Today, only 9% of the volunteers who edit the world's largest free encyclopedia are women. Do you think there may be some content still missing from the sum of all human knowledge online? You bet there is! We're inviting you to join us at this social editing event to help fill in the gaps.
Women, new editors, those who manage library and archive collections that relate to women's history or women's issues, those who want to learn how to edit Wikipedia or can teach others how, and anyone with an interest in women's history are encouraged to attend. You'll be joined by staffers from the Wikimedia Foundation, the Online Computer Library Center, and the Ada Initiative. Food, drinks and fun will be provided!
The edit-a-thon will be held Saturday March 17th from 1-5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation offices,149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94105
Participants are invited to bring a laptop or other editing device, ideas for topics or articles you may want to work on or any relevant reference materials you may have, a friend (because we love to meet new would-be-editors, and family/kids are also welcome), or just bring yourself and a willingness to learn, teach and have fun!