As part of the Diversity in Graphene initiative, we are organising a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, a free event where you can learn from experienced Wikipedia editors and edit Wikipedia entries together. Please register by the 22nd of January.
This online Edit-a-thon is organised in collaboration with Jess Wade (Imperial College London, UK). In 2018, she was chosen as one of Nature's 10 people who make a difference in science, as well as Wikimedian of the Year for her "year long effort to write about underrepresented scientists and engineers on Wikipedia”. You might have met her at our Women in Graphene career event 2019, where she was an invited speaker.
The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place on 11 February 2021 (International Day of Women and Girls in Science) and will feature a dedicated training session for Wikipedia editing (3-5 pm CET), followed by an editing session (5-5:30 pm).
If you are already thinking about editing or creating a Wikipedia page, please read Wikipedia’s guidelines about conflicts of interest and academic notability. The 500womenscientists edit-a-thon contains a link to this list of suggested updates to Wikipedia articles, divided by research field, and we are also preparing a list of possible Wikipedia entries and improvements that you could edit.
We welcome everybody to join us and hope that this event will help to increase the representation and visibility of women and underrepresented groups in STEM.