If you’re interested and planning on attending our Ada Lovelace Day event, the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, here’s some things to know in advance!

  1. Register early with Do Space. You can register on the Do Space Events calendar, or RSVP on the event’s very own page CLICK HERE.

  2. Register early with Wikipedia, too. In order to edit Wikipedia articles, you’ll need a username. And don’t worry, membership on Wikipedia is completely free as well! During the event we’ll have a limited number of new logins that can be made from our IP address. To sign up with Wikipedia, CLICK HERE.

  3. Bone up on history. Make this edit-a-thon your own by choosing a woman in science who needs a better Wikipedia page–or maybe a woman who needs a page to begin with. If you don’t show up with a game plan, no worries–we’ll make hook you up with some good starting points.

  4. Brush up on neutral tone. Part of what gives Wikipedia its credibility is that articles are written in the neutral tone. They neither advocate nor admonish–just the facts, ma’am! For more information on neutral tone and how to write using neutral tone, CLICK HERE.

  5. Bring a friend! The more the merrier! Spread the word about women in science and contribute to a good cause.

About Author
Caitlin Lombardo, Community Learning Specialist
Caitlin is a graduate of UIowa and Mizzou but can be convinced to root for the Huskers. She is a librarian by education but feels right at home in Do Space as a Community Learning Specialist. She works to bring tech education to our youth programming in new and interesting ways.