Wikipedia:Meetup/Ireland WITS Women in STEM Editathon June 2015

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WITS Irish Women in STEM on Wikipedia! You are invited!
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The WITS Irish Women in STEM on Wikipedia will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Science Gallery from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join us! We will copyedit, source, and write articles and can teach you how to do these things too! Bring a friend -- come one, come all!

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Many scholars and policy makers have noted that women have historically been underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths. This marginalization is also evident on Wikipedia. Articles on Irish women in STEM are particularly deficient. You can help! Join us at our Women in STEM edit-a-thon, hosted by WITS on 4 June to learn how to write and improve articles on Wikipedia. We can do it! Wikimedia Ireland Community are running a workshop on Wikipedia editing on 4th June from 4-8pm in the Science Gallery.

Participants are welcome to drop in, or stay for the four hours, experienced Wikipedia editors will be on hand to get you started with your first few edits or helping you improve your skills. Previous events have seen the publication of articles of women that were previously unrepresented like Matilda Cullen Knowles, Alice Perry and Maude Delap. Rebecca O'Neill will be lead trainer.

All were welcome, no editing experience is necessary and the event is free.

How to Prepare[edit]

  1. CREATE A WIKIPEDIA ACCOUNT (if you don't already have one)

Please set up an account before the event if at all possible. Very few details are needed: a Username, password, and we recommend giving your email, if only to be reminded of your password when you forget it. The short Wikipedia:Tutorial/Registration explains why this is a good idea.

If you like, you can also learn a little about editing ahead of time here: w:en:Wikipedia:Tutorial, or see Getting started on Wikipedia for more information

To participate you will need to bring along a laptop or tablet, WIFI will be provided.


If you have made at least one edit, please sign your name below using the signature tool or using ~~~~

Attendees (in person)[edit]

Please Sign your name below using the signature tool or using ~~~~

  1. Smirkybec (talk) 23:18, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
  2. Sameichel (talk) 17:31, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
  3. Marionpalmer (talk) 15:21, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  4. Vickytwomeylee (talk) 15:23, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  5. Clarkee8 (talk) 15:31, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  6. Anninireland (talk) 15:39, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  7. Ainecc (talk) 18:51, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  8. Courtns (talk) 18:53, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Online participants[edit]

Online participants from anywhere are very welcome, whether experienced or not. For a basic editing tutorial see Wikipedia:Tutorial, and Wikipedia:Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia is short, and full of good advice. Or try this one - four modules, taking one hour it says. Online participants who can't join us in person are welcome to list themselves below with # ~~~~

  1. Bogger (talk) 14:08, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  2. gobonobo + c 03:10, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Suggested articles[edit]

Articles worked on[edit]

Articles indentified of Irish Women in STEM[edit]

Disability access[edit]

  • step free access yes
  • wheelchair access yes

Women in STEM resources[edit]

  • Please feel free to bring along some of books so that there will be a variety of reference books.

Note: Wikipedia pages that include lists of important women are all missing plenty of key people, so feel free to add to those lists

Lists on Wikipedia
External resources