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Ada Lovelace Day 2017 at the University of Edinburgh

10 October @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Free

Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? Did you know that, as of July 2017, approximately only 17.03% of the biographies on Wikipedia relate to notable women?

On Tuesday 10th October 2017, the University’s Information Services team are running an edit-a-thon to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2017 which is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

There will be a range of guest speakers in the morning followed by fun technology activities from 11am to 2pm. Full Wikipedia editing training will be given at 2-3pm. Thereafter the afternoon’s Women in STEM Wikipedia editathon will focus on improving the quality of articles related to Women in STEM!

Ada Lovelace

Mary Somerville

Working together with liaison librarians, archivists & academic colleagues we will provide training on how to edit and participate in an open knowledge community. New editors are very welcome and participants will be supported to develop Wikipedia articles; creating new role models for young and old alike.

Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of Women in STEM!

Details

Date:
10 October
Time:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Ewan McAndrew
Phone:
0044 7719330076
Email:
ewan.mcandrew'ed.ac.uk
Website:
thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wir

Venue

James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road, King's Buildings,
Edinburgh, Lothian EH9 3FD United Kingdom
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Phone:
07719330076
Website:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Events_and_Workshops/Ada_Lovelace_Day_2017

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