The Royal Society Women in Science Edit-a-thon

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:00am to Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 2:00am
  • Date: Friday 11 October 2013; in two parts - editathon runs 13.15-18.00; panel 18.30-20.30.
  • Venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG
  • Book: HERE - there are 15 places for the editathon, and 100 for the panel discussion
  • Cost: Free
  • Twitter hashtag: #WISWIKI
  • Resources to edit: see below
  • Participants: The editing session is for Wikipedia newcomers to learn how to edit or anyone wanting to contribute. Female editors particularly encouraged to attend. Panel open to anyone interested in Women in Science topic.

We welcome participants to communicate with us online:

  • Twitter hashtag: #WomenSciWP
    • @wikimediauk, @royalsociety
  • IRC: #wikimedia-uk
  • We have been granted a free open online access to the Royal Society's biographical memoirs and all of the journals for 24 hours on 11th October (midnight to midnight BST) available to anyone at all. (Terms and conditions will still apply[1], in particular section 6 on prohibited use).
  • MRC has created a guide of how to search for biographical information for this series of events see here.
  • Useful resources for editing articles about the Royal Society Fellows are here.
  • A general useful resource is the Archives of Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State University

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