Wikipedia:University of Derby/Events and Workshops/International Women's Day Wikipedia editathon
International Women's Day edit-a-thon
Thursday, 8 March 2018, 10am to 4pm
Venue: The Academy Bar, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
- 1 International Women's Day edit-a-thon
- 1.1 Refreshments etc
- 1.2 Parking
- 1.3 What will we do?
- 1.4 Programme for Thursday 8 March
- 1.5 What should I bring?
- 1.6 Sign up!
- 1.7 Derbyshire women
- 1.8 Outcomes from the day
The University of Derby Library is organising its first Wikipedia edit-a-thon! In honour of International Women's Day, we will be contributing to the Wikipedia Women in Red project's list of missing articles (see below). Women in Red are volunteers who are trying to fix the gendergap as currently the 1.5 million biographies on Wikipedia contain only 17.4% that are about women (in English. Similar problems exist in other languages.)
It's free to anyone - Just drop in during the day - Sign up (below) if you want to indicate you'll definitely be coming.
Vouchers will be provided to the first 25 participants for a free coffee or drink from Blends or the Academy Bar. Otherwise, well, we are in a bar! NB: Alcohol consumption is not required, however!
Wikimedia UK will be providing a limited range of t-shirts and badges etc for early birds.
Limited parking is available in the pay-and-display student car park (It's limited because it's term-time). There are UniBuses from Derby that everyone can use, and there's bicycle parking, too. (See here for full details). Google map: here
What will we do?
Our goals for the day will be: (details to be finalised by event organiser)
- To get newcomers started with their own user account for editing
- To encourage attendees to select one of the numerous women who don't yet have an article about them on Wikipedia. Find one that interests you to start researching and working on. See the full list here
- to be confirmed
Of course, if you have other topics you'd prefer to work on, we'll still have experienced helpers on hand to assist you.
Come just for half an hour - or stay the full day - and learn how to contribute to the world's greatest encyclopaedia! We can help you create an account, though it's far better to create one here before you arrive.
By the end of the day, beginners will have started down the road of becoming Wikipedia editors. You'll know how to make changes, and to support each fact you add with a good reference (citation). You'll take away a handy guide on the next steps in editing Wikipedia page, as well as showing you how to get further help should you need it.
Programme for Thursday 8 March
- 10am - 10:15am: Coffee and Tea (vouchers for the first 25 attendees)
- 10:15 am – 10:30 am: Housekeeping and welcome from Caroline Ball, Subject Librarian, and Catherine Shipley, Study Skills
- 10:30 am – 11:30am: Wikipedia training
- 11:45am – 12:30 pm: EDIT!
- 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch break and/or further editing
- 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Housekeeping and Welcome
- 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Wikipedia training
- 2:30 pm - 3:45pm: EDIT!
- 3:45pm - 4:00 pm: Publish new content to Wikipedia and close of event.
Note: this is a rough outline only. As many people often drop in just for an hour or so, we'll have people here to help anyone at any time of the day.
What should I bring?
- a laptop if you have one (and charger if you're staying all day)
- your Wikipedia login details (we can create a free account for you, but it's best to do it beforehand here)
- refreshments and/or lunch
- enthusiasm to help contribute to the world's greatest encyclopaedia
Please sign below if you intend to come. If you are an experienced Wikipedian and are willing to lend a hand guiding and training students who may be new to Wikipedia, please leave a note after your signature. Remote editors are also very welcome.
- Victuallers (talk) 11:58, 5 February 2018 (UTC) aka Roger Bamkin (Wikipedia lifer)
- Nick Moyes (talk) 14:48, 10 February 2018 (UTC) (happy to assist any new editor be it in person, or here.)
- CBDerbyLib (talk) 08:11, 12 February 2018 (UTC) (organiser and brand new editor!)
- insert your name here
(just edit the page and type four tildes, like this:
~~~~ to automatically add your username here - or simply put in your real name or email. Then click the big blue Publish changes button)
- Some of the women who feature now. Could you add a snippet or fix some grammar?
- Marion Adnams (1898-1995), painter, printmaker, and draughtswoman.
