Wikipedia:Meetup/Durham, NC/Women at Duke 2015

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Visiting with Washington Duke (1900s)

Women at Duke Edit-a-thon[edit]

Please join us for an opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. This event is part of a worldwide movement to increase the percentage of women editors and woman-focused articles within Wikipedia. Bring your laptop if you have one, or use one of ours. You can also participate from anywhere in the world! Co-sponsored with the Duke Women's Center and Duke University Archives. Lunch will be provided!

Want to get a head start before the event? Here's a link to the slideshow presentation we'll be starting with!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10am-2 pm


The The Edge Workshop Room Bostock Library, First Floor (map)


To increase the number of pages on Wikipedia about the history and roles of women at Duke and to help close the Wikipedia Gender Gap

What to Bring[edit]

A laptop if you can! There will also be a few laptops available to use. Please create a Wikipedia account in advance. (Too many sign ups from the same domain in a short period of time results in a lockout from creating new accounts.) If you have research materials you want to use, bring those as well. If you are interested in adopting one of the women or topics listed below, please make a notation and we'll try to bring some background material for you. Otherwise, just bring yourself and your enthusiasm!

Getting started[edit]

Want to get a head start? You can:

  • Create an account and set up a user page
    • You’ll be able to edit Wikipedia without creating an account, but you must be signed in to create articles
    • Wikipedia has a limit on the number of accounts that can be created in a day at one IP address; help us avoid blocks by creating your account early!
  • Read about Wikipedia’s core content policies and five pillars
  • Learn about wiki markup
  • Check out the Wikipedia resources below for information on editing and article creation
  • Practice edits

Or just wait for the event, and we’ll walk you through it!

Wikipedia Resources[edit]

Possible Topics[edit]

Articles to Create[edit]

Articles to Edit[edit]

Check out this list of notable alums to see if there's an entry you'd like to expand on!


(sign up by editing the page and entering four tildes ~. This will automatically put in your username.)





Create or edit an article? List it here!

Other Local Edit-a-thons![edit]

Some other Edit-a-thons going on soon in our area! Be sure to check them out!

Meetups at UNC-Chapel Hill[edit]

Meetups at Duke University and Durham[edit]