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Attendees at the 2013 Women in the Arts Edit-a-thon in Washington, DC
An edit-a-thon in São Paulo, Brazil, aimed at creating and improving Wikipedia articles relating to feminism, women's rights and notable women

In the online communities of projects such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, and LocalWiki an edit-a-thon (sometimes written editathon) is an event where editors get together to edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editors. The word is a portmanteau of "edit" and "marathon".

Wikipedia edit-a-thons have taken place at Wikimedia chapter headquarters or cultural institutions such as museums or archives, and included topics such as cultural heritage sites, museum collections, women's history, art, feminism, narrowing Wikipedia's gender gap, and other topics.[1][2][3] Some have been organised by Wikipedians in residence.

The OpenStreetMap community has also hosted a number of edit-a-thons.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Smith, Michelle R. (16 October 2013). "'Edit-A-Thon' Aims To Fix Gender Inequality On Wikipedia". Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ Katzner, Ben (1 February 2014). "SCSU group participates in edit-a-thon for Wikipedia website". St. Cloud Times. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  3. ^ Koh, Adeline (30 May 2013). "How to Organize Your Own Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  4. ^ Villeda, Ian (12 April 2013). "OpenStreetMap #Editathon at MapBox". Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  5. ^ Foster, Mike (18 October 2013). "Fall 2013 OpenStreetMap Editathon". Retrieved 7 April 2014.

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