On the occasion of World Food Day, a three-day editathon has been organized for the first time on Bangla Wikipedia (bn.wikipedia.org). It was collaborated and jointly organized by Wikimedia Bangladesh and the Chattogram WikiCommunity. The primary objective of this editathon was to augment the number of articles substantially. Enthusiastic Wikipedians participated in this collaborative editing endeavour. Their collective efforts led to the creation of new articles as well as the enrichment of existing ones. The primary objective of this campaign was to create new articles about food and related topics. It played a pivotal role in fostering engagement among the editors of Bangla Wikipedia, making a sense of community and shared purpose. In essence, this editathon was a testament to the power of collaborative knowledge-sharing and the dedication of the Wikipedia community to promoting and enriching food-related information on Bangla Wikipedia. Through their hard work and dedication, this event not only celebrated World Food Day but also contributed significantly to the growth and vitality of Bangla Wikipedia.
An event page was created with a table containing a list of articles. The Fountain tool was used for article submission and review, which facilitated the submission of articles by participants and enabled efficient review and evaluation of their contributions. Considerable effort has been invested in inviting Wikipedia communities to join and support this event. As a token of appreciation, participants were honoured with Wikipedia Barnstar, a prestigious recognition within the Wikipedia community, signifying their outstanding contributions. Additionally, this recognition motivated and inspired continued engagement and collaboration among the contributors, fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment within the Wikimedia Bangladesh and Wikipedia community.
This editathon was held on the occasion of World Food Day from 15 to 17 October, 2023. A total of 11 dedicated participants contributed their expertise and effort to the cause. Their combined contributions created an impressive total of 26 new articles during the editathon. Additionally, Wikidata items for the newly created articles have been updated. Wikipedian Integrity2020 has written a maximum of seven articles. On the other end of the spectrum, six Wikipedians contributed one article each. The participants’ collaborative spirit and concerted efforts have significantly bolstered the food-related information, benefiting native Bangla speakers. Looking ahead, we aspire to continue this successful arrangement in the coming years, aiming to repeat the editathon and explore variations and novel approaches to engage other interested Wikimedia communities.
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