Wikipedia:Meetup/Ireland wikiwomenIE 2017
|Who are the Missing Women on Wikipedia?|
|At NUI Galway, and supported by the Wikimedia Community Ireland, we are proposing to host an editathon in the week of International Women’s Day, on Thursday 9th March 2017. The event will take place in the Alice Perry Engineering Building at NUI, Galway.
The aim is to add overlooked women and women’s work to Wikipedia. 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!
|When and Where|
|Date:||Thursday, 9 March, 2017|
|Time:||10:30 am - 3:30 pm|
Engineering Lab G0046 |
Alice Perry Engineering building
Wikipedia is the world’s sixth most popular website, but it has a gender problem.
More than 90% of Wikipedia’s editors are male, and content suffers from the bias of its editors.
Some Wikipedia editors are taking matters into their own hands, and “editathons” have been organised around the world to encourage people to come together, learn how to edit articles and contribute content on people and topics that have been ignored.
At NUI Galway, and supported by the Wikimedia Community Ireland, we are proposing to host an editathon in the week of International Women’s Day, in March 2017. The aim is to add overlooked women and women’s work to Wikipedia.
Do you have a suggestion for a missing woman on Wikipedia? Help us build our list of suggestions by either adding it here as a comment, or by tweeting about it and adding the two hashtags of the event: #Wikipedia and #WikiWomenIE
We all know that anybody in the world can edit Wikipedia, adding new articles, expanding existing ones, correcting facts and getting involved in the discussion behind some Wikipedia articles. But have YOU done it? If you did it already, come and share your knowledge with us. If you didn’t, come and learn with us.
On the day, we’ll have experienced wikipedians from the Wikimedia Community Ireland- to guide our steps.
All are welcome, no editing experience is necessary and the event is free.
This event is being organised by Sharon Flynn, Assistant Director at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at NUI Galway, and Rachel Hilliard, Chair of the NUI Galway Women's Network, with support from Wikimedia Community Ireland.
- Date: Thursday, 9th March, 2017
- Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. Drop in anytime.
- Lunch: will be available.
- Editing Workshops: At 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. No previous experience necessary!
- Location: Engineering Lab G0046, Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway. See building 21 on this campus map.
- Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. Students, staff and visitors to the University are all welcome.
- How do I sign up? Create a Wikipedia account in advance of the day and add your name to the list below, or sign up on this Eventbrite page.
- Do I need a laptop? A laptop is not necessary, since we'll be in a computer lab. But you are welcome to bring one if you prefer.
- Hashtag: #WikiWomenIE
For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.
How to Prepare
- 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 have made at least one edit, please sign your name below using the signature tool or using ~~~~
- Sharonlflynn (talk) 10:11, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
- Smirkybec (talk) 13:59, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
- Smcq (talk) 11:22, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
Attendees (in person)
Please Sign your name below using the signature tool or using ~~~~
- Rachelhilliard (talk) 15:50, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
- ProfShmoo (talk) 22:47, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
- KrisMeen (talk) 10:33, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
- Smcq (talk) 20:37, 6 March 2017 (UTC)smcq
- Eilz2000 (talk) 16:29, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
- Maudalice (talk) 10:45, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- SiobhGalway (talk) 10:46, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- IainMacL (talk) 10:57, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- Fluffaloduffy (talk) 11:06, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- Iamtelltales (talk) 11:18, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- Anne Marie Power (talk) 11:28, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- AndreaFitzpatrick (talk) 11:36, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- Sineadglynnobrien (talk) 11:53, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- Fikearney (talk) 14:16, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- Niall Madden (talk) 14:21, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- Tighnasi (talk) 14:52, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
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 # ~~~~
Articles that are short and need expansion
- Francoise Henry
- Phyllis Clinch
- Anne Crookshank, Academic who developed Trinity history of Irish art department
- Jocelyne François
- Susanna Meredith
- Mary O’Malley, Lyric Theatre
- Mary O'Malley (poet)
Suggestions for new articles
- Eleanor Knott, early Irish scholar and academic
- Annie Massy, Irish Scientist and researcher
- Christine Maggs, Botanist
- Jane Grimson, Engineer
- Muriel Mary MacSwiney, political activist
- Margaret Palmer, suffragette
- Margaret Murphy, suffragette (will need disambiguation)
- Jane Murphy, suffragette
- Florence Hobson, first womna architect in Ireland
- Veronica Steele, cheesemaker
- Leslie Owen, Academic and Linguist (will need disambiguation)
- Mary D'Alton, chair Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbia University and NUIG graduate
- Rena Dardis, publisher
- Síle Ní Chinnéide, NUIG path-breaking woman
- Margaret Heavey, NUIG path-breaking woman
- Lorna Reynolds, NUIG path-breaking woman
- Siobhán Vernon, mathematician and academic
- Mary Rynne, Abbey playwright and author
- Agnes Perry, academic and mathematician
- Florence Armstrong, pioneer of multi-denominational eduction in Ireland, added to Dictionary of Irish Biography, Dec 2016
- Frances Moffett
If you are an experienced Wikipedian and are interested in helping please sign up below with 4 tildas.
The following pages were created or expanded upon as a result of this event:
- Francoise Henry, citations and references added
- Anne Crookshank, citations and references added
- Annie Massy, article expanded
- Christine Maggs, article created
- Cynthia Longfield, article expanded
- Margaret Heavey, article created
- Mary O'Malley (poet), article expanded
- Veronica Steele, article created
- Susanna Meredith, article expanded
- Aine Ceannt, in draft
- Siobhán Vernon, article created
- Alice Perry, article updated and expanded
- Jane Grimson, article created
In addition, two images were created and uploaded to the Commons.