Wikipedia:Meetup/FemTech Edit-a-thon

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Event details[edit]

  • Date: Friday October 26, 2012
  • Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Albrecht Auditorium, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles
  • Event: An edit-a-thon! Learn how to contribute to Wikipedia and collaborate with others to write about feminism!
  • Hashtag: The Twitter and social hashtag is:
  • Facebook event: Sign up on Facebook here

The event will begin with a roundtable on feminist, anti-racist approaches to technology featuring Liz Losh, Lisa Parks, Lisa Cartwright, Kavita Philip, Anne Balsamo and Alex Juhasz (at UCSD, UCSB, UCSD, UCI, New School, and Pitzer College, respectively).

Food and drinks will be provided. Don't know how to edit Wikipedia? That's ok, friendly, experienced editors will be here to help!

Everyone is welcome to come edit Wikipedia with us at this event. Women, men, new editors, professors, students, archivists and librarians who have resources to share, those who want to learn how to edit or can teach others how, and anyone with an interest having a great time & editing collaboratively are encouraged to attend!!

What to bring[edit]

  • ideas for topics or articles you might want to work on (though suggestions will be provided for those just looking to be put to work)
  • any relevant reference materials you might have
  • or, if you don't have any of the above, just bring yourself :-)
  • any digital photos you've taken that you would like to use on Wikipedia

Sign up[edit]


  1. Wadewitz (talk)
  2. Kavita [Intro to Feminist, Anti-racist science & technology studies
  3. Monika

Might attend[edit]

  1. alafarge
  2. Your name here!
  3. Your name here!

Cannot attend[edit]

  1. Hopefully not your name here!
  2. I wish!! SarahStierch (talk) 23:26, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
  3. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 02:39, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
  4. PKM (talk) 18:59, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
  5. Wish I could be there!! bummed I can't make it. AnnBLea (talk) 19:35, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Articles to improve and to create[edit]

(Details and references to use in future editing are listed after entries as comments and/or reference links)

Living People" biographical articles to improve (Feminist theory, Science Studies, and STS)[edit]

  • Karen Barad - page cited for biographical review; it is heavy on her theoretical contributions, needs more biographical detail
  • Sandra Bartky - page is a stub; could use details on her theoretical contributions in phenomenology, list of publications, such as details on her contributions the feminist journal Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy[1]
  • Susan Bordo - article has multiple issues, needs secondary source citations
  • Rosemarie Buikema[[10]] - page is a stub in Dutch; could be expanded and also translated for non-Dutch readers
  • Judith Butler - article needs additional citations for verification of content in marked sections; list of publications is incomplete
  • Drucilla Cornell - update categories and sections to explicitly reflect her contributions to feminist theory
  • Teresa de Lauretis - missing citations; interlink to other topically relevant pages
  • Evelyn Fox Keller - "This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources."
  • Emily Martin - "This article has multiple issues."
  • Angie Chabram-Dernersesian - "This article reads more like a story than an encyclopedia entry."
  • Catherine Opie - "too autobiographical"

"Living People" biographical articles to consider creating (Feminist Science Studies and STS)[edit]

Biographical articles of historical persons to improve:[edit]

Topical articles to improve (Feminist Science Studies and STS)[edit]

Topical articles to create (Feminist Science Studies and STS)[edit]


  • Intense discussion about the role of feminists vis-a-vis Wikipedia
  • Role of educators vis-a-vis Wikipedia
  • New professors recruited to teach with Wikipedia
  • Session to edit planned for the future
  • Several informational sessions on Wikipedia set up at other institutions


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