The third #lingwiki is coming up this weekend! Like the previous events in January and March, we’ll be getting some linguists together to improve linguistics-related Wikipedia articles. Here’s how you can participate:
- Ottawa, May 31st, 12:15-1:30pm in Fauteux 302 at the University of Ottawa. This editathon is organized by me and co-sponsored by the Association canadienne de linguistique / Canadian Linguistic Association (ACL/CLA). This will be a bilingual event thanks to the ACL/CLA’s support in getting the slides at bit.ly/lingwiki translated into French. Details here.
- Melbourne, June 1st, 3-5pm at the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne, in Room 407, Babel (Building 139). Organized by Rosey Billington and focussing on Australian Indigenous languages. Details here.
- Singapore, June 2nd, 3-5pm at Nanyang Technological University. Organized by Lauren Gawne of superlinguo. Details here.
- Online, at any point over the weekend / early next week. Hang out with fellow participants (including thelingspace) on the #lingwiki hashtag.
For all participants: Refer to the slides at bit.ly/lingwiki for guidance, tweet in #lingwiki for support, and report your edits at bit.ly/lingwikisurvey so you can be on the final summary list. Please bring a laptop or other device to edit on.
I’m also excited to announce that I’ve received an Inspire Grant from Wikimedia to support the Ottawa editathon as well as the four editathons at the LSA Summer Institute in Chicago in July and a further editathon at NELS in Montreal in October. So if you attend one of these editathons, you can expect food!
If any linguists want advice on applying for grants to get food at a local editathon, or about hosting a local editathon in general, do feel free to get in touch!