I am proposing a grant to fund a Wikipedian-in-Residence at the University of Pittsburgh to facilitate the transfer of historical content contained in the University's archives and collections into Wikimedia projects. I am currently the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar with the Library and Archives of the University of Pittsburgh and have discovered the wealth of content related to historical women, notable black Pittsburgers, and ethnic groups that resides in the Archives and Library collections. Your support is solicited for the Project Grant that can be seen here. Part of the grant-making process requires notification of those who would like to support this project.
I am the potential grantee and believe that being in the position of Wikipedian-in-Residence will make a significant improvement to contributions to Pennsylvania topics. My editing history already demonstrates my commitment to creating content on topics related to women. As a Wikipedian-in-Residence I would be training new and experienced contributors and highlight the available resources contained in the archives and collections at the University that will improve the content on Pennsylvania.
I know the potential for the improvement and addition of content is great. Not only is your support requested but I would be very, very grateful to any other editors who can identify topics that need to be addressed and topics that need improvement. All advice is sincerely welcome. Thank you for your consideration.
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Carnegie Library in Oakland Pittsburgh March 28!
Hello! I'm not sure how active this community is at present, but I wanted to see if any local Wikipedians would be interested in participating in an upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-thon being organized by Women+ in Design PGH.
If you are interested in participating or potentially helping guide volunteers at the event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate any advice or tips you may be able to offer.
Here's a little more information about the event (which you can also find at our website):
Please join Women+ in Design Pittsburgh as we welcome Despina Stratigakos, author of "Where Are the Women Architects?," and Lori Brown, founder of ArchiteXX, a group dedicated to transforming the architecture profession for women, to Pittsburgh.
In partnership with students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, we will be adding and expanding entries for women designers across industries including architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, and engineering to the online resource.
No prior Wikipedia editing experience is necessary, lists of female designers will be provided, and additional entry ideas are welcome. Computers will be available, but you may bring your own laptop. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians will begin at 10 am, and you are free to come and go as you wish throughout the event. Breakfast will be provided.
People of all genders and professions are encouraged to attend as we increase the visibility and representation of women designers.
This event is supported in part by funding from Pitt Creates Year of Creativity.