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Revision as of 07:26, 14 October 2016

Manchester Girl Geeks Tea Party Wikipedia Edit Day 2016 - In a nutshell

  • Where?: Longsight Library, Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4NE (on the 192 bus route between Piccadilly Gardens and Stockport)
  • When?: Saturday 19 November 2016, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Point of contact: Yaris678 and Gem Hill
  • Cost: Free or £4 with lunch
  • How do I sign up?: Through Eventbrite

About the event

Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? It is the encylopedia that anyone can edit, but their is usually more info on the topics of interest to those who choose to edit it. Systemic bias on Wikipedia is a known issue that many people are trying to tackle, and you can help!

Like all Girl Geeks events, this event is aimed at girls and women, but boys and men are more than welcome, especially if they bring a girl geek with them!

The day will be split into two halves, the morning being a beginners guide to Wikipedia editing: how to get started, where to find articles to edit, and more.

The afternoon will be an Intermediate session, where we all much in and get contributing to Wikipedia! As we'll be in a library, we will have access to the resources there to help us contribute effectively.

You are welcome to come to both halves, or just one. We will be going for lunch at 1pm in Longsight, details to be confirmed.

How do I prepare

Trainers

Sign up below if you want to help running the day, especially with guiding the beginners in the morning.