Wednesday 24th July, 18.30 – 20.30
Manchester M4 4BF.
In 2011 only 10% of wiki contributors were female and in 2018 only 17% of entries on the online encyclopedia were about women. It’s time we changed that together.
InnovateHer have teamed up with Open Data Manchester to organise a Wiki-edit-a-thon in July to address the diversity imbalance in Wikipedia entries.
During the edit-a-thon we’ll be working through a backlog of Wikipedia pages to help improve the coverage of women and diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) on Wikipedia.
Anyone can participate! We’re looking for experienced editors and those without editing experience who are enthusiastic about writing, fact-checking and tackling the diversity deficit in STEM.