The book launch included the first in-person edit-a-thon the Smithsonian has held since 2020, and was in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Bishop Museum.
Doyle and Lih led the edit-a-thon with local community members and GLAM professionals and focused on improving the biographic articles and Wikidata entries related to the 31 individuals in the anthology. The event was a continuation of a previous online edit-a-thon, which focused on notable Asian American Pacific Islander women including those in the We Are Here anthology. The in-person edit-a-thon resulted in 23,000 words added to Wikipedia and the creation of four new articles. More outcomes from the event can be seen in the Twitter thread.
After the edit-a-thon, the Smithsonian held a book launch celebration at the Bishop Museum where Lih and Doyle took portrait photos of individuals for CC0 licensing. Some of the people in the book or notable local people from Honolulu had missing or low-quality Wikimedia Commons photos. The CC0 photos were uploaded to Commons and linked to their respective Wikidata entries and Wikipedia articles. An interactive knowledge graph that highlights the new photos and helps to visualize connections and patterns amongst the people in the anthology can be viewed here.
A trip to Hawaii wouldn't be complete without honoring the bus that started it all. Lih took fresh photos of the Wiki Wiki Shuttle at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The shuttle bus was the inspiration for Ward Cunningham creating "Wiki Wiki Web" in the 1990s, and eventually led to Wikipedia.