Ada Lovelace Day 2013

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It's Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 15 October 2013, and Wikimedia UK are going to get involved! The day exists to celebrate the contributions of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As you may know, Ada Lovelace is considered the first programmer, due to her work on Charles Babbage's analytical engine. As such, she's someone we can very much hold up as a role model. Wikimedia UK is organising a Women in Science themed editing event for Ada Lovelace Day on ???????? October 2013 in London.

Basics[edit | edit source]

  • Date: ???? October, in two sessions - 2:30pm-6pm, 6:30pm-8pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • Cost: Free
  • Etherpad: http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/Ada
  • Twitter hashtag: #WomenSciWP
  • Participants: The afternoon session is for Wikipedia newcomers to learn how to edit. Evening panel discussion is open to anyone with the interest in the topic.
  • Registration: The places for the editathon are now full (but see online participation). To register for the evening session please see here
  • Any questions: Daria Cybulska on daria.cybulskaatwikimedia.org.uk, 0207 065 0994

We will have an afternoon editathon bringing in new contributors from academia, and some existing volunteers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. It'll be hosted by the TBC...

Topics for the editathon[edit | edit source]

We will pick a "target list" of topics for people to work on beforehand, which will not be a problem as there is lots that could be addressed. Please let us know if you have any suggestion though (some are already on the talk page)

Panel discussion[edit | edit source]

We will recap the achievements of the editathon and move onto the evening session which will show the wider perspective of the issues around the Ada Lovelace Day. We will have a panel discussion with Uta Frith FRS and other female scientists on women in science. The panel discussion will take place from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. You can register here

Online participation[edit | edit source]

Venue[edit | edit source]

  • Wi-Fi and numerous power points provided
  • Refreshments provided
  • Participants are asked to bring own laptops (not provided at the venue) we may have some laptops available, please book in advance.
  • If you are a trainer helping at the editathon, we will provide food as well

Trainers[edit | edit source]

Please sign below if you want to be a trainers.

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

Main entry: Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/Royal Society
  • Press coverage: