Posts tagged women
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/19/2011
What: Geek Girls Edit Wikipedia
When: Friday, March 11th – Sunday, March 13th
Who: You, geek girl. Anywhere with an internet connection.
Seattle, WA, February 2011 — GeekGirlCon, Nerds in Babeland, and Geek Girls Network present Geek Girls Edit Wikipedia, an activity any geek girl with an internet connection can participate in. For one amazing weekend, we are encouraging geeky women to go on Wikipedia and create and edit articles about our favorite geeky topics.
Women account for only 15% of all Wikipedia contributions, and we want to raise this participation rate. We know many of you have expertise in a wide variety of topics and can contribute valuable information to Wikipedia, which has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet. Wikipedia is the 7th most visited website; and more women’s knowledge needs to be added to this resource.
Please join us by adding to this great community knowledge base. You can chat about your contributions or keep a record of what you’ve edited over on GeekGirlCon’s forums.
GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization passionate about promoting women’s contributions to geek culture. We are having our first annual convention October 8 and 9, 2011 in Seattle at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
President and Marketing Director, GeekGirlCon, Inc.
I was inspired by the below post on fetishizing female nerds. It reminded me of this wonderful video podcast about video games and the female audience. Please to enjoy. You can now follow this lovely gentleman’s weekly video discussion called “Extra Credits” on The Escapist.