• Patrick McBride

Editing Wikipedia Workshops

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

Join Dr Mike Dickison, as part of the West Coast Wikipedian at Large project, to learn about editing Wikipedia thanks to Development West Coast.

Wikipedia is a window to the world, and every place’s public face. Wikipedia articles are in the first few search results of any topic, and most visitors to the West Coast are getting their information from Google and Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia, not a marketing tool, and although you cannot use it directly to promote your business there are other options.

This is a free workshop run by Dr Mike Dickison as part of the West Coast Wikipedian at Large project. Participants will learn how Wikipedia works, how to improve and create articles, tips and tricks for formatting, referencing, and adding photos, and the wider issues of the reliability and bias of Wikipedia.

Complete beginners are welcome to attend; training and troubleshooting is provided. All you need to bring is a laptop.

This event is supported by Development West Coast.


DWC OFFICES Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11 AM – 12 PM (TICKETS)

EPIC WESTPORT Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11 AM – 12 PM (TICKETS)

WESTLAND LIBRARY Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11 AM – 12 PM (TICKETS)


GREYMOUTH LIBRARY Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10 AM – 4 PM (TICKETS)

EPIC WESTPORT Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10 AM – 4 PM (TICKETS)

WESTLAND LIBRARY Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10 AM – 4 PM (TICKETS)