Class of 2015!! History major, double minoring in Environmental Sustainability and Digital Studies



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This module ended up being more challenging than I thought it would be. I had never made a wikipedia page before, so even just trying to figure out how to write it was something new for me. We wanted to learn about women on wikipedia and women contributors to wikipedia since women have been grossly underrepresented on wikipedia. We looked into the history of wikipedia, women on wikipedia, and then we tried to make our own page. Making our page was the most challenging aspect since it got tagged for speedy deletion, possibly because it was Emily and my's first page. Bots scanning for new users got to ours pretty quickly and so there wasn't much we could unless we had been editing wikipedia for months beforehand. All in all it was a good learning experience since I personally have not used wikipedia other than for quickly looking up information. 

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Making Progress

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For the Wikipedia module, we have divided up the work into 3 parts:

1. History of Wikipedia and the lack of women
2. What has been done to try to include women (hack-a-thons) 
3. Making a Wikipedia page on Nina Bushnell (Dean of Women 1921-1950 at UMW)

One of our group members has also volunteered to make the Prezi for our presentation. 
I am working on making the Wikipedia page for Nina Bushnell, and originally I was hoping to use University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History, 1908-2008 by William Crawley, but since there were none in the library left, I'll have to use History of Mary Washington College 1908-1972 by Edward Alvey. Fortunately, since Nina Bushnell was a Dean before 1972, Alvey's book should provide the same amount of information as Crawley's book. 

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Table 1 is going to the the Wikipedia module!

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Map Our Device Reflection

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This project seemed really cool at first, but then became fairly frustrating. Finding where the chips was made was really difficult for our group until we found a Wikipedia page of semiconductor manufacturing places for various companies. We also had no idea what the codes on the chips meant and were only able to productively use them to our advantage by trial and error googling. Some of us definitely had more luck than others, and once one of us found a site or trick to finding the parts, we shared them with the rest of the group. As far as making the site, I was honestly a little worried when we began using Omeka since in another class I took it caused other groups problems, but thankfully for us, neither Omeka nor Neatline were troublesome and were straightforward. Overall, we learned that the hardware for different technologies really does come from all over the globe and that they are typically products of multiple companies even if they are sold under one name. 

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