Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women in Arts and Tech

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Smithsonian American Art Museum viewed from G St. NW, Washington DC
Editors at the Women in Tech Edit-a-thon hosted by the Tech Lady Mafia, April 2015
Previous Wikipedia Editathon in the museum's MacMillan Education Center
April 2015 STEM Editathon with Tech Lady Mafia
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We will get together to improve content related to women, arts, and technology. Beginners are welcome! Wikipedia training will be provided. And while this event is focused on encouraging women to edit Wikipedia, people of all genders are welcome.

Hosted at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), and organized by SAAM, Tech LadyMafia, and Wikimedia DC. Join the conversation on social media at #TechLadiesWiki.

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  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 at SAAM
  • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

NOTE: the museum does not open to the public until 11:30 a.m. Those wishing to gain access for the 10:15 a.m. behind-the-scenes tour MUST RSVP in advance, and arrive promptly at 10:00. If the tour has already departed, latecomers may have to wait until 11:30 a.m. to enter.

What to bring[edit]

  • A laptop (tablets can work, but the editing experience is much easier with a keyboard)
  • Any research resources you would like to refer to.
  • You're welcome to bring your camera and take pictures!


Time Activity Location
10:00 a.m. Check-in at the 8th & G Streets NW entrance Entrance, SAAM
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Exclusive, behind-the-scenes curator-led tour of SAAM exhibition Watch This! Revelations in Media Art 3rd floor, SAAM
11:30 a.m. Introduction to Editing Wikipedia MacMillan Education Center, SAAM
1:00 p.m. Lunch, generously provided by Wikimedia DC MacMillan Education Center, SAAM
5:00 p.m. End


  • MacMillan Education Center in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, located at 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC 20004 (the building that is shared with the National Portrait Gallery).
    • WMATA Metrorail stops:
      • Gallery Place/Chinatown (green/yellow/red lines): from the 9th & G entrance, the Museum is right outside
      • Metro Center (red/orange/blue/silver lines): use 11th & G exit, walk two blocks east on G, and the Museum will be on your right.
    • Bus: Take the DC Circulator or any of the following WMATA bus lines to the Museum: 42, 64, 70, 74, 80, D6, P6, S2, S4, X2
    • See also: WMATA trip planner (mobile version)
  • If arriving after the museum opens at 11:30 a.m., ask information desk or the security officers to direct you to the MacMillan Education Center. It is at the west end of the building, closer to the F Street entrance, near the hallway with the "Experience America" and Folk Art galleries.


NOTE: Childcare registration closed Wednesday 7/22 – there were no sign-ups, so there will be no on-site childcare, BUT, through a partnership between Wikimedia DC and and Urban Sitter, we're pleased to offer a promotion for at-home childcare through Urban Sitter: Use these two codes when you book your first sitter to get a free month AND $30 in babysitting credit, *plus* Urban Sitter will donate $20 to Wikimedia DC. Codes: BYWIKIMEDIADC and VIPDC15 Link:

Sign up![edit]

This event is open to up to 45 in-person participants, and an unlimited number of remote participants, of all Wikipedia experience levels, from beginner to expert. Due to tour and room capacity, prior registration is required. To register, please write your username below, or send an email to snyders [at]

I'll be there in person![edit]

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  8. ReginaLamRL (talk) 16:41, 16 July 2015 (UTC) (arriving after 11am)Reply[reply]
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  15. Kathleen Brown (username: kaybdc)
  16. Katie B. (username: MuseumKate)
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  24. Uncommon fritillary (talk) 13:47, 24 July 2015 (UTC) (arriving after lunch, probably)Reply[reply]
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I'll be attending virtually![edit]

Sign up here and connect with us using #TechLadiesWiki. Tip: Gather in local groups – it's easier and more fun to edit with other people!

(Not going to livestream the training b/c we don't have any remote signups.)


(Add your name here.) If you can't make it in person or even remotely, you can still help by sharing the info with your friends and colleagues, and/or helping flesh out the To-do list!


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To-do list[edit]


Feel free to add your own!

Media Artists in the "Watch This!" Exhibition (men & women)[edit]

(Sources for all: *Watch this! exhibition online and wall text/labels, as well as articles: WaPo, SI Mag)

Notable Women (artists, scientists, technologists, etc.)[edit]


On Media Art and artists in SAAM:



  1. Flower (video game) - expanded
  2. Sheila Heti bibliography expanded
  3. Emily Gould bibliography added
  4. Chris Kraus (American writer) add infobox, bibliography
  5. Eve Sussman add infobox, added info about works included in SAAM exhibition, added photo of whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir
  6. Louise Nevelson citation URL corrected
  7. LTTR added categories
  8. Sadie Benning expanded
  9. Patty Stonesifer expanded
  10. Lea Lublin expanded
  11. Takeshi Murata created (later appeared on WP:DYK)
  12. Amparo Moraleda Martínez created/translated
  13. Kellee Santiago Video Game Credit citations started in Sandbox
  14. Barbara Grant Created
  15. Gwynne Shotwell Expanded
  16. Semiotics of the Kitchen grammatical tweaks, quote tweaks, added sentence to description with citation; add infobox
  17. Romy Achituv Created and included several references
  18. Camille Utterback Added citations, expanded, added quote by artist
  19. Dwinell Grant created, expanded