Upcoming Event: Today! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Bryn Mawr

On October 22nd, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections will host its second Wikipedia edit-a-thon to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and American Archives Month. The event will be open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, will open the event at 4:00pm with an introduction to creating an account, Wikipedia culture, and how to position your articles for success on the site. An editing session will follow from 5:00 – 7:30 in which attendees can work independently or consult with more experienced editors. While the event is thematically oriented around women in science, technology, engineering, and math, attendees may feel free to bring their own projects or choose another topic from the suggested articles list on the Wikipedia edit-a-thon event page. Remote participants are also invited to co-edit with us by tracking their projects on the etherpad document (linked on the edit-a-thon event page) and by using hashtags #BMCwiki, #ALD2014, and #ArchivesMonth on social media.

Event details:
Wednesday, October 22nd, 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Canaday Library Room 205, Bryn Mawr College
RSVP to Greenf…@brynmawr.edu, or on the Wikipedia event page linked below.
Bring a laptop and charger!

Bryn Mawr edit-a-thon event page on Wikipedia (for RSVPs, editing resources, and a list of suggested projects): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup:Philadelphia/Bryn_Mawr_College/American_Archives_Month
Blog post with more details about the event: http://greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2014/10/08/upcoming-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-october-edition-ada-lovelace-and-women-in-stem/

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