Oct. 24 Public Event: Jordanian Academics Virtual Edit-a-thon

Though our October kickoff event has passed, you can still participate in this initiative at your own pace and preferred time. Resources for the Edit-a-thon will remain LIVE through December 31, 2020. Learn more by reading our Participant Guide.

Jordanian Academics Virtual Edit-a-thon
Saturday, October 24, 2020*
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Amman local time (online event)**

*Please note the updated date, reflecting circumstances of lockdown in Jordan.
** 2 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. You are welcome to join in at any point, whenever is convenient!

You’re invited to the Jordanian Academics Virtual Edit-a-thon! Seasons change, but the need to update and edit Wikipedia remains the same! Following our Open Jordanian Heritage Virtual Edit-a-thon this past June, we are excited to bring you another Wikipedia workshop on the theme of Jordanian academics. From 9 a.m.–9 p.m. local time (Jordan), we will be sharing resources and fostering online spaces of collaboration for the purpose of helping highlight the innovation of Jordanian researchers on both Arabic and English Wikipedia. Whatever your area of expertise and whether or not you have edited Wikipedia before, all are welcome to join us in this event. All you will need is a computer, internet connection, email and/or Facebook, and curiosity about Jordanian academics and the world of Wikipedia!

Please note that resources will be provisioned such that you can join the event at any point, whatever your time zone. Though our team is based in Jordan, we welcome contributors in the United States and other countries.

Additional details and article lists are forthcoming. You can read more about ACOR’s growing involvement with Wikipedia on Insights (“Open Jordanian Heritage: Wikimedians Share Stories of Editing Online“) or by visiting the Facebook group Open Jordanian Heritage.

Pre-register here: https://forms.gle/2qaPmWdBJJ33mapL8
Create your Wikipedia account here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Wikipedia%3ANew+account
RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/261920818466980

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