2nd Annual Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Saturday March 9, 2019 - Sunday March 10, 2019
      10:00 am - 2:59 pm
  • Location: Naugle Communication Center, Clough Commons 447
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
    Free food
Contact

@WCP_Innovation

Summaries

Summary Sentence: A campus-wide event focused on improving Wikipedia articles on underrepresented figures (women, minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, individuals with disabilities) in STEM. Food will be provided.

Full Summary: A Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon is a large, scheduled social event that gathers individuals with varying levels of experience in Wikipedia together to add to, improve, copyedit and Wikify articles on a given topic. The event gives newcomers insight and experience into how Wikipedia works and (maybe even more importantly) improves one of the largest public-facing reference resources on the Internet.   This event will empower students, faculty and staff to join the community of Wikipedia editors and add to one of the world’s largest and most popular reference texts. Working side-by-side with other editors with a variety of writing and editing expertise, participants can get tips and advice on how to start, write, edit, and “Wikifiy” Wikipedia pages. Participants can use their diverse knowledge, research skills, and digital editing abilities to contribute their existing expertise or engage in new research during the event . Participants can share their research, exercise their social responsibilities as members of a prestigious technical institute, and expand the influence of diverse voices in STEM (while eating free bagels!)

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Help edit, expand, and create Wikipedia pages for those underrepresented in STEM. Make Wikipedia a more inclusive space, while learning digital editing skills!

No experience needed!

Where: CULC 447 and adjoining rooms

When: Saturday, March 9th from 10-2

Bring a laptop and charger.

Breakfast and lunch provided!

 

Sponsored by: Curricular Innovation Committee, Writing and Communication Program, Women's Resource Center, The Naugle CommLab, The School of Literature, Media, and Communicaton and Art + Feminism.

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
No
Groups

Writing and Communication Program

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Other/Miscellaneous, Training/Workshop
Keywords
Wikipedia, Edit-A-Thon, diversity, code, digital
Status
  • Created By: rfitzsimmons3
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 5, 2019 - 10:51am
  • Last Updated: Feb 27, 2019 - 6:20pm