Building on the highly successful group 'Edit-a-thon' that the Royal Society and Wikimedia UK ran as part of Ada Lovelace Day to improve Wikipedia articles about women in science in October 2012, as part of its Centenary, the Medical Research Council has joined forces with the Royal Society and Wikimedia UK to present a series of edit-a-thons through 2013.
At the workshops representatives from Wikimedia UK will explain how Wikipedia works and be on hand to answer questions about editing and improving Wikipedia articles.
We will have access to a rich collection of printed and electronic works about women in science, including biographies and works authored by scientists; together with target articles to edit on Wikipedia. Attendees will be encouraged to work together to edit those articles, using the location's resources.
We will also have a panel discussion led by eminent female scientists on women's experiences in science, and diversity in the scientific workforce more generally, together with how underrepresentation can be tackled in the future.
- 13.15 – Lunch for editors
- 13:45 – Introductions
- 14 – Guidance on how to edit Wikipedia
- 15-18 Editathon, including refreshment breaks
Marble Hall and the Kohn Centre:
- 18:30 reception
- 19-20:30 talk/panel discussion lead by Professor Uta Frith and Professor Tom Welton
You are invited!
The events are open to people who are new to Wikipedia and experienced Wikipedia editors. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
Please bring your own laptop if you have one.
If you'd like to take part remotely then please join us on Twitter at: #WISWIKI
Information on location and directions can be found at: http://royalsociety.org/visit-us/london/
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This event is a part of a series - you are welcome to attend the other ones as well:
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