#Suffragette100 - A Wikipedia editing event for International Women's Day 2018
When: March 8 2018
Where: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Join us to celebrate the lives & contributions of the suffragettes and all the incredible women missing from Wikipedia!
This event is part of 2018’s celebration of one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act (1918) came into force and women were finally given the right to vote.
This International Women's Day event at Argyle House is a chance to learn about & celebrate the role notable women have played in the campaign for Votes for Women through researching, writing & illustrating Wikipedia articles & timelines.
Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world and the first point of information for many so surfacing knowledge there can make a huge impact. Yet, as of 15 January 2017, only about 17.39% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women. Not impressed?
Join us this for International Women's Day as we help make Wikipedia better!
No prior knowledge is required. You’ll learn how to edit Wikipedia and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles of their choice.
NB: Please bring a laptop along to the event or email me if you require to borrow one for the event.
Programme for Thursday 8 March
- 1:30pm - 2:15pm: Welcome and crash course in Wikipedia editing.
- 2:15pm – 4:15pm: EDIT!
- 4:15pm – 4:45pm: Publishing the article.
Then you can check how long it takes for it to appear in Google's top ten results!
Have a look at the event page to see if there are pages you would like to help edit/create and if you fancy learning more about Wikipedia ahead of time then you can view the Wiki Basics site.