Edit for Equity – Wellington – 9, 11, 13 and 14 October 2018

Edit for Equity October 2018 logo

What

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of contributors were women*. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women and non-binary people.

Let’s change that.

To coincide with this year’s Suffrage 125 celebrations, we invite you to Edit for Equity, a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons to increase the online presence of women and non-binary New Zealanders. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate.

Each event is themed around a different topic, and you are welcome to attend as many as you like. Each edit-a-thon will start with an introduction from an experienced Wikipedia editor, followed by editing time where you’ll be supported in the editing equivalent of a pick-your-own adventure.

Four Edit for Equity edit-a-thons will take place during October, each with a different focus:

STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths): Tuesday 9 October
(this event will also be celebrating Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM).

Film, TV & Movies: Thursday 11 October

Art & Literature: Saturday 13 October

Politics & Social Change: Sunday 14 October

Beginners are welcome. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate.

Accessibility: all venues have sliding/open door front entrances with a flat entrance or ramp. There is elevator access where venues aren’t on the ground floor (InternetNZ and Ngā Taonga). There are accessible bathrooms at all venues.

The Edit-a-thons will be following “friendly space” guidelines; check them out. Harassment and disruption won’t be tolerated, online or offline.

Bring you laptop and power cord if you have access to one — we will also have some availiable to use. Note that iPads aren’t quite as easy to edit on. Snacks and drinks will be provided to keep you energised and caffeinated.

For preparation and more information please read eventbrite event as well as the the relevant wikipedia meetup for each edit-a-thon. Wikipedia meetup for STEM; Film, TV & Movies; Art & Literature; and, Politics & Social Change.

#EditForEquity hashtag

When and Where

Four Edit for Equity edit-a-thons will take place during October, each with a different focus:

STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths): Tuesday 9 October
Tuesday 9 October 2018, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Sustainability Trust, 2 Forresters Lane, Wellington

Film, TV & Movies: Thursday 11 October
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, 84 Taranaki Street, Wellington

Art & Literature: Saturday 13 October
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Adam Art Gallery, Gate 3 Victoria University, Kelburn Parade, Wellington

Politics & Social Change: Sunday 14 October
10:00am – 3:00pm
InternetNZ, Level 11, 80 Boulcott Street, Wellington

How Much

Free and open to all. Register here on Eventbrite for any or all of them..

More

Eventbrite event.

Wikipedia meetup for STEM; Film, TV & Movies; Art & Literature; and, Politics & Social Change.

Edit for Equity

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OmgTech: Toloa Kenese Club – Auckland – 16 June 2018

What

Toloa-Kenese Club is back! We are partnership with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to run four interactive STEM workshops for Pasifika Year 7 to Year 10 students.

The Workshops will use digital technologies or science / technology based practises including robotics, electronics, coding and 3D printing.

When and Where

10am – 2:30pm
Saturday
16 June 2018

Mangere Arts Centre
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue
Mangere
Auckland

How Much

Free

More

Event’s Webpage on OMGtech