Diversity in science, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Royal Society, AFTERNOON
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 from 14:00 to 17:30 (GMT)
This is an afternoon and evening event for people who want to learn how to edit Wikipedia, in particular topics relating to diversity in science and technology in relation to geography, culture, gender, ethnicity and disability. New and experienced editors are welcome; there will be training sessions for those new to editing, and experienced helpers will be available. For more details see the event page on Wikipedia.
This page is for the AFTERNOON SESSION from 2pm. See HERE FOR EVENING TICKETS for the session from 5.30 to 9pm.
There will be a number of suggested topics for editing, but please bring your own thoughts on this.
Please bring a laptop if possible, though some will be available, as will wifi internet access. Also please bring any books you have to use as references, though the resources of the Royal Society library will be available until shortly before 5pm.
Please book for either the afternoon or the evening sessions, with the changeover between 5.30-6pm, but there is room for some to span both sessions; there will be light refreshments laid on. There will be presentations on editing for new editors at about 2.15 and 6.15, lasting about 40 minutes, and there will be experienced editors on hand throughout to give assistance.
Those unable to attend in person are very welcome to join us online - see the event page on Wikipedia for links to a basic editing tutorial and suggested articles.
When & Where
John Byrne, Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society email@example.com
The event is held by the Royal Society, the UK's national academy for the sciences. It is a fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, founded in 1660.
The position of Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society, a pilot scheme running until early July 2014, is supported by Wikimedia UK, the registered charity that is the UK support group for Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement.