WikiWomen’s Edit-a-thon

ThumbnailBuilding on the momentum gained from WikiWomen’s History Month, we’re hosting a WikiWomen’s edit-a-thon to encourage more women to edit Wikipedia and improve the site’s coverage of women’s history. Facilitated by former Wikipedian and Berkeley Center for New Media Susan B. Miller Fellow Sarah Stierch, this event will increase the online presence of women, and demonstrate how to create “edits that stick.”

There is no cost to join the event. You just need to register in advance here. No wiki editing experience is necessary – support will be on hand to help you out! Female editors are specifically encouraged to attend. Can’t be there the whole time? No problem, join us as long as you can. Bring your own laptop and power cords, and we’ll provide the light food and drinks. If you cannot make it to the University of California, Berkeley in person, but would still like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so remotely. Please email to “drop by.”

Please share with hashtag #wikiwomen

The Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting Sarah Stierch as the Susan B. Miller Fellow. As part of Stierch’s programming, she is hosting Wikipedia workshops and edit-a-thons. These events aim to educate the public, students, and especially women on the importance of contributing to Wikipedia. Females comprise approximately 10-20% of editors on the world’s 5th biggest website (on any given day).