We have now merged our event with the Voting for Change Edit-a-thon event on November 20th.
Sunday 20th November 2016, Working Class Movement Library 10:00am – 4:00pm, free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voting-for-change-edit-a-thon-tickets-25968895666
Practically everyone uses the free encyclopaedia to find out about the world – but have you ever tried adding to it? Women are sorely under-represented in editing and contributing to Wikipedia articles, and we aim to shift the balance.
We’re teaming up with PHM and WCML to acquire material related to the fight for the vote, and then share this knowledge on Wikipedia. Helpers from Wikimedia UK and Manchester Girl Geeks will be on hand to help you learn and develop editing skills. There will be support on hand for beginners and for those who already have some editing experience.
Feel free to bring along your favourite sources and add to the body of knowledge together!
The library is opposite Salford uni, a short distance away from Salford Crescent train station. There are many bus links, including the number 8 from Shudehill. The day runs from 10am-4pm.
What to bring:
- A laptop / computer, on which to edit; if you don’t have one you can bring, please get in touch beforehand and we can sort something out.
- We’re not able to supply lunch this time, but there are a few places to buy food nearby – if you bring a packed lunch there’ll be somewhere to eat it.
To book your place, visit the Eventbrite page.