Online Community

This website is part of the Digital Democracy Strand of the project. We are building the website content with project partners, volunteers, participants and supporters to help people become more comfortable with using online software, and so women can support each other with developing projects online.

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Project Team & supporters: We'd love to include you in our list of project supporters. If you've been to a project event, you'll have been given a sign-up code. If not, please do get in touch. If there are multiple people in your organisation, please do share your code - we hope to have as many supporters as possible by the end of the project!

When you sign up, we will only ask for a user name and email address (and a code to prove you're not a robot). We hope you'll add an image and a your name for the Project Team and Supporters page, but if you don't want to show your name, you're welcome to use your user name here too.There's an 'About Myself' field (which makes it possible to add further information that will only be seen by other logged in community members) and a contact button on everyone's profile page that makes it possible for community members to contact one another direct (this isn't publicly visible) but it can be switched off if preferred. You can also ask for your profile to be hidden from the Project Team and Supporters page.

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Organisations: As part of the project, we'd like to help promote organisations that are supporting the project and also those that are a useful resource for project participants. While most of the organisations will be local, we'll also be inviting global support communities to list information. Organisations can be uploaded by anyone with appropriate permissions (we're hoping they will mostly be uploaded by organisation members themselves).

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Projects: As with organisations, we'd like to help promote projects that are a useful resource for project participants. While most of the projects will be local, we'll also be inviting listings from appropriate national and global projects. Projects can be uploaded by anyone with appropriate permissions.

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Blogs: In the spirit of the project, we'd like to encourage and promote writing from women and non-binary people. Blog content should broadly reflect project values and, as content accumulates, we'll introduce appropriate categories to help make finding related content easier.

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Other ideas: The list above isn't finished yet! We're open to all ideas an we're planning to add more categories as the project progresses. We're currently exploring the possibilities of interviewing women and non-binary people in tech, and writing about the histories of women in STEM. 

 

If you'd like to join the Hatpins to Hashtags online community, please do get in touch and let us know what areas you'd like to participate in. We'll then send you details of how to join and a code.

To help us maintain and inclusive and supportive environment, we'd really appreciate it if you could provide us with a way of knowing you are who you say you are - we know this is a difficult area, and we don't have any perfect solutions! - but we're hoping you will understand and support our intention. If you think there's a way we could handle this better, please do let us know.