Wanted – participants and helpers for a “Women in Science” Wikipedia Editathon at #UCDavis March 4
Dawn Sumner, a Geology Professor at UC Davis has suggested it might be good to host a Wikipedia Edit-athon on Women in Science at UC Davis March 4 to go with the one happening at the Royal Society. Some more detail is below:
- What is an Edit-athon? It is a coordinated effort to create and edit Wikipedia pages in an area in need of more / better content.
- Why have one for Women in Science? Well, many have identified a need for more information in Wikipedia about various women scientists.
- What is happening at the Royal Society? They are hosting an Edit-athon on March 4. More information is here. And also see this article from the Guardian.
So – anyone interested? I think this is a wonderful idea and am posting about it here since it seems like it has a great connection to the UC Davis ADVANCE program. I am hoping to find some other people at UC Davis who are interested in participating. If you are send me an email, post to Twitter, or comments below.