- Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/; the English Wikipedia front page displays.
- Click Log in; the sign in page displays.
- Click Join Wikipedia.
- Follow the instructions to create your account (do check for the confirmation email to activate your new account).
- Log into Wikipedia.
Using this template also lets you see who else is participating in the event - participants using the template are listed here.
Third, enable the Translation Tool for your account
If you experience any issues with this, don't worry - ask a Wikimedian on the day and they will enable it for you.