Noreen Whysel

Diversity & Inclusion in Information: A Working Wikipedia Session

Saturday, March 25 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

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Session Summary

Wikipedia is the world’s largest encyclopedia; however, fair representation of notable, but underrepresented people and topics remains a major concern. In response, the Wikimedia Foundation has supported many grassroots efforts including Women in Red, Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Pride, Black Lunch Table and AfroCROWD, among others, to improve discovery of these topics.

Join Noreen Whysel for an overview of current efforts to diversify the information available on Wikipedia. Learn how we can use our Information Architecture skills and Wikimedia tools to improve the findability and representation of valuable, but missing information, and start contributing to the topics you care about. All are welcome.

Visit WikiProject:Information Architecture and join the movement:

About the Speaker

I am a NYC based UX researcher, entrepreneur and mapping enthusiast. I currently direct operations for a startup, financial application helping people align big life decisions with personal values. I am also exploring the creation of a 9/11 geographic archive with the Fund for the City of New York. I consult, teach, mentor and organize local community activities. In addition to volunteering with my local Wikimedia community, I also work with GIS, secure identity, civic hacking, Code4Lib, theater archives and open source organizations.