A Wikipedia editing training workshop is being held in Mumbai this weekend:
The day-long workshop intends to address the difficulties and challenges faced by women while contributing to Wikipedia and editing its pages. Participants will interact with women Wikipedians. This will provide them an opportunity to learn about Wikipedia in a bias-free, women-only environment.
Wikipedia has become an invaluable destination for millions of Internet users seeking information. However, only a small fraction of Wikipedia’s legion of volunteer editors is female. The large gender gap among editors reflects in gender-oriented disparity in the content of Wikipedia’s articles. This first-of-its-kind workshop would address this concern, and also mark the start of a series of such workshops and women-centric training sessions.
Date: 4 November 2012
Start Time: 10.00 a.m.
End Time: 4.30 p.m.
Venue: Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Wadala
See the event webpage for more details!
Got open tech and culture news to share with women in the Ada Initiative’s community? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.