To celebrate Scienceweek 2023 we are holding an online Editathon! Help us to achieve our goal of increasing the visibility and information about Science in Ireland, and particularly Irish women in STEM on Wikipedia the digital encyclopedia.
Anyone can participate at any time! The Editathon starts on November 13th and will run until the end of the month.
How to Participate
1) If you don’t already, create a Wikipedia account and log in.
2) Visit the event dashboard to assign yourself an article from the list of suggested articles or if you want to create a new article you can assign that to yourself either!
3) Create your draft article in your sandbox (your own space on Wikipedia to practice editing) or make the changes to the article that already exists!
4) Publish your changes.
5) Share your edits on social media to celebrate your addition to the online encyclopedia for science week!
6) Invite a friend to join the Editathon!
Remember small edits make a difference!
If you are stuck for time you don’t have to write a whole new article for your work to be meaningful. You can:
- Fix a typo
- Make minor edits or add information to pre-existing articles
- Add or update citations
- Add category tags to make articles more discoverable
- Add public domain images to articles or WikiCommons
- Add your own photos to Wikicommons*
*If you are adding your own photos to WikiCommons and they are science-related, you might be eligible to enter WikiScience Photo Contest and be in with the chance of winning prizes! Find out how to enter.
Want to learn more about editing Wikipedia pages? Check out our how-to guides on YouTube or have a look at this guide. If you need more information or resources, feel free to reach out for help! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org