Submissions:2023/A year in the life of a new Wikipedian

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WikiConference North America 2023 unfortunately could not accommodate this submission in its program this year.


A year in the life of a new Wikipedian


Community Initiatives, Equity / Inclusion / Community Health

Type of session:

Lightning talk


In 2013, I made my first edit on Wikipedia as a student participant in Wiki Education’s nascent student program. A couple months short of a decade later, I returned to editing but this time under very different circumstances as a Wikipedia Expert for the Wiki Education Foundation. In this talk, I’d like to share the observations and challenges I have encountered learning the ropes of Wikipedia in these parallel journeys as a Wikipedia Expert and a volunteer editor.

Author name:

Brianda Felix

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:

Brianda (Wiki Edu)

Affiliated organization(s):

Wiki Education

Estimated time:

8 mins

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:


Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)