Vila Franca de Xira's Municipal Library welcomed a Wikipedia-editing workshop for the first time
It was a cloudy Saturday in Vila Franca de Xira, but a small group of new Wikipedia editors gathered at Fábrica das Palavras (the building Municipal Library of Vila Franca de Xira) on November 18th to learn the ropes. Sofia Matias, from Wikimedia Portugal, hosted the day-long workshop where five participants, between ages 20 and 70, were able to have their Wikipedia-related doubts cleared. Some of them even dipped their toes by creating their very first Wikipedia article.
The feedback from the library team and the participants was very good, and Wikimedia Portugal is now joining forces with the library to organize more activities like this at Fábrica das Palavras.
The Catalan Culture editathon returns to Lisbon and makes a debut in Porto
The Viquimarató de la Llengua Catalana is an annual event organized by Amical Wikimedia and the Secretary for the Language Policy of the region of Catalonia. Since 2021, Portugal has joined this celebration of Catalan language and culture, translating articles about from the Catalan Wikipedia to the Portuguese-language one, in gatherings organized by Xavier Magrinyà Minguell. After two years of successful events in Lisbon, Minguell took the Wikimarathon also to Porto, doubling the reach of the Catalan culture in the Portuguese and Mirandese Wikipedias.
The first meeting happened on November 24th at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto; a week later, on 29th November, another meeting happened at Biblioteca Camões, a public library in Lisbon. A total of 15 new editors joined these meetings, which focused on sports vocabularies.
Wikimedia Portugal on events and conferences: Jornadas WMES, GLAM Wiki and the National Meeting for Citizen Science
Wikimedia Portugal had delegates in multiple national and international events lasts month. In the beginning of the month, Sofia Matias and Miguel Mimoso Correia were at Jornadas WMES (Wikimedia Spain annual community gathering), where they presented some of the chapter's work regarding minority languages and the work done at the National Library of Portugal.