Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Royal Society
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 from 14:00 to 21:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Promoting diversity in science and engineering to celebrate International Women’s Day
This is an afternoon and evening event for people who want to edit Wikipedia, in particular topics relating to women in science and engineering. New and experienced editors are welcome; there will be training sessions for those new to editing, and experienced helpers will be available.
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.
We envisage that most people will come either for the afternoon or the evening, with the changeover around 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 2.20 and 6.20, lasting about 40 minutes, and there will be experienced editors on hand throughout to give assistance.
The event is slightly in advance of International Women's Day, on Saturday March 8th.
Those unable to attend in person are very welcome to join us online - see the
event page on Wikipedia here for links to a basic editing tutorial and suggested articles.
When & Where
John Byrne, Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society firstname.lastname@example.org
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.