thanks for all your reflections on lessons learned. There is a lot of learning about how to organize an editathon alongside a conference, in terms of time of day, length, participants, and food. Hopefully you can use these insights for future events.
  3. It's great to read about all of the ancillary outcomes, such as the outreach to professors, connections with the WikiEd Foundation, as well as outreach to the Society for Linguistic Anthropology and Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics.
  4. The diversity of content, especially in terms of the number of languages covered is amazing!
  5. It's especially exciting to read about the stub sorting tool you and Keilana created and how it was used in the workshop with undergrads. Many program leaders (Wikimedia event organizers) struggle with creating workshops that are appropriate to their participants. Often we encourage simpler tasks for folks that either don't have the content expertise or editing skills and this is a great option! I love how you posted progress as the day went on -- very motivating!

Thanks again for all your work and enthusiasm. It's obvious that you've put a lot of energy and effort into these events and it's wonderful to see connections being made between Wikipedia and the linguistics world. We'd love to hear what you're thinking next. Cheers, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 18:11, 13 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]