A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to increase the visibility of women scientists and other underrepresented groups in the life sciences
On the occasion of Berlin Science Week, we invite everyone for a science Edit-a-thon to come together virtually and diversify the world's largest encyclopedia!
Only 17.7% of English language biographies and 15.6% of German language biographies in Wikipedia are for women. There is also an underrepresentation of certain ethnicities and people of colour in science. Our Diversithon is looking to balance it out, but we need your help!
We invite you, whatever your gender, to join us for the exciting Wikipedia edit-a-thon online.
We all use Wikipedia, so why not help it grow and become more diverse? By participating in our event, you can contribute to and improve Wikipedia. Editing scientists’ biographies is an important part of science communication. It is easy to learn and can be done from wherever you are located.
During the event, you will learn more about Wikipedia and editing from our keynote speaker Kelly Foster. After that, you can either start editing Wikipedia entries for scientists or learn how to get started in one of the workshops. We offer one workshop for beginners in English and one in German with 15 places each.
After your registration, we will send you a link for the online event.
See the Wikipedia page of the event for more information.