Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/Ada Lovelace Day London 2013 Conway Hall

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Wikimedia UK and Conway Hall are organising an editathon to utilise Conway Hall's archives, hosted in the library at Conway Hall in London on Thursday, 17th October 2013. The aim of this event as part of Ada Lovelace Day is to attempt to address Wikipedia's gender bias by creating or improving articles about notable women. (Also see here).

The aim of the event is to improve the coverage of an assortment of nineteenth century organisations and people - especially related to the atheist movement. As well as subject expertise, Conway Hall has an archive which holds a lot of material that has been accumulated by the South Place Ethical Society. We will be able to use that during the event.

  • Date: 18th August 2013, 6.00pm-9pm (coffees and introductions from 5.30)
  • Venue: Library, Conway Hall
  • Participants: Participation from Conway Hall as well as interested Wikimedians. There will be space for 20 people in total.
  • Registration: Captured below
  • Cost: Free.
  • Contacts: Any questions? Please contact Jonathan Cardy (WMUK)

Participants in the room[edit]

Please sign with ~~~~ and tell us if you are happy to train others, as this event usually gets a lot of new editors from Conway Hall, and also whether you need us to bring a laptop or can bring one yourself:

  1. Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) (can train, will bring a laptop)
  2. Edwardx (talk) 10:27, 8 October 2013 (UTC) (will train/help others, no laptop)
  3. Skeptic sid (talk) (Conway Hall Staff. Will have a laptop and can train/help others)
  4. Andrew Davidson (Have already been getting warmed up for the big day by showing diversity groups at my organisation how to create accounts and stubs - see Dorothy Hahn and Sidney Kennon. My office is near Conway Hall so I hope to bring along others for this session. Andrew Davidson (talk) 17:46, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
  5. sillypunk (own laptop, not good at training, but good at research and has access to electronic journals)
  6. Psythor (own laptop, not good at training)
  7. Tom Morris


Existing ones that could be improved:

Potential new articles:

Did you know... nominations:

Newish category:

First Conway Hall editathon, 8 August 2013[edit]

New articles featured in "Did you know...?" section of the Wikipedia home page:


Feedback from the event is available here.