Women in Tech edit-a-thon October 2018

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Editing during the Women in Tech edit-a-thon

This project page is about the Women in Tech edit-a-thon organised in October 2018 in BeCentral in Brussels.

Purpose[edit]

With this edit-a-thon we try to get women in the technology sector better described on Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world. But did you know that only 17% of Wikipedia’s bios were about women? Part of the reason is simple: more than 80% of Wikipedia contributors are...men.

Take an example: the computer programmers category lists 180 profiles, of whom fewer than 10 are women. But history hasn’t been documented well: a lot of women have contributed to shaping the internet as we know it today.

On 13 October 2018, BeCentral will be hosting a full day edit-a-thon to document Wikipedia with Women in Technology.
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To know which top 50 women should have an article, we used the list with the top 50 women of Forbes at: https://www.forbes.com/top-tech-women-europe/list/

History and background[edit]

Research has shown that there are much less articles about women than men, which is called the gendergap. To close this gendergap, over the years many activities have been organised. Also a project group in Brussels focuses on this subject, Just For The Record, and in March 2018 we also organised the GenderGap edit-a-thon in Brussels.

The Women in Tech edit-a-thon has led to the start of the Wiki Club Brussels.

Contacts[edit]

Partners[edit]

Budget[edit]

Timeline[edit]

  • 15 May 2018 - Meeting with Manon of BeCentral about organising edit-a-thons and monthly edit sessions, in BeCentral, Brussels   (Romaine)
  • 13 October 2018 - Women in Tech edit-a-thon

Statistics[edit]

The metrics and statistics of this project are:

  • Number of people present with an activity: 7
  • Number of newly registered users: 5
  • Number of content pages created/improved: 7 articles
  • Number of edit-a-thons and workshops: 1

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