Women in Engineering – A WES ONLINE Wikithon

Join us ONLINE

Join the Women’s Engineering Society, and Wikimedia UK for our first ONLINE Wikithon to edit and add information about historical women engineers to Wikipedia.

Training will be delivered by inspiring Wellcome Wikimedian, Dr. Alice White. We can help you to develop your digital skills and learn how to edit Wikipedia in order to harness the power of the web. Complete beginners and experienced editors are both welcome to attend - we'll provide training for anyone new to editing.

WARNING: Editing Wikipedia can become addictive... and it's FREE!

Booking details available here soon….

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is celebrated its centenary year in 2019 – one hundred years of women forging careers in the field of engineering. We have created an ever growing WES Centenary Trail Map that uses Wikipedia and Wikidata pages to illustrate the number and variety of women who have left a legacy of achievement in the field of engineering https://www.wes.org.uk/centenary-map . As the WES Centenary Trail Project draws to a close we want one final push to create and improve the Wikipedia entries of inspirational historical women engineers and really put them on the map!

Don’t worry if the idea of creating a whole new page sounds daunting. Some of the most valuable work is done by people adding new information and improving data. On the day we will also be demonstrating how working with Wikidata can make women’s history more searchable and accessible.

Take a look at @WESCentenary or @ElectrifyingWmn on Twitter or @wes_centenary on Instagram to learn more about some of the brilliant women engineers who don’t have a Wikipedia page … yet. Or perhaps be inspired to add one of the Extraordinary Women nominated for Heritage Open Days’ special Wall of Women 

The WES Centenary Trail is funded by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.