Wikipedia Editathons, Women In Technology – Southampton 14/10/2014 and 27/11/2014


Wikipedia logoThe BCS Hampshire Branch, Southampton Solent University, Open Source Specialist Group  (OSSG), the E-learning Specialist Group, the Women Specialist Group are hosting a joint meeting for editing Women in Technologies entries in Wikipedia.

The even will take place at Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD (room to be confirmed) starting at 5:30, on Tuesday 14 October (International Ada Lovelace Day) and also Thursday 27 November (anniversary of her death in 1852).

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non BCS members but booking is required, sending an email to Nick.Whitelegg@solent.ac.uk.  We are using a laboratory, so there is no need to bring your own equipment, put please BCS Hampshire Editathon October or November in the subject link. We can make arrangements if you need to arrive late – just let us know your approximate arrival time when you book.

The even will be presented by Richard Nevell from Wikipedia.

Get involved, as a researcher or a techie (you only need to be able to handle drop down windows). This is not just for women – no prior knowledge required.

Research

If possible, undertake research for information about subjects on Wikimedia’s list of women, alive or dead, as role models, to have material (book reference, web page etc) ready for adding to their pages on Wikipedia during the Editathon. You can bring your research on paper or memory stick, but include references. The text will need to be reworded so not a direct copy from the source  If you have any questions, do ask me.

There will be some research already undertaken which you could use in the Editathon, if you have not been able to bring some.