Wikipedia Edit Day @MadLab, Sunday 25th November 2012

Writing a Wikipedia Article
Writing a Wikipedia Article

Manchester Girl Geeks‘ afternoon tea party is going all day for November. Together we’ll be editing online reference guide Wikipedia with a focus on improving coverage of girl geeks on ‘The Free Encyclopedia’.

Women are sorely underrepresented in editing and contributing to Wikipedia articles, and we aim to shift the balance. Is your favourite lady scientist a stub? This your chance to make her presence known on the online guide.

With special guests from Wikipedia, lunch included and help with editing if you’re not sure, plus of course our usual tea and cake and good Girl Geek company. Boy geeks welcome, as long as they come with a girl. We’ll be at Madlab in the Northern Quarter, from 11am until 4pm.

What to Bring:
– Your laptop, which you can plug in to our electricity and connect to our lovely hosts Madlab’s Wi-fi
– Your favourite mug for tea and coffee
– As always, any homemade cakes or biscuits you’ve made (Wikipedia/famous ladies themed treats especially welcome!)

If you have not done so already, please create an account on Wikipedia (by going to and clicking ‘create an account’ on the top right).


Tickets are free, and include lunch, although donations to Madlab are as always very welcome.

We’ll be providing lunch in the form of self-assembly sandwiches, with a range of options (let us know if you have any special requests) and accompanying snacks – as well as tea, coffee and squash all day.

If you don’t have a laptop, and can’t borrow one, then please get in touch ( and we’ll see if we can lend you one for the day. All ages welcome, and all levels of experience.

To book tickets, visit!