I'm posting the below on behalf of Dr. Helen Dixon, cc'd, who is organizing
an edit-a-thon at her organization's (Society for Biblical Literature)
annual conference in Boston on Sunday Nov. 19th. They're looking for people
to help out. If you're interested, please get in touch with her directly!
I’m seeking some trainers to assist at a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon we’re
organizing at the upcoming (in mid-November) Society for Biblical
Literature Annual Meeting in Boston. The idea is to host about 100 people,
and train them in editing Wikipedia pages, through a workshop focusing on
increasing the representation of female biblical scholars on Wikipedia (and
within a ‘happy hour’ setting!).
Some of us have hosted events like this before, and have done some editing,
but we’re all pretty basic users, and would love to have some more expert
editors either leading the training or just available as roaming helpers.
We understand that your expertise deserves compensation—please talk with us
about this if you are interested!
The information is as follows:
Wiki, Women, and Bible Workshop and Happy Hour at SBL
Sunday, November 19 5:30pm – 7:30pm
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Room 200 (Second Level)
*Society for Biblical Literature 2017 Annual Meeting
Contact: Helen Dixon, Assistant Professor of Religion at Wofford College,
South Carolina (dixonhm(a)wofford.edu)
You are invited to join us at MIT this fall for two Wikipedia edit-a-thons:
*Saturday 9/30, 11a-1pm,* focusing on women in architecture, hosted by the
MIT chapter of Natl Assc of Minority Architects (NOMAS) and the MIT
*Friday 10/27, 1pm-4:30pm*, focusing on open access and using open access
materials, hosted by the MIT Libraries.
Snacks and editing training (from yours truly and other experienced
editors) will be provided at both events. All are welcome, new and
experienced editors alike. Add your ideas for topics to work on to the
editathon pages! And let me know if you have any questions.