Date: 26/02/2019Time: 5 pm - 8 pm
InnovateHer have teamed up with Stemettes to organise a Wiki-edit-a-thon in February to address the diversity imbalance in Wikipedia entries. In 2011 only 10% of wiki contributors were female and in 2018 only 17% of entries on the online encyclopedia were about women. Let’s change that together.
During the edit-a-thon we’ll be working through a backlog of Wikipedia pages to help improve the coverage of women and diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) on Wikipedia.
Anyone aged 15+ can participate! We’re looking for experienced editors and those without editing experience who are enthusiastic about writing, fact-checking and tackling the diversity deficit in STEM.
The event is completely free thanks to our wonderful sponsors Digital Science.
What is a Wiki-edit-a-thon?
You will be working with a group of like-minded individuals towards one goal – improving the coverage of women in STEM and diversity on Wikipedia. In groups (remotely or in person) you will edit, research and write a backlog of Wikipedia pages.
26 February 2019, 5pm – 8pm.
Are you interested in helping?
We are looking for adults who are active Wikipedia editors and research experts as well as those who aren’t experienced with Wikipedia but are good at teaching information literacy. Librarians, for example, can teach about finding reliable sources and help build Wikipedia experience at libraries. Please register as a mentor.
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