Upcoming Events

celebrate newcomb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 27th at noon:

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RSVP on our facebook page!

or email jscheuer@tulane.edu

Come help change the history of the world!

There are a limited number of computers, please bring a laptop or touchpad if you have one.

Wikipedia is used by people around the world to easily access the information they need and is becoming more predominant as a source of information. However, Wikipedia depends on readers and volunteer editors to write, edit, and correct its entries. Theoretically, the vast network of contributors will make for an online encyclopedia that is accurate, objective, and self-correcting, but there is an imbalance in content that is available and well-cited through wikipedia. This is where we come in: by taking part in a Wikithon, we can make history for underrepresented groups like the LGBTQIA community more present online. By making the history of LGBTQIA and queer ideology accessible to a wide range of people via the internet, we will be contributing to the dissemination of the knowledge and history about the LGBTQIA movement.

Participants from the Tulane community are encouraged to join us as we learn to edit Wikipedia, increase visibility of underrepresented groups and contribute to topics important to our communities. No experience necessary!

Wikipedia Ambassador, Becky Carmichael, will share her experiences as a contributor and lead a workshop on how to get started editing Wikipedia.

Schedule
“Getting Started with Wikipedia” workshop: 12-1pm
Wikipedia edit-a-thon session: 1pm – 3pm
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Poster Session
Tuesday, 4/29 4:00-6:00 Collat Lab & Anna Many
Come see all of the projects going on in the Collat Lab

Check our calendar for more information!

celebrate newcomb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 27th at noon:

1376313_581158531919475_621462196_n

RSVP on our facebook page!

or email jscheuer@tulane.edu

Come help change the history of the world!

There are a limited number of computers, please bring a laptop or touchpad if you have one.

Wikipedia is used by people around the world to easily access the information they need and is becoming more predominant as a source of information. However, Wikipedia depends on readers and volunteer editors to write, edit, and correct its entries. Theoretically, the vast network of contributors will make for an online encyclopedia that is accurate, objective, and self-correcting, but there is an imbalance in content that is available and well-cited through wikipedia. This is where we come in: by taking part in a Wikithon, we can make history for underrepresented groups like the LGBTQIA community more present online. By making the history of LGBTQIA and queer ideology accessible to a wide range of people via the internet, we will be contributing to the dissemination of the knowledge and history about the LGBTQIA movement.

Participants from the Tulane community are encouraged to join us as we learn to edit Wikipedia, increase visibility of underrepresented groups and contribute to topics important to our communities. No experience necessary!

Wikipedia Ambassador, Becky Carmichael, will share her experiences as a contributor and lead a workshop on how to get started editing Wikipedia.

Schedule
“Getting Started with Wikipedia” workshop: 12-1pm
Wikipedia edit-a-thon session: 1pm – 3pm
wikithon_flyer.png