Diversity

Women’s History Month retrospective – Rosalind Franklin’s birthday

This month we are taking a look back at some of the Wikipedia gender gap projects we have worked on over the past couple of years. Today, we go back to July 2013… Back in July 2013 Wikimedia UK partnered with the Royal Society and the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) to celebrate the… read more »

Women’s History Month – revisiting our work on the Wikipedia gender gap

The Wikipedia gender gap is well documented and is one of the biggest challenges facing the global Wikimedia movement. To help support this campaign Wikimedia UK is running a retrospective review of its projects related to gender over the last few years. This will take place during March – Women’s History Month. As a chapter Wikimedia UK… read more »

AdaCamp Berlin 2014 – a summary account

This post was written by Roberta Wedge, Gender Gap Project Worker Ada Camp is a weekend-long event bringing together women in open technology and culture for mutual support. It was created by the Ada Initiative, which exists to support women in these fields. I attended Ada Camp Berlin (of which Wikimedia UK was a sponsor)… read more »

Ada Lovelace Day – a women in science editathon

This post was written by Sarah Staniforth, Wikipedian and Wikimedia UK volunteer Tuesday 14th was this year’s Ada Lovelace Day, with people around the world dedicating events to Ada Lovelace, the mathematician who is often described as having been the world’s first computer programmer, as well as other women in science. Volunteers from Wikimedia UK… read more »

Welcoming our Programme Intern

This section was written by Daria Cybulska, Programme Manager One of Wikimedia UK’s key aims as a charity is to teach under-represented groups how to edit Wikipedia (women make up about 10% of editors), and develop under-represented content (e.g. Women in Science). Wikimedia UK has been running ‘Women in Science’ editathons for the last two… read more »

Scholarships for UK based attendees of AdaCamp Berlin 2014

This post was written by Daria Cybulska, Wikimedia UK Programme Manager AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture. It brings women together to build community, share skills, discuss problems with open tech/culture communities that affect women, and find ways to address them. It has been taking place for… read more »

Improving Wikipedia coverage of women artists

This post was written by Althea Greenan of the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College How did the Wikipedia editathon come about with regards to women artists? There have been a number of editathons that led to the session I held here recently. I organized a modest follow up (8th March) of a much bigger event… read more »

A report from the Wikimedia Diversity Conference by Kwaku BBM

This report was written by Kwaku BBM, a Wikimedia UK volunteer I clearly remember when I saw an email announcing an upcoming Wikimedia Diversity Conference (#DivCon) in Berlin. Although I’m a Wikimedia newbie, I was intrigued. Because I’m driven by two areas which have marginal representation – African British history and British black music. So… read more »

Wikimedia Diversity Conference

As I write this, the first Wikimedia Diversity Conference is being held in Berlin. The aim of the conference is to establish a dialogue within the Wikimedia movement. We are here to discuss areas that are not adequately represented within the various projects, share best practices, and come up with ideas on initiatives to improve… read more »

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

15 October is recognised as Ada Lovelace Day and is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Wikimedia UK is proud to be a part of those celebrations. Along with Jisc, we’re supporting an editathon focusing on women in science which takes place today at the University of Oxford. Additionally,… read more »

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