Wikipedia:GLAM/Women's Engineering Society/June 2020 editathon
|'Extraordinary Women in Engineering: a WES Wikithon' in a nutshell:|
Join the Women’s Engineering Society, Wikimedia UK, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Electrifying Women Project and Archives For London ONLINE for our FIRST ONLINE WIKITHON. Join us as part of INWED celebrations and our Centenary Trail Project to edit and add information about women in engineering to Wikipedia and celebrate some of the brilliant women engineers who deserve a more prominent place in the online historical record. Our online training team includes Paul Wilkinson, Richard Nevell and Dr Alice White. We can help you to develop your digital skills and learn how to edit Wikipedia in order to harness the power of the web.
About the event
Complete beginners and experienced editors are both welcome to attend - we'll provide training for anyone new to editing. In order to get the most from this training please follow the joining instructions you will receive prior to the event.
WARNING: Editing Wikipedia can become addictive... and it's FREE!
The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) celebrated its centenary last year, in 2019 – one hundred years of women forging careers in the field of engineering. Our Centenary Trail Map uses Wikipedia entries to illustrate the number and variety of women who have worked in engineering across the UK. By creating and improving the Wikipedia entries of inspirational engineers you can help to really put them on the map!
Don’t worry if the idea of creating a whole new page sounds daunting. 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.
- 13:30-13:35 – Introduction and welcome
- 13:35-13:40 – About the WES Centenary Trail Project
- 13:40-14:40 – Getting started with Paul Wilkinson
- 14:45-14:50 – Comfort break
- 14:50-15:25 – Editing
- 15:25-15:30 – Summing up, evaluation and close
How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event
- Create a Wikipedia account
- Use a laptop – editing on mobile devices or tablets is cumbersome
- Read 10 Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia
- Think about what you would like to edit – please prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
Resources to help with writing
- Volumes 1-18 of The Woman Engineer journal (covering 1919 to 2014) are free online, along with an index of names.
- electrifyingwomen.org – a website for the project this editathon is part of
- magnificentwomen.co.uk – a website about women in engineering over the last 100 years
- britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk – subscription needed, free trail available
- vad.redcross.org.uk – free access to WWI voluntary personnel records
- ancestry.co.uk – subscription needed, 14 day free trial available
Participants - Sign Up Here!
Add your name by clicking edit source, typing ~~~~ below the last name in the edit window, and publishing the change with the blue button near the bottom of the screen.
- Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 10:24, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
- Paul W (talk) 11:05, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
- Johnbod (talk) 14:38, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
- Penny Richards (talk) 22:43, 23 June 2020 (UTC) (participating very remotely, from California)
- (Lajmmoore (talk) 06:30, 24 June 2020 (UTC)) I missed the eventbrite ticket link though :(
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