June is the pride month, and keeping up with the pride spirit, Gaylaxy Magazine is partnering with Feminism in India, the Spanish Embassy and Instituto Cervantes for a Wikipedia editathon on 30th June in New Delhi. At the day long event, participants will create/edit Wikipedia pages on pride marches held in various cities in India.
The editathon is in line with Gaylaxy’s mission to make queer resources and information available online. With Wikipedia emerging as an important source of information for the world, it is important that information related to pride and other queer events be available on Wikipedia. As a crowd-sourced online encyclopedia, anyone can create/edit pages on Wikipedia by following its rules and guidelines.
In our first editathon that was held last year, participants created 10 new wiki pages and updated another 4. This year, we plan to update the existing pages and create new one for cities that do not have information about their pride marches on wikipedia.
During the event, the first hour will be dedicated to introduction and briefing on how to create and edit articles on Wikipedia. Then participants will work in groups or individually on a pre-made list of pride marches in India which lack representation on Wikipedia. At the end of the day, all of this newly made Wikipedia pages will be collated. Anyone who is willing to help and create Wikipedia pages. No prior knowledge of creating/editing Wikipedia pages is needed.
This day long event will be held on 30th June 2018 from 11am to 5pm at Instituto Cervantes, Connaught Place, Delhi. Participants must bring their own laptop.
Registration for the editathon must be done online by filling up this form. (Click here)
For more information, check out the event page