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San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon!
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The San Francisco Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon was held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in San Francisco. Participants edited subjects about women's history and beyond. Workshops on copy-editing, article creation, and sourcing were also hosted. Both new and experienced editors participated.

Event details

Come meet your fellow editors and help improve Wikipedia articles related to women's history. Food and drinks will be provided (vegan/vegetarians welcome). 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, new editors, those who manage library and archive collections that relate to women's history or women's issues, those who want to learn how to edit or can teach others how, and anyone with an interest in women's history are particularly encouraged to attend.

Post-event meetup?

This event falls on St. Patrick's Day, therefore venues for happy hour might be tough to locate. If a volunteer wishes to take on the task by coordinating something, you are encouraged! But at this time, no specific plans have been made. (Feel free to update if an event is planned.)

What to bring

  • a laptop
  • 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
  • a friend - we love to meet new would-be-editors! (you can also bring your spouse, kids, family, etc.)
  • or, if you don't have any of the above, just bring yourself :-)
  • any digital photos you've taken that might be appropriate for our topic

Sign up

Feel free to mention if you'll be bringing a friend, or family member. Children are welcome. New editors are also welcome to signup for the event on our Eventbrite page.


(Simply click the edit button, add your name and hit save page. Or have a friend or Wikipedian sign you up!)

  1. Siko Bouterse
  2. Pete (talk)
  3. Kevin (talk)
  4. Asaf (talk) + partner
  5. Merrilee (talk)
  6. Karyn Gladstone (WMF) (talk) 01:44, 1 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Karen Sue KSRolph (talk) 04:13, 2 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Dee (talk) (Hoping to be there. Seems like a good chance to get some students involved!)
  9. Gayle (talk)
  10. P Segal – new to Wikipedia editor – published author – in need of laptop please – KS Rolph invitee!
    I believe I have one I can bring for you -- nothing fancy, but it'll do for 'pedia work! -Pete (talk)
  11. Robyn Duby – new to Wikipedia editor – KS Rolph invitee!
  12. Jami Mathewson
  13. Charlotte Can get there ~3 p.m.
  14. Harvey Grosser (talk)
  15. Shreyas P (talk)
  16. Stephen LaPorte (talk)
  17. Ptuziak (talk) 21:16, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Shannon
  19. TalkAbout (talk) + friend
  20. Steven Walling • talk
  21. Ari Lacenski
  22. Accedietalk to me – aka, Maryana :)
  23. Adria Richards (talk) worked on Microsoft Flight Simulator and won a Wikipedia tote bag!
  24. Ellen Daly
  25. Michelev (talk) 20:17, 16 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  26. Julie Chisholm
  27. Lisa Gruwell
  28. Angie Little (for part of the time)
  29. Patti
  30. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:54, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  31. ChesPal (talk) 18:01, 17 March 2012 (UTC) I'm a newbieReply[reply]
  32. Cupcakemuffin (talk) 22:25, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Children Attending - Please list age

  1. Karen Sue's son Charles - age 7
  2. Merrilee's daughter, age 5
  3. Michele's son, age 6
  4. Lisa Gruwell's daughter Aidann, age 7
  5. Your child's name and age here!

Maybe attending

  1. Deniz (talk) 01:26, 9 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. heather walls (talk) 06:47, 13 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Bay Area Native (talk) 07:32, 16 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Your name here!

Unable to attend, but do keep me informed about future meetups!

  1. SarahStierch (talk) 01:28, 2 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. --Davecampbell (talk) 22:15, 5 March 2012 (UTC) - will be marching with the Anti-Imperialist Contingent in the St. Patrick's Day ParadeReply[reply]
  3. Justinesherry (talk) 23:59, 6 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Algamicagrat (talk) 22:19, 9 March 2012 (UTC) -My parents won't let meReply[reply]
  5. --Stacey Doljack Borsody (talk) 18:11, 17 March 2012 (UTC) Wish it were Sunday!Reply[reply]
  6. Judy Tuan (talk) – Next time!!!
  7. Your name here!

Not wishing to be informed about future meetups

  1. Hopefully not your name here!


This event was lots of fun, and also very productive. We had over 40 people in the room editing on all sorts of topics. And as you can see, many editors had their first Wikipedia editing experience at this event!

Also, be sure to check out our reflection page on the event!

New accounts created

  1. Cupcakemuffin (talk) 20:41, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Robynduby (talk) 20:42, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Kelseykat1992 (talk) 20:43, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Ninasnanay (talk) 20:44, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Dogzoe (talk) 20:46, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Jenschaffner (talk) 20:47, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Theweekintro (talk) 21:21, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Keymoto159 (talk) 21:21, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Quirkify (talk)
  10. Ptuziak (talk)
  11. Mazarines (talk)
  12. Sebastianne13 (talk)

Articles improved

  1. Empowerment evaluation
  2. Nannie Aschenheim Reis
  3. National Institute of Science and Technology
  4. Women's Library and Information Centre Foundation
  5. Ruth Edmonds Hill
  6. Microsoft Flight Simulator
  7. Peggy Yu
  8. Aslı Perker
  9. Maria Badia i Cutchet
  10. Controlled burns
  11. CIA Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory
  12. Berkeley Student Food Collective
  13. Institute on Religion and Democracy
  14. Hmong women and childbirth practices
  15. Sexism
  16. Anglo-Saxon women
  17. Amina Mohamed
  18. Concubinage
  19. Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson
  20. Eilene Galloway
  21. Barbara Morgan (photographer)
  22. Irina Ratushinskaya

New articles created

  1. Beatrice Morrow Cannady, founder of The Advocate (Portland, Oregon) (first black newspaper in Portland, Oregon)
  2. Elizabeth Timothy, first female newspaper publisher in America
  3. Mount Solomons
  4. Vera Nikolaevna Maslennikova
  5. Eva McDonald Valesh
  6. Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act
  7. The fair triumvirate of wit, a group of 18th century women authors
  8. Mary Gardiner, researched at Edit-a-thon, completed that evening
  9. Margaret Naumburg, founder of Art therapy
  10. Dorie Greenspan, cookbook author
  11. Amish dolls


See also: Commons:Category:Women's History Month edit-a-thon at WMF, March 2012