The idea is that on specific days groups of people meet to edit Wikipedia within specific themes, to the benefit of mainly minority groups.
Walland discovered the concept while living in Paris, and hopes to import it to Luxembourg by orgnanising a workshop at the Feminism in Culture event hosted at the Abbaye Neimënster on 12 March.
“A lot of people think you have to have a huge knowledge about computers and programmer to do it. Actually, it’s quite easy to add content.”
Another discouraging factor for women on Wikipedia, Walland suggested, was the talk pages on Wikipedia, where editors discuss the content in posts. “I also heard, but didn’t experience it, that in the talk pages there is sexism going on. But I think it’s close to the video games scene.”
The two-hour workshop will be an initiation designed to give participants the skills and confidence to edit and add to Wikipedia entries themselves around themes which interest them.
“If there’s enough people interested to maybe meet, two, three or four times a year for half a day and then go deeper into it,” said Walland.