At this event, we will work together to create and edit Wikipedia pages about quantum topics and inspiring women and members of historically marginalized groups in quantum science. No prior Wikipedia editing experience is required to participate.
Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, with more than 32 million views a day. Despite this, according to the Wikimedia Foundation, as of 2020 fewer than 20% of its English-language biographies are about women. The statistics for historically marginalized groups are no better. By contributing to Wikipedia, we can raise awareness of the accomplishments of marginalized groups within physics and improve the public’s access to physics knowledge.
You must be registered to attend the in-person March Meeting before signing up for the edit-a-thon. Only in-person registrants will be able to access the space.
This afternoon event will include information from a subject matter expert, an introduction to editing Wikipedia, and writing and editing Wikipedia articles.
- 1:00 p.m. PST: Introductions and welcome
- 1:10 p.m. PST: Topic introduction by expert
- 1:20 p.m. PST: Introduction to editing Wikipedia
- 1:50 p.m. PST: Picking topics for each editor and answering initial questions
- 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. PST: Article writing
- 3:00 - 3:15p.m. PST: Check in on how things are going
- 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. PST: Return to article writing
- 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. PST: Final reflections and wrap-up
Please register in advance so the event organizers can get an accurate headcount. After you have registered, we will follow up with more details closer to the date of the event. In the meantime, make sure you create a Wikipedia account.