Wikipedia:GLAM/Women in Tech Edit-a-Thon Brussels 2018
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.
|“||Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world. But did you know that only 17% of wikipedia’s bios were about women? Part of the reason is simple: more than 80% of Wikipedia contributors are...men.
Take an example: the computer programmers category lists 180 profiles, of whom fewer than 10 are women. But history hasn’t been documented well: a lot of women have contributed to shaping the internet as we know it today.
On 13 October 2018, BeCentral will be hosting a full day edit-a-thon to document Wikipedia with Women in Technology.
To know which top 50 women should have an article, we used the list with the top 50 women of Forbes at: https://www.forbes.com/top-tech-women-europe/list/
What's the schedule?
- 9h30 – 10h00: Registrations
- 10h00 -11h00: Tutorial on how to edit wikipedia
- 10h30 - 12h30: Documenting
- 13h30 - 16h30: Documenting
- 16h30 - 18h00: Closing session and networking drinks.
- Cheatsheet with basic wikisyntax
- Annotated article
- Sandbox - generic page where you can test and try
- Your personal sandbox (only when you are logged in)
- File:Editing Wikipedia brochure EN.pdf
The (simplified) guidelines on Wikipedia, resting on the five pillars, include:
- Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, the content that you add must fit in an encyclopedia.
- Write in a neutral point of view.
- All content added must be free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute. (copyrights)
- 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?
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).
- Romaine - Wikimedia Belgium
- Francesca Bria (new article)
- Phedra Clouner (new article)
- sv:Åsa Zetterberg (new article)
- sv:Lyndsey Scott (new article)
- Saskia Van Uffelen (new article)
Other upcoming events
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.