and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project
Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing
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Getting Started as a Wikipedia Writer
- First create a user account
at Wikipedia. Then
login to the account.
The easiest first step is to spend some time updating existing
Note that Wikipedia wants only facts, not opinions. The facts should be backed
up by a reference, a link to another web page.
- Go to the Category page for Women Computer Scientists and pick out
someone you want to try to edit. If you pick someone who is a university
professor, they usually have their CV including awards, publications and
achievements on their university web page. You can look for something
about them on their CV that is not mentioned on their Wikipedia page to
update. Click on their name to go to their Wikipedia page.
Look over their Wikipedia page to see what is there, and then go to their
homepage to see if you can find information about them to add to the
Wikipedia page. For example, is there an award they have received that is
not mentioned? Is there a fact about their education that is not mentioned?
Are there any news articles about them that is not mentioned?
On their Wikipedia page, click on the word "edit" or "edit source" near the top of the page to
edit their page. It might be helpful to have their Wikipedia page up on two different
browsers, then as you look at the fields to edit on one you can see how
they are displayed on the actual Wikipedia page.
- For more on editing Wikipedia pages, read through
our create and edit a Wikipedia page document.
Try editing their page and then saving the page. You could also preview it
first to make sure your edits are ok.
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© August 11, 2013, Susan H. Rodger