Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer, and Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. This international day of celebration helps people learn about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike. A Wikipedia editathon celebrates the spirit of Ada Lovelace Day by helping people learn about the contribution of individual women to the world of science, and the aim of our editathon is to add to and improve the coverage of individuals, events and resources related to women in science. Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of the role of women in science!
|Intended audience||All welcome. The event is open to anyone who wishes to help preserve women's science history. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.|
|Prior knowledge||No Wiki editing experience is necessary, though experienced editors are very welcome; tutorials will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers.|
|Further information||We welcome those from outside the University to attend the editathon. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. If you are a member of the University, use the usual booking system and add this event to your basket (below). Can't be there the whole time? No problem. Join us for as little or as long as you like. Refreshments will be provided.|
|Where next?||More information on the Ada Lovelace Blog|