Celebrate Women’s History Month

 

Join us for VIU Library’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in celebration of Women’s History Month! Come to VIU Library for an afternoon of editing and improving Wikipedia content focused on notable women.

 

Attendance is free, and refreshments will be provided. 

 

Register here! 

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Location: Room 507, VIU Library (Building 305)

More info: https://libguides.viu.ca/editathon

Meet-up afterwards at VIUSU Pub. 

 

Wikipedia is one of the largest websites on the internet, with more than 40 million articles in more than 250 different languages. But women make up less than 10% of editors. This means women’s stories aren’t being told. Let’s help fix that!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an event where a group of people come together to edit and improve content on the Wikipedia platform. They often involve meetups, facilitators to guide the event, and crunchy snacks.

 

This is an inclusive event, and everyone is welcome. No previous editing skills or Wikipedia knowledge required — all skill levels from novice, to more experienced Wikipedians, are encouraged to take part. We’ll cover the basics of editing on the platform, explore women’s underrepresentation, and get to work editing live content on Wikipedia.

 

Hope to see you there! Questions? E-mail editathon@viu.ca

 

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