> We are considering organizing this workshop sometime in the first weekend of December, on the 5th or 6th. But, we can be flexible [...]
Great, thank you. I think that should be a relatively quiet period of the year, so it's likely OK.
> I imagine this topic would require 1-2 hours.
Hm, pretty long then. Perhaps we might have 2 parts, even on different days; say, 1h theory, 1h practice.
> Ideally, we envision this workshop to be hands-on; the goal is for participants to learn the necessary skills needed to combat vandalism and apply on their wikis immediately after the workshop.
This makes sense. We're still going to need some theory about how it works (generally speaking), but I'll keep in mind to focus on practice.
> Also, some or all participants who will attend might not have a technical background, which also needs to be kept in mind while designing it.
This is not a problem, especially if we agree on that beforehand. I can reserve some time for a brief introduction, e.g. to regular expressions.
> If you have a specific ask from participants, we would be willing to share that with them when we promote this workshop.
Not really, no, except for the level of technical background to assume. Specifically, the only real background we're going to need is about regular expressions, so my only question would be: "should we have a quick overview of what regular expressions can do?"; note, however, that this is not a simple topic, as it would require a full talk to be explained properly, so I'd expect participants to try and read something in advance, then answer their questions about that.
> we can ask participants, for example, to bring instances of vandalism that they face on their wikis or share them with us in advance, so you can help write filters to address those during the workshop. Is this possible?
Totally! In fact, that would be a great source of examples.