Extraordinary Women in Engineering: a WES Wikithon – UWE Bristol

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Bristol & Bath Science Park

Dirac Crescent

Emersons Green

BS16 7FR

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Come and join the Women’s Engineering Society, Heritage Open Days, and UWE Bristol in our Wikithon to develop your digital skills and learn more about editing Wikipedia. Help to celebrate brilliant women engineers by creating and improving their pages on the world's favourite online historical record.

Complete beginners and experienced editors, all are welcome to attend - we'll provide training for anyone new to editing. If you already have some wiki editing experience, we can help you improve your skills and learn a few new tricks. If you’ve spotted an article that needs improving, bring along your queries and we’ll see what we can do to help. Suggestions for articles to improve and create will also be provided, along with research resources.

If you’re a UWE student needing transport to the venue then please email engineeringourfuture@uwe.ac.uk

9:30 to 10am - Wikipedia Training
Come and learn the basics of Wiki-editing. If you can use email you can edit wikipedia - find out how

10 am to 2pm - Drop in Session open to all
The session opens up to all who’d like to take part. After training you can stay to edit and be joined by anyone hoping to freshen up skills or spend time working on pages.
Our wikimedian will be on hand to help.

WARNING: Editing Wikipedia can become addictive... and it's FREE!

Why not sign up and attend UWE's Women Like Me event which runs on the same day from 12 to 2pm and aims to boost mentoring for women in STEM in the West of England. More details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-like-me-boosting-mentoring-for-women-in-stem-in-the-west-of-england-tickets-57786741700

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is celebrating its centenary in 2019 – one hundred years of women forging careers in the field of engineering. We are creating a Centenary Trail that will use Wikipedia pages to illustrate the number and variety of women who have left a legacy of achievement in the field of engineering. By creating and improving the Wikipedia entries of inspirational engineers you can help to really put them on the map!

If the idea of creating a whole new page sounds daunting, never fear! Some of the most valuable work is done by people adding new information and improving data. On the day we will also be demonstrating how working with Wikidata can make women’s history more searchable and accessible.

Take a look at @WESCentenary on Twitter or @wes_centenary on Instagram to learn more about some of the brilliant women engineers who don’t have a Wikipedia page … yet. Or perhaps be inspired to add one of the Extraordinary Women nominated for Heritage Open Days’ special Wall of Women https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/extraordinary-women/wall-of-women.

Find out more about Heritage Open Days at www.heritageopendays.org.uk or @heritageopenday on Twitter and @heritageopendays on Instagram.

The WES Centenary Trail is funded by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund www.wes.org.uk/wes-centenary.


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Bristol & Bath Science Park

Dirac Crescent

Emersons Green

BS16 7FR

United Kingdom

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