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Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Welcome

Information and resources relevant to the Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted at RIT on Saturday, March 24th from 11am-4pm

Welcome to the Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Thank you for participating in RIT's fourth annual Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! Women on Wikipedia logo

Did you know? 

  • 16.1% of Wikipedia editors are female (overall) 
  • 22.7% of U.S. Wikipedia editors are female 
  • Family, relationships, and gender are mentioned far more in articles about women vs. men 

Today's event is being held in honor of Women's History Month. Our goal is to build the body of knowledge about women on Wikipedia, while also getting more women interested in editing entries today and in the future. 

The information you need to get started is listed below. Questions? Look for a volunteer wearing a bright purple shirt! 


  • Be bold! You will learn to edit Wikipedia best by DOING. Make good faith edits and do not worry about making mistakes. Nothing is lost on Wikipedia, and anything can be undone. 
  • Respect your fellow Wikipedians! Be kind to those whose work you edit and to those who edit your work. Others will edit what you write. Do not take it personally. 
  • Keep an open mind. 
  • All edits should be explained in your edit summary or in a discussion on the talk page for the article. Big changes to an article should take place according to consensus reached in a discussion on the talk page. The talk page can give insight into the history and evolution of the article. 

Event Details

Join us for the 4th annual Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon:

Friday, March 27, 2020
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Wallace Library

Event is free and open to the public. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided.

Help us track our impact: 

Please share your Wikipedia username with us on our Wiki Users 2020 survey. Doing so will allow us to track our collective contributions at this year's event. Thank you!

Getting Online

  • Current RIT students, faculty, and staff can connect to the RIT wireless network with their own device, check out a laptop from the circulation desk (two forms of photo ID required), or sign onto any of the public computers using their RIT username and password
  • Guests who have brought their own device can connect using the RIT-Guest wireless network by following the instructions listed here: https://www.rit.edu/its/resnet/rit-guest-wireless
  • Guests who did not bring their own device can use one of our public computers – stop by the Information Table to apply for a temporary guest computer account (government-issued ID required)

Event Co-Sponsors

We would like to thank our RIT and community co-sponsors for their support of this event - both in time and resources.

Content Sponsors 2020

  • Deaf Women of Rochester
  • Flower City Arts Center
  • RIT Archive Collections 
  • RIT Center for Engaged Storycraft
  • RIT Division of Diversity and Inclusion 
  • RIT MAGIC Center
  • RIT Q Center
  • RIT Student Government 
  • RIT Women's and Gender Studies Program
  • Second Avenue Learning
  • Strong Museum of Play

Financial Sponsors 2020

  • RIT Division of Diversity and Inclusion
  • RIT Digital Humanities & Social Sciences
  • RIT Archive Collections
  • RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection

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