Happy Women’s Day!
March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day. But we at Mozilla Kerala along WikiWomen’s Collaborative realized that just a day’s celebrations won’t be enough to mark the sacrifices, commitments and dedication that women has given to our society.
We decided to dedicate the entire month for the great women of our society. We have jointly decided that we will be conducting an online edit-a-thon throughout the month, for 3 hours every night. We are particularly aiming at involving young women to edit, add or translate articles of notable women of our society into Malayalam (മലയാളം) – our mother tongue. Our Wiki page with suggestions and ideas are posted here. We will be collaborating all our works over Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Those who are unfamiliar with how to use IRC can refer to the following videos :
We will be at :
IRC Server : irc.freenode.net
Channel : #wikipedia-ml
Date(s) : March 8-31, 2014
(These are just tentative dates, we can continue even after these dates if we still have the enthusiasm and volunteers to go on)
Time : 6:30PM-9:30PM
We’ll start right from the basics of how to create an account in Wikipedia, how to edit an article, etc. So if you want to be a Wikimedian, be there on time.
Share the news with all those of your friends who might be interested in joining you.
Problem : Can’t read/write Malayalam, but still want to contribute? We still have an opportunity for you. Join our English wing here.
DISCLAIMER : This event is not just for girls/women, guys who wants to actively contribute to the cause can hop right and feel at home.