ResearcHERs Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

This event was held on the 25th August 2017, with total attendees for the Parkville event at 68, and the Southbank attendees were 10.  Many people arrived throughout the day, for the various sessions.  The day featured a range of sessions on different aspects of Wikipedia, training and informing on content creation, Wikipedia protocols and guidelines, and Wikidata. View the event's Wikipedia page here.

Overall, as part of this event, 38 pages were created, 17 new users made accounts, and 74 revisions were made. A number of articles were created on the day for a variety of notable women working in many fields, includng pages for:

  • Mildred Barnard
  • Kathleen Funder
  • Jean Laby
  • Diane Lemaire
  • Philippa Maddern
  • Lorna McConchie
  • Dulcie Hollyock
  • Constance (Connie) Frazer
  • Alice Hoy
  • Kiffy Rubbo
  • Hilda Bastian
  • Jocelyn Hyslop.

As part of the exercise, a new category was created for University of Melbourne, and 112 pages were added to it 3CR radio took interest in the event, and interviewed two of the organisers :

The day was finished off with drinks, where attendees discussed their work, with much interest in future wikipedia projects.
Overall, a very successful event.