Wikipedia:GLAM/Women in Tech Edit-a-Thon Brussels 2018

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Editing during the Women in Tech edit-a-thon

On Saturday 13 October 2018 the Women in Tech Edit-a-Thon is organised in Brussels by BeCentral and Wikimedia Belgium. During this Wikipedia writing session (edit-a-thon) participants are invited to write about women in the technology sector, as they are less well described.

To know which top 50 women should have an article, we used the list with the top 50 women of Forbes at:


What's the schedule?

  • 9h30 – 10h00: Registrations
  • 10h00 -11h00: Tutorial on how to edit wikipedia
  • 10h30 - 12h30: Documenting

Lunch Break

  • 13h30 - 16h30: Documenting
  • 16h30 - 18h00: Closing session and networking drinks.

Handy links[edit]


The (simplified) guidelines on Wikipedia, resting on the five pillars, include:


  • Use references to source facts in your article.
  • Sign your messages in talk pages with ~~~~. The software of Wikipedia automatically converts this in your linked user name and date and time, so other users know who wrote what when.

New on Wikipedia?[edit]

First: welcome to Wikipedia!

Before you start writing, please keep the following thoughts in mind:

  • add to Wikipedia only knowledge that is suitable for an encyclopedia
  • add only material that is available under a free license or describe knowledge in your own words
  • describe the knowledge from a neutral point of view
  • add references and sources where the information can be found
  • do not write about your own organisation nor about yourself, a family member or your boss
  • do not describe new theories, new insights that have not been published widely
  • look at comparable subjects as examples of how it is done
  • use headers to structure an article
  • use internal links (links to other articles on Wikipedia in that language)
  • do not use links inline in the text, but only as reference or at the bottom of a page
  • avoid qualifications like "the best", "the most", "great" and write time specific (not: "last year", "coming month", etc., but: "on 10 April 2016")

Please start writing in your sandbox. The link to your personal sandbox you can find on top of every page (if you are logged in).



  • BeCentral
  • Romaine - Wikimedia Belgium



Other upcoming events[edit]

The Women in Tech Edit-a-Thon has resulted in the start of the Wiki Club Brussels, biweekly meetups to edit Wikipedia articles, ask questions and get some help.