Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-thon’ to mark the Gallipoli campaign at the National Library Wales

14 / 04 / 2015

EPTo mark the centenary of the beginning of the Gallipoli campaign on the 25th of April 1915 this event will focus on creating and improving Wikipedia articles about the Welsh regiments involved the battles, the soldiers and their achievements.

The event will be hosted by the Wikipedian in Residence Jason Evans. It will begin at 10am with introductions and training before editing begins! The bilingual ‘Edit-a-thon’ will include training on how to edit Wikipedia and all editing will be supervised by experienced Wikipedians.

It’s a great chance to highlight the Welsh perspective on this important chapter of the war using the largest and most viewed encyclopaedia in the World. Welsh speakers will also be encouraged to edit the Welsh ‘Wicipedia’, which would help grow the amount of information available in the Welsh language.


It is important to register your attendance in advance so please do so here if you are interested, or contact the National Library directly. Please bring your own laptop. Laptops can be borrowed if needed.

Details and sign up page can be found here:  WW1 Gallipoli Edit-a-thon


WWI Gallipoli Edit-a-thon in a nutshell:

Where?  National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

When?  23 April 2015, 10am – 5pm

Point of contact: Wikipedian in Residence at National Library of Wales, Jason Evans –

Twitter: @wiki_nlw

Cost: Free – including lunch.

How do I sign up? email or sign up through the event Wiki page