DIKU Virtual Wiki Edit-a-thon


Learn to edit Wikipedia and help improve its gender balance!

Did you know that only around 15% of Wikipedia editors are women? Or that biographies on the encyclopedia tend to focus on different topics, depending on the gender of the person? Learn more in the DIKU Virtual Wiki Edit-a-thon and be part of the change!


Tuesdays 10th and 17th of November 2020 - Around 17:00-20:00


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the workshop will be held on Zoom. You will receive a link to the meeting once you sign up.


Computer science students and anyone interested in editing Wikipedia.


A two-evening online workshop focused on introducing participants to Wikipedia editing. During this workshop, we will improve and add new articles based on Atari Women, a research project about pioneer women and gender minority engineers.


This edit-a-thon is part of a master’s thesis focused around the status of gender equality and diversity on Wikipedia, specifically within computer science. It is a part of DIKU’s research programme FemTech, which is focused on facilitating inclusion in computing.

Prior to the workshop:

  • You will be invited to a Slack space where they will be guided through the process of setting up your Wikipedia account.
  • You should make sure that you have a working computer, internet connection and Zoom set-up (preferably with a camera so we can feel more like we are in a room together).
  • You may prepare your own food, snacks and drink.

Other information

Be aware that, if you attend this workshop, data will be collected in the form of surveys, notes and that the workshop will be recorded for data analysis. We will use these data to analyze how the workshop went, any hurdles that may occur on the way, as well as the learning outcomes. No names will be used in the final thesis, and we will do our best to present any other data in an anonymized way.

Sign up here


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