You're invited to the Interference Archive for an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 6, 2016!
Join us to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for beginners, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments.
- Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
- Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- We'll start with a brief training session for new contributors, but come anytime! We'll have people available to help out and answer questions the whole time.
Who should come
Everyone interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of women and the arts.
No experience editing Wikipedia is required! In fact, one of the best things about this kind of event is the number of people contributing to Wikipedia who would not otherwise be doing so and having an opportunity to learn as a community. Experienced Wikipedians will be around to help out, and we'll be starting the edit-a-thon with a brief tutorial to cover the basics.
What you should bring
- Technology: Please remember to bring a laptop! We are unable to provide computers for you to use, but there will be plenty of outlets and fast wifi.
- Cost: Free
- Food: Provided (but please remember to RSVP by adding your name to the list below so we make sure to have enough)
- Childcare: Available, but requires RSVP. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 2, 2016.
- Nora Almeida is a librarian, volunteer at Interference Archive, and aspiring Wikipedian. Napplicable (talk)
- Jen Hoyer is one of the core volunteers at Interference Archive. As a librarian, Jen's experience spans work in public libraries, school libraries, and special libraries in Canada. She currently works at Artstor in New York, alongside her volunteer time at Interference Archive. The highlight of her existence thus far has been petting a wild penguin while drinking coffee in a friend's backyard.
- Ryan McGrady is a Wikipedian, PhD candidate at NCSU, and works with the Wiki Education Foundation (but will be at the edit-a-thon in a volunteer capacity as Wikipedia
nerd enthusiast). Rhododendrites (talk)
Research shows that only 8.5-16% of Wikipedia editors are women. The reasons aren't quite clear, but the effect is that the world's most popular source of information is lacking coverage of women and topics important to women. Let's change that.
To learn more about Wikipedia's gender gap, see the Resources tab.
For more information about the Art+Feminism campaign, see Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism or Art.plusFeminism.org.
Where to get help?
There will be experienced Wikipedians at the edit-a-thon to help, but we have also collected some resources that you can access through the Resources tab at the top of this page. If you have other questions, please reach out to one of the organizers.
What to work on?
Some people come to edit-a-thons with a list of ideas for topics to write about. Many people do not, or find that the topics they intended to write about are already covered on Wikipedia. We've collected a list of possible articles to write which you can find in the Tasks tab at the top of this page. The list is based in part on curated materials from the Interference Archive collections, and you're welcome to look through the other content on hand to look for source material or inspiration.
Remember that Wikipedia is a collaborative project! If you only have time to write a few sentences, do some copyediting, or add some citations, that's still a big help. It makes an improvement and gets the ball rolling for someone else to pick up where you left off. You can also keep working on it later, when you get home, or on your next trip to the Interference Archive, if you want. This event is just as much about communal learning and celebrating art and feminism as it is about adding content to Wikipedia.
What happens next?
Please remember to sign in by adding your name to the Registration/Sign in list above. That will help us to measure results of the event. We will gather a list of added content on the Outcomes page.
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