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This event is an informal training meeting to help you organise your own Wikipedia editing workshop. It will give you some useful tips on running such an event, together with a brief introduction to editing Wikipedia.
For more information please see http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Leader_training_session_for_Ada_Lovelace_Festival_of_Wikipedia
It's Ada Lovelace Day on 15 October this year, and Wikimedia UK wants to support as many people as possible to get involved! In general, 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.
As a part of the Finding Ada initiative, we would like to encourage anyone interested to organise their own informal Wikipedia editing meetup. If you belong to a STEM-related group, why not ask the organisers to devote one meeting during the autumn to editing Wikipedia? Or offer to help put on a special Ada Lovelace Day meet-up for your edit-a-thon? If you don’t belong to any official groups, why not gather your friends together at a pub with wifi and help each other research and create new entries, or expand existing stub articles on notable women?
And remember, your event doesn’t have to be on Ada Lovelace Day itself but can be any convenient date around 15 October.
We’ll also provide a way for you to let us know when and where your event is, and will publicise it on the Finding Ada website, in this newsletter and on Twitter for you.
Wikipedia is a key resource for millions of people, but women are sadly underrepresented, both as entry subjects and as participants. We would like to encourage both men and women to get together during October to add biographical information about notable women to the online encyclopaedia.
You are invited!
The events are open to anyone who is planning to run their own Wikipedia editing meetup.
Please bring your own laptop if you have one.
Please join us on Twitter at: #WISWIKI
Information on location and directions can be found at: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Office
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