The Trailblazers of Tāmaki Makaurau Edit-a-thon

On the 27th of January 2024, the 2023/2024 Summer Students and Wikipedia Interns hosted the Wikipedia Editathon: Trailblazers of Tāmaki Makaurau which is an event all about recognising the trailblazers who have shaped Auckland while also encouraging young people to engage with Wikipedia and enhance the Auckland local histories content page on Wikipedia.

This in-person event is hosted at Auckland War Memorial Museum hosted by Hs17127 (talk), Summ23 (talk), Winnieswikiworld (talk) and Worldsgreatestmum (talk).

Wikipedia Editathon: Trailblazers of Tāmaki Makaurau edit

  • Date: Saturday 27th of January 2024
  • Time: 11am to 1pm (lunch provided at the end of the event)
  • Location: Research Library at Auckland Museum, on Level 2 at the south end of the building

Ever wondered what goes on behind those lengthy paragraphs of an actor's Wikipedia page or how Wikipedia rose in notability throughout the 2000s? Come join us at the Auckland Museum for an exciting in-person event to learn about this and more!

The Wikipedia Editathon: Trailblazers of Tāmaki Makaurau is all about celebrating the trailblazers who have shaped our vibrant city while also encouraging young people to engage with Wikipedia and enhance the Auckland local histories content page on Wikipedia. We invite you to join us in improving existing articles or creating new articles on trailblazers who contribute to the prosperity of Auckland's community and culture. Whether you're a seasoned editor or a newbie, everyone is welcome! You don't need to be an expert in Wikipedia or in history but come open-minded and willing to learn. Please note that there is also a maximum capacity of 25.

On the day, you'll be working together with Wikipedians to share knowledge with one another, challenge cultural biases online and make a lasting contribution to Wikipedia. The event will include training in wiki editing and experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to help you throughout your time there. Please do not bring any food or snacks with you as catered food and refreshments will be provided on the day. As well as that, please bring your own laptop to this event as devices are not provided.

Due to Wikipedia guidelines, we request you make a Wikipedia account before the event. You may not be able to create one on the day. Make sure to not use any offensive language or personal details in your username as it is public on Wikipedia but have fun with it!

We are committed to providing a welcoming experience for everyone, regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, appearance, race or religion. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to upskill your CV with some new tech savvy abilities and connect with fellow Tāmaki Makaurau locals. See you there!

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Meetup Code of Conduct edit

All attendees are expected to understand and abide by the Draft Universal Code of Conduct for the Wikimedia Movement.

No food is to be taken through or into the Library, only water in sealed bottles may be consumed in the space. Catered lunch will be provided in a separate room towards the end of the event. Please bring your own device with you, there are power outlets in the library if you would also like to bring your charger. Please ensure you arrive already having created a Wikipedia account.

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  • 10:50am Meet up with and collect all attendants under the tanoa, in the southern atrium
  • 11:00am Have everyone upstairs in the research library
  • 11:15am Get everyone's devices ready and people comfortable before doing karakia
  • 11:20am Begin teaching
  • 12:00pm Short ten-minute break to allow everyone a chance to breathe and relax
  • 12:45pm End of workshop, lead everyone to Horotiu for lunch + closing karakia


Please let attendees know that the Aotearoa New Zealand Wikimedia Conference will be held in Auckland on 23-24 March 2024 at Auckland University of Technology. Please save the date. Cost $10. Registration link coming soon. Scholarship funding to cover travel and accommodation and registration will be available. Programme is in development see the Wikipedia event page for more details

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