Wikimedia Czech Republic/Reports/October 2021

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October 2021

Programs for community[edit]

2021-10-25: Editathon as a part of the competition Czechoslovakia 1948-1989[edit]

The next year of the Czechoslovakia 1948-1989 competitionwill start in November. Wikimedia ČR continues in cooperation with the Václav Havel Library, where an open editing marathon (editathon) will take place on 19 November 2021 on topics related to the period 48-89 'in former Czechoslovakia. The event will also be associated with the 10th anniversary of the death of President Václav Havel, and participants will be able to use the library's archives to create articles. The event is intended for beginners and experienced editors.

If you are considering participating, please fill out the registration form.

Date: 19th November 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Place: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, 110 00 Praha 1

The event is organized by Wikimedia ČR and financially supported by the US Embassy in Prague within the Small Grants program.


Educational programs[edit]

2021-10-08: Prague Wikiclub and senior courses are back[edit]

In October, we are starting the Seniors Citizens Write Wikipedia courses again. After a year we are returning to live sessions at the Municipal Library of Prague, in addition to the online courses. The Prague Wikiclub is also returning to the same place after a long break. Now, every Thursday from 5 to 7 pm, it is possible to come to the library (PC room in the basement) and work on Wikipedia: newcomers can ask for advice, more experienced ones can come to help others or just meet other soulmates and edit.


2021-10-18: Students wrote Wikipedie at VŠCHT. Read more in local student magazine SPIN[edit]

In the student magazine SPIN you will find an article right at the beginning about our collaboration this year - the Students Write Wikipedia project and Theresa Leonhardt, who brought the project to her Advanced Microbiology classes. The article can be found on page 4 here:


2021-10-15: Velvet at Schools: this year at the Jeroným Gymnasium in Liberec[edit]

Two classes of third year students of the gymnasium went through our seminar "How to write (about history) on Wikipedia?" During the interactive lesson, they looked into the "kitchen" of Wikipedia and were able to experience how such an encyclopedia is created, what its advantages and limitations are and how to best use it in their own studies. The seminar took place on 15 October 2021 as part of the Velvet at Schools event, which we joined last year with WMCZ. Schools can still book this seminar, and we also offer a more practical workshop for smaller groups.