August 19, 2014 | By Katitza Rodriguez

Digital Rights Advocates in Mexico and Colombia Unite for Wikipedia Hackathon

Saturday, August 23, EFF will join Wikimedia Mexico, Rancho Electronico, Contingente MX, Fundación Karisma, Panoptykon Foundation, Hackbo, Enjambre Digital, RedPaTodos and May First Mexico to edit and improve the Spanish text of digital rights-related articles on Wikipedia. Joining from Mexico City, hackerspace Rancho Electronico will be hosting its own “editathon,” while hackerspace Hackbo will follow suit in Bogotá, Colombia. This event will be a great collaboration between two hackerspaces in Latin America, along with several digital rights organizations and Wikipedians, who will work together to revise the Spanish content in digital rights entries on Wikipedia.

"Editathons" are hackathons where participants edit Wikipedia entries on a given topic.  The goal of this “editathon” is for people to learn how to use and improve Wikipedia articles while increasing the digital rights content on the internet encyclopedia.  This event is open to the public and will likely last throughout the evening. If you are Mexican or Colombian, help us expand and improve Wikipedia on digital rights issues in Spanish!

Find more information about the editathon here. EFF’s own Katitza Rodriguez and Leez Wright will both be in Bogotá for this event; join them for a day of editing and creating!

When: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Time: 3:00pm (Mexico and Bogotá)

Where: Rancho Electronico / CriptoRally: Fray Juan de Torquemada 76 Entre Bolivar e Isabel La Católica, Mexico DF

Hackbo: Cll 44 No 8-50 oficina 201 Barrio Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia

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