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500 Women Scientists DC Invites: Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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National Portrait Gallery

8th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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Somewhere between 8.5-16% of Wikipedia editors are women. That gender gap translates to a paltry showing of women in STEM, compared to their male counterparts. To combat that lack of representation, 500 Women Scientists DC is gathering at the National Portrait Gallery to populate pages for amazing women in STEM. We've teamed up with the folks behind Quicksilver — a system that scrapes the web for women doing amazing work and automatically generates Wikipedia entries to be added by humans. That's right, they make computers brag for women.

That's where we come in! Come learn more about these amazing women by adding in entries and helping Quicksilver make their platform work better. Of course, if you have your own ideas on entries to edit, we welcome you too. Just come armed with a laptop or tablet!

We ask participants to only do a few things before September 24th:

  1. Come with your laptop or tablet.


  2. Create a Wikipedia account here.

  3. (Optional) If you’d like to do some training on how to edit beforehand to familiarize yourself, you can check out a tutorial here. Of course, we’ll go over the ins and outs of editing during the event as well so this is totally optional!

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