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Women in STEM Wikithon

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Let's change the status quo on Wikipedia!

Researc/hers Code have partnered with Wellcome Collection to host a Women in STEM Withikon! Write about inspiring women in STEM while meeting amazing advocates within Wellcome Collection's beautiful library walls, over drinks and snacks.

Also get to hear from the awesome Dr Jess Wade (Imperial College) and Dr Alice White (Wellcome Trust) who make it their mission to educate and change the status quo through writing literally hundreds(!) of Wikipedia articles on fantastic women in STEM.

Sound fun? Then go ahead register, and make sure you read on for more info and a wee bit of prep!

As long as you register, bring a laptop and complete the pre-event instructions below, we welcome everybody, regardless of subject field or gender, who come by themselves or as a group (everyone registered), who are complete beginners to experience editors. You are all more than welcome at the Wellcome!


Sharing the past and present, shapes the future

Women have and continue to further the advances of science yet many are forgotten, uncredited or lack prominance online. Let's change the status quo by addressing the gender imbalance on Wikipedia! We also strongly encourage biographies on women who identify as LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) or are a POC (person of colour).

Wikipedia is the 5th most visited site in the world with 1.5 million biographies in English yet only 17% are about women. By teaching people how to edit Wikipedia, we can support trailblazer women in STEM to create balance in gender representation and take away this unfair bias in our historical record.

With your help, we aim to create and edit new Wikipedia pages to shine a light on these incredible women who act as role models to present and future generations.

Event Schedule (bring a laptop!):

The Wikithon session will be held between 5:30-7.30pm November 29th at the Wellcome Library. Our speakers will introduce the session for the first 30 minutes. Please bring a laptop. Please follow the pre-event instructions.

Our speakers and instructors:

Jess is a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London and master Wikipedia editor, having written over 300 articles on women in STEM in a year. She won the Julia Higgins Medal in 2017 in recognition for her work to support gender equality as well as the IOP Bell-Burnell Award for Women in Physics in 2016 and the IOP Early Career Physics Communicator Prize in 2015.

Alice is the Digital Editor for the Wellcome Collection as well as the Wikimedian in Residence. She was awarded the Women in Engineering Society's Amy Johnson Inspiration Award 2017. Alice completed her Ph.D. in history at the University of Kent and is a fantastic Wikipedia trainer and advocate!

Pre-event Instructions:

Please register for a Wikipedia account through the following link:
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Or, go to the Wikipedia main page and in the top right-hand side there will be the create account link.

Who are Researc/hers Code?

We are a community that supports women and minorities working in computational sciences in academia and industry. To find out more, please visit www.researcherscode.com

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