2022:Submissions/Writing Women into Wiki History: Experiences and Best Practices

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  • Language: English
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Camelia Boban, Chair and co-founder of WikiDonne User Group
Effie Kapsalis, Senior Program Officer for Digital Strategy, Smithsonian Institution
Andrew Lih, Wikimedian at Large, Smithsonian Institution
Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Co-Founder, WikiProject Women in Red

Abstract[edit source]

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This session will examine efforts of the past year to increase the representation of women in Wikimedia projects, through coordinated campaigns, both professional and grassroots. Topics include WikiProject Women in Red and formal Wikimedian in Residence projects such as the Smithsonian American Womens History Initiative. We will examine some significant milestones, and best practices, and plans for the future given new capabilities and tools such as Structured Data on Commons, Abstract Wikipedia, and more.

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

Comprehend the current state of content related to women in the Wikimedia projects.
Discuss the challenges and obstacles in contributing more women's content to Wikimedia projects.
Understand and help document best practices for contribution strategies to balance the gender gap in Wikimedia projects.
Brainstorm ideas on how to improve content and increase representation of women's content.

Biography[edit source]

Camelia Boban, Chair and co-founder of WikiDonne User Group
Effie Kapsalis, Senior Program Officer for Digital Strategy, Smithsonian Institution
Andrew Lih, Wikimedian at Large, Smithsonian Institution
Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Co-Founder, WikiProject Women in Red


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