Apply now for the Ally Skills Workshop at Wikimania 2015

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CC BY-SA Christopher Schwarzkopf (WMDE)

We are excited to announce an Ally Skills Workshop specifically for Wikipedia editors and administrators, to be held at Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City, on Thursday July 16 from 2pm to 5pm in Don Diego 3. This workshop will focus specifically on the skills useful to editors and administrators of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, including how to best use Wikipedia policies to support women (or advocate for changes in policies). (Learn more about the workshop here.) Attendance is free of charge to Wikimania attendees. Apply now as space is extremely limited!

This workshop is made possible by a grant funded by the Wikimedia Foundation and created and supported by dozens of Wikimedians. If this workshop goes well, the Ada Initiative will apply for a grant to train Wikimedians to teach the Ally Skills Workshop to other Wikimedians around the world, with a special emphasis on reaching Wikipedia admins. If a large number of Wikipedia admins learn how to better support women, we could have a significant impact on Wikipedia’s gender gap!

If you know someone who is attending Wikimania and would like to support women in Wikipedia better, please encourage them to apply now. (Sorry, travel scholarships for Wikimania are already closed.) We encourage women to attend the workshop, as it works best with 20-40% women attendees. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

Apply now by filling out the form below, or by clicking here. We will contact you within 2 weeks to let you know if your application has been accepted. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!