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2019 Atari Women
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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At a glance
StartJune 21, 2019 @ 1:00pm PT
EndSeptember 9, 2019 @ 3:45pm PT (when Grace Hopper recorded the "first computer bug" in 1947)
Official websitehttp://www.atariwomen.org/


Atari Women is part of [[1]] Women in Red

AtariWomen is a research project aimed at celebrating the hidden stories of women who made crucial engineering contributions to Atari games in the early 1970s and 1980s. According to media historians Nathan Ensmenger and Marie Hicks, women have been essential to the rise of computing in both US and UK; nevertheless, few women are known and many more are completely missing from computing narratives. The 1980s represent a crucial period of change for women’s participation in computing. Across the decade, images of the weird, brilliant, male computer hacker began to take hold of the media’s attention, showing up in storylines for major movies and popular accounts, but neglecting the important work of women in that process. We want to change this misrepresentation of women in the gaming industry by establishing their presence in the historical archives and on Wikipedia.

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The Atari Women Wikipedia edit-a-thon is an asynchronous initiative to create and update the Wikipedia pages for the underrepresented minorities who made important contributions to Atari games in the 1970s and 1980s. This virtual event begins Friday, June 21, 2019 and ends September 9, 2019, which marks the date when Grace Hopper found the first bug in a computer. In this period we hope to create Wikipedia pages for Atari Women who are not on Wikipedia, update the Wikipedia pages for Atari Women who already have profile, as well as identify additional people from underrepresented minorities who did important contributions to Atari games in the 1970s and 1980s. The event is asynchronous because we hope to engage people around the world to help re-establish the history of gaming. If you are considering joining and are not sure how, please do get in contact.


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  2. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:49, 20 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
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