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Join us for an afternoon of Finnish language and Wikipedia editing on Wednesday 29 November 13:00-18:00 at UCL to celebrate Finland’s Centenary! All welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Room tbc.

The purpose of the event is to translate parts of Finnish Wikipedia into English. Wikipedia, the Encyclopaedia that anyone can edit, is one of the top-ranked websites in the world, so your contribution will reach a wide audience. But you don’t need any prior experience with Wikipedia – all you need to know is how to read and type in Finnish and English, and some basic computer skills.

In preparation for the event, it would be very helpful if you could create an account on Wikipedia. If you have a laptop, please bring it on the day.

You will also have the opportunity to create brand new content on Wikipedia.

You are welcome to choose your own Finnish Wikipedia page, but here are some suggestions: Aira Samulin, Olavi Virta, Mouhijärvi, Parkano, Tatu ja Patu, Siirrettävien saunojen kokoontumisajot, Kampsu (food), Pahan kukat (film).

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2.00: Introduction to the session.
2.15: Hands-on training to get you started translating of Wikipedia articles, or if you have already completed training you can start translating in your chosen articles.
4.15: Refreshments.
4.30: Presentation: “Why translating (Finnish) Wikipedia matters”, followed by discussion.
5.00: Back to translating and editing.
6.00: Close.

We to look forward to seeing you,

Riitta Valijarvi (UCL SSEES), Mira Vogel (UCL Digital Education) and Wikimedia UK


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