researcHERs @ UoM Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Join researcHERs @ UoM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, a one-day event where the University of Melbourne community comes together to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia.

When: Friday 25 August 2017

Join in for the day, or attend a workshop or two to learn how to improve existing content, and how to create new articles.The event will be hosted at both the Parkville and Southbank campuses.

No experience needed: there will be workshops for both new and experienced Wikipedians, a cheat sheet, suggested subjects and reference sources, roving Wiki experts, lunch and all-day refreshments!

BYO device (free WiFi access available).

To help us manage the day please let us know that you are coming by registering for the individual workshops that interest you. There will be time throughout the day for you to start new/work on existing Wikipedia articles. Make sure to also register for lunch and end of event refreshments!

Registrations close Sunday 20 August 2017.

Parkville

The Digital Studio, Arts West (map)

TimeContent
From 9:30 AMRegistration opens
9:45 AM -11:15 AMLaunch by the Provost Prof. Margaret Sheil and Introductory Wikipedia workshop
11:30 AM -12:30 PMWikipedia Q&A and guided editing workshop
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMBoxed lunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMIntroductory Wikipedia workshop (repeat) with Pru Mitchell* Wikimedia Australia
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWikidata workshop (advanced) with Alex Lum**
2:45 PM - 3:30 PMWikipedia Q&A and guided editing workshop (repeat)
3:45 PM - 4:00 PMWrap session. What did we achieve? Where to from here?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMEnd of event refreshments

Register for Parkville

Throughout the day Wikipedia videos will be shown  (Digital Workshop, level 3)

* Pru Mitchell (User:Pru.mitchell) is Vice-President of Wikimedia Australia, and supports outreach activities of the local chapter of Wikimedia - mainly in the education and library communities. She is a library manager based in Melbourne, with particular interests in the history of education.

** Alex Lum (User:Canley) has been an editor on Wikipedia since 2005, an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2008, and a prolific contributor to OpenStreetMap and Wikidata. He has a background in computer science and database administration, and is currently working in online and print publishing in the higher education sector.

Southbank

Graduate Seminar Room, The Hub, Southbank campus (map)

TimeContent
10:00 AM -11:15 AMEvent launch (via Zoom) by the Provost Prof. Margaret Sheil and Face-to-face Introductory Wikipedia workshop
11:30 AM -12:30 PMZoom: Wikipedia Q&A and guided editing workshop
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMBoxed lunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Zoom: Wikipedia Introductory workshop (repeat) with Pru Mitchell* Wikimedia Australia
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMZoom: Wikidata workshop with Alex Lum user: Canley
2:45 PM - 3:30 PMZoom: Wikipedia Q&A and guided editing workshop (repeat)
3:45 PM - 4:00 PMZoom: Wrap session. What did we achieve? Where to from here?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMEnd of event refreshments: Join us at Parkville

Register for Southbank

Get Prepared

  1. Register for the specific events you would like to attend.
  2. If you don’t already have a Wikipedia account, please create one.
  3. If you have time (and don't worry if you don't!):
    1. Attend the optional, pre-Edit-a-thon Wiki editing Workshop on Wednesday 16 August, 12.00-1.00pm  (Parkville campus, week before). Book here.
    2. Take a look at Wikipedia’s editing tutorial.
    3. Watch this short How to Edit a Wikipedia Article video. Or this Learn to Edit series of Wikipedia editing videos (Art+ Feminism).
    4. Read these Wiki rules and guidelines that outline which subjects are notable enough to be included and who can edit them.
  4. Closer to the event, we'll email you a spreadsheet of notable women we've identified whose Wikipedia pages either don't exist or need work. You can also add your own suggestions.

Group Projects

To be updated when group activities planned

12:30 - 1:30     Association of Women on Campus at the University of Melbourne (AWCUM) group (Collaborative room 306, Digital Studio, Arts West)

For more information about the researcHERS Wikipedia-edit-a-thon event contact: wikiedit@lists.unimelb.edu.au

Image credit: Women graduates, University of Melbourne, April 1924. University of Melbourne Photographs, University of Melbourne Archives, 1994.0040.00008