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Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon, Part III will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. We look forward to seeing you there!

She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon, Part III[edit]

She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon III will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Smithsonian Archives. This edit-a-thon will provide Wikipedians with an overview on the history of women in science with our research fellow, Marcel LaFollette, a behind-the-scenes tour with Smithsonian archivists, and access to Archives' papers for article creation. Lunch and coffee will be provided due to a generous grant from Wikimedia DC!

When
  • Friday, March 27, 2015
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where
Schedule
  • 10:00-10:05 - Welcome
  • 10:05-10:15 - Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette: History of Women in Science presentation (also via Google Hangout for remote attendees) Read a recent article where LaFollette was cited on media portrayals of female scientists. Presentation Here (first link at top)
  • 10:15-10:45 - Archives Tour (also via Google Hangout for remote attendees)
  • 10:45-11:00 - Break
  • 11:00-11:30 Wikipedia training (also via Google Hangout for remote attendees)
  • 11:30-4:00 - Editing + Lunch (via Etherpad)
What

This meetup, a celebration of Women's History Month and women in science at the Smithsonian, will be an opportunity for Wikipedians of all experience levels to work together and independently to document content related to women in science who are related to the Smithsonian Institution. This will range from naturalists to zoologists, botanists to paleontologists. (No one is limited to these subjects, of course)

  • Check out this to-do list of article suggestions, handpicked by Smithsonian Archives staff: Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 30/To-do list
  • Resources from the Smithsonian Archives will be utilized, offline and online.
  • Contribute to existing articles or write new articles in whatever language.
  • Help your fellow contributors out - lend a hand when needed and help out new editors!
  • Even if you don't feel like writing about women in science, we welcome you to come.
  • Participants must be in good standing in the Wikimedia community.
What to bring
  • A laptop
  • A government issued ID
  • Any resources you have related to women in science
  • You're welcome to bring your camera and take pictures
  • A Wikipedia user name and login

This will be a great chance to bring a friend and share with them your love for editing. Wikipedians of all experience levels welcome. We have 15 slots available for in-person participation, and unlimited slots for remote participation. A special invitation will go out to Smithsonian's digital volunteers in the Transcription Center who have been doing a lot of work on women in science.

Sign up[edit]

Yes, I'll be there in person! (15 person limit. Please note your skill level at Wikipedia editing.)[edit]

  1. --Digitaleffie (Medium Wiki Skills) (talk) 16:28, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. --DinaHerbert (talk) 13:04, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. -- DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 19:35, 13 March 2015 (UTC) Experienced Wikipedian. Account creator if needed.
  4. -- Astro_Erin (talk) 02:38, 20 March 2015 (UTC) Beginner-ish, but can totes Google!, Maintainer of Women in Planetary Science Pinterest
  5. -- Duckduckstop (talk) 15:19, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
  6. --Riccaferr (Almost intermediate skills) (talk)
  7. --Djembayz (talk) 22:18, 23 March 2015 (UTC) Experienced Wikipedian. Account creator if needed.
  8. --Uncommon fritillary (talk) 14:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC) Semi-experienced Wikipedian
  9. --Meghaninmotion (talk) 14:44, 24 March 2015 (UTC) semi-experienced Wikipedian - will be working to wikilink, categorize, & connect articles
  10. --Dmmcauli (talk) 14:00, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
  11. --sjcully (talk) 19:00, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
  12. -- alisonjo2786 (talk) 17:11, 26 March 2015 (UTC) long-time/first-time :) I'll be there to learn and gain some experience for the first couple of hours, can't stay all day.
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Yes, I'll be there online and in spirit![edit]

  1. --Ambrosia10 (talk) 22:50, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. --KLindblom KLindblom (talk) 17:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. --Penny Richards (talk) 14:56, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. --WikiTrustE (talk) 22:55, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Unable to attend, but wish to be informed about future meetups[edit]

  1. -- Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 22:29, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Not wishing to be informed about future meetups[edit]

Note: the best way to stop notifications is to remove your name from this page: Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Invite/List.

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Articles and content to work on[edit]

Resources[edit]

Smithsonian websites, library catalogs, & databases[edit]

"No Known Copyright Restrictions" Image Template for Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Most SIA images can use the "no known copyright restrictions" status. Please copy the template from this image.

Wikipedia Resources[edit]

Women in Science Resources[edit]

  • Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey (1993). Women in Science: Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century. MIT Press.
  • Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey (2000). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the mid-20th Century. New York: Routledge. .
  • Rossiter, Margaret W. (1982). Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Rossiter, Margaret W. (1995). Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action 1940–1972. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Rossiter, Margaret W. (2012). Women Scientists in America: Forging a New World Since 1972, JHU Press.

Help after the event[edit]

About the Smithsonian Archives[edit]

http://siarchives.si.edu/about

Results and outcomes[edit]

  • Add more

Article creation[edit]

New articles
Updated articles
Uploaded media