- Freda Bedi (1911–1977), social worker,  writer and Gelongma, ordained in Tibetan Buddhism
- Dame Margaret Beckett DBE MP (born 1943) Labour Party politician, MP for Derby South
- Joan Bridge BAFTA-winning costume designer from Derbyshire - huge potential to improve this poorly referenced, short article from online obituaries etc.
- Katharine Burdekin (born Cade), SF and dystopian feminist author was born in Spondon.
- Rowena Cade, founder of the Minack Theatre
- Helen Clark (born 1954) politician,  Labour MP for Peterborough 1997 / 2005
- Norah, Lady Docker (1906–1983) socialite,  was said to be gracelessly gaudy
- Jessica Garlick (born 1981), singer,  was born in Derby
- Lucy Ward (born 1989), folk musician  and songwriter
- Patricia Greene (born 1931), radio actress,  long-standing role as matriarch Jill Archer in The Archers
- Judith Hann (born 1942) presented BBC's Tomorrow's World between 1974 and 1994
- Sarah Mawe (1800s) Royal mineralogist,  with his wife
- Florence Nightingale (1820–1910), pioneer  of modern nursing
- Elizabeth Bridget Pigot (1783–1866) correspondent,  friend and biographic source for Lord Byron
- Lauren Socha (born 1990), actor, played Kelly Bailey  in E4's television series Misfits
- Gwen Taylor (born 1939), actress,  played Amy Pearce in the sitcom Duty Free
- Donna Kellogg MBE (born 1978) badminton player,  competed in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics
- Melissa Reid (born 1987), golfer 
- Alice Wheeldon (1866–1919) pacifist  and anti-war campaigner.
- Joan Waste (1534–1556), a blind woman  who was burned in Derby for refusing to renounce her Protestant faith
Outcomes from the day
This section is currently blank, as the event has yet to take place!
Article or photo wishlist
- Susan J. Patrick - I'll offer to create an article for this botanist (as she used to work in Derby Museum) Nick Moyes (talk)
- These 57 Derby women MAY be notable
- Photo or 15sec a/v of Kathryn Mitchell (University vice-chancellor)
- New page on Derby's Chapel of St Mary on the Bridge Suggested by Nick Moyes (talk)
- Women born in Derby - an automatically created list
- and those born in Derbyshire (not complete)
. . .add your ideas here!
New, upgraded or draft articles
Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles below. Feel free to list any draft articles you're working on, too.
- insert article name here
New pictures and videos
- Add the titles of any uploaded images created at this event
Participant feedback (please!)
Tell us what worked or what didn't. How could we improve in future? What did you get out of the event?
- your comments here, please
- Seddon, Peter (2011). "'Derbyshire's Dali' A Surreal One-Off". Derbyshire Life Magazine: 246–248.
- Oxford Today, 31 May 2017, From Oxford to Lahore.... retrieved 27 February 2018
- Constantine, Murray (11 August 2016). Swastika Night. Orion. ISBN 978-1-4732-1467-5.
- "Rowena Cade – Creator of the Minack Theater". Cornwall Guide. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
- Ms Helen Clark, Former MP, Peterborough, Theyworkforyou retrieved 28 February 2018
- The Free Library.com, Castle's owners lived life to excess retrieved 28 February 2018
- BBC News, 3 March 2002, Idol singer picked for Eurovision retrieved 27 February 2018
- The Guardian, 16 June 2011, Folk music, Lucy Ward: Adelphi Has to Fly retrieved 27 February 2018
- IMDb Database retrieved 27 February 2018
- Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 37, Mawe, John retrieved 28 February 2018
- 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 19, Nightingale, Florence retrieved 28 February 2018
- Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 45, Pigot, Elizabeth Bridget retrieved 28 February 2018
- IMDb Database retrieved 27 February 2018
- IMDb Database retrieved 27 February 2018
- Donna Kellogg at BadmintonEngland.co.uk retrieved 26 February 2018
- Melissa Reid, Ladies European Tour, official site retrieved 26 February 2018
- BBC News Online, 19 January 2012, Fight to clear.... retrieved 28 February 2018
- Derby City Council, 10 February 2017, Blue Plaque......Joan Wast retrieved 28 February 2018