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Ada Lovelace Day 2017 - Women in STEM Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

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James Clerk Maxwell Building, The University of Edinburgh

Room 4325C

Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Kings Buildings

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International Ada Lovelace Day 2017 - Session 2 Women in STEM Wikipedia edit-a-thon (2pm to 5pm)

Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? Did you know that approximately only 17.08% of the biographies on Wikipedia relate to notable women?

Come join the international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths for Ada Lovelace Day 2017.

  • 2pm to 2.10pm - Introduction from Melissa Highton: Ida Freund and the Periodic Table cupcakes.
  • 2.10pm-3pm: Full Wikipedia editing training.
  • 3-5pm: Publishing quality Wikipedia articles related to Women in STEM!

Bring your lunch, drop by for the training or stay the afternoon to enjoy periodic table cupcakes and pubish an entry!

Discover the thrill of creatiing new, and editing published, content in the name of Women in STEM. This year, our particular focus is to improve the standing & representation of women in the field of Chemistry.

All are welcome to add names to the list which is intended to serve as a basis for creating new articles in this important but somewhat neglected sector on the English Wikipedia.

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!

Check out the Wikipedia event page for more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Events_and_Workshops/Ada_Lovelace_Day_2017#Articles_to_be_created

*Lunch is not provided but tea, coffee and periodic table cupcakes will be.

**Please bring a laptop along with you to take part in the Wikipedia editing and please create a Wikipedia user account beforehand if possible (this takes 2 minutes to create an account and just asks you create a username and password).

  • Contact Ewan McAndrew(Email: ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk)
  • Restrictions on Attendance: Participants can attend only once
  • Catering: Refreshments
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James Clerk Maxwell Building, The University of Edinburgh

Room 4325C

Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Kings Buildings

Edinburgh

EH9 3FD

United Kingdom

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