Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/ArtAndFeminism 2015

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MassArt Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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When and Where
Time11 - 5 pm
Address621 Huntington ave [1]
City, StateBoston, Massachusetts

Event information

  • Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015
  • Time: 11am-5pm
  • Location: Morton R Godine Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
  • General Info Parking in the MassArt area can be difficult, so please consider taking public transportation. MassArt is between the Museum of Fine Arts and Longwood Medical stops on the Green E line. I recommend the MFA parking garage for anyone who is driving into the city. There will be heavy snacks and drinks on site. If you have dietary restrictions you may want to bring your own snack.
  • RSVP by signing your username below! If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to add your signature.
  • What to Bring: Attendees feel free to bring your own laptops and power cords. There will be online public access computers labs.
  • Address: 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
  • Our Facebook Event Page
  • Hosts: Gabrielle Reed

The Library is located on the 12th floor of the tower building. You will have to sign in with our security guard at the entrance of the tower building


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Please add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row). If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day-of.

  1. Voltaireloving (talk) 20:28, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. AmandaRR123 (talk) 21:56, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. Ricardo De Lima (talk) 20:08, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  4. RachelleHC (talk) 16:04, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. MabeltheMaker (talk) 01:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  6. KMaciak (talk) 17:07, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  7. Chopehill (talk) 16:10, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  8. Lucymay6 (talk) 17:21, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  9. Orbitjane (talk) 17:23, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  10. RachelBlibrarian (talk) 17:26, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  11. Lharrin (talk) 18:16, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  12. Nita_nomad (talk) 19:16, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  13. Smabey (talk) 20:32, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  14. Girona7 (talk) 20:49, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  15. Katie Riel
  16. Mollie Tobin

List of articles to edit

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon.

Articles in Sandbox

Resources for Editing

Introduction: The Gender Gap: Review of the stats and theory

  • What is the Gender bias on Wikipedia?
  • What are the current statistics? Surveys have indicated that a distinct minority—depending on which study you look at, between approximately 8.5 and 16 percent—of Wikipedia editors are women.[1][2]
  • What is Wikipedia 'culture' and how do we confront systematic bias on Wikipedia while being sensitive to the current, active, communities on Wikipedia?

A brief tour

Mary Shelley

  • Basic article structure: lead section, infobox, body, see also, references, external links, categories, navboxes
  • Links in the header bar: Article, Edit, View history, Talk
  • References and sourcing (verifiability)
  • Internal links
  • Neutrality

Wikipedia's structure:

  • Help: and User: namespaces.
  • WikiProjects and the Teahouse.

Jump in

  • Create your account, user, talk, and sandbox pages. Note the watchlist function.
  • Sign in at the event page.
  • Leave a message for me, or another participant, on our talk pages -- remember to sign your messages!
  • Create sections, citations, and link to the Wikipedia Cheatsheet

Basic Rules

  1. Wikipedia:Neutral point of view---> conflicts of interest—if you think you have a COI, don’t create the article, post that someone else should create it on a related talk page.
  2. Wikipedia:Verifiability and WP:No original research
  3. Wikipedia:Notability
  • What constitutes an authoritative source?

List of Articles Worked On


  1. ^ Statistics based on Wikimedia Foundation Wikipedia editor surveys 2011 (Nov. 2010-April 2011) and November 2011 (April - October 2011)
  2. ^ Hill, Benjamin Mako; Shaw, Aaron; Sánchez, Angel (26 June 2013). "The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited: Characterizing Survey Response Bias with Propensity Score Estimation". PLoS ONE. 8 (6): e65782. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065782.