Dear all, 

It's Ada Lovelace Day on 16 October and it's most suitable for Wikimedia UK 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 Friday 19 October 2012 and would like to invite you to attend!

We have organised a group 'Edit-a-thon' to improve Wikipedia articles about women in science, held at the Royal Society's library, London, 2:30-6pm. We had a very high response from the academic community, and we filled many more spaces than expected! However, there are still a couple of places free for people who would like to help train new contributors - please get in touch if you are interested. There will also be opportunities to get involved online, which we will publish at our Wikimedia UK event's page (see below). 

Following the Edit-a-thon there will be an panel discussion with Uta Frith from the Royal Society and other female scientists on women in science (the focus will be much broader than just the representation of the topic on Wikipedia). The panel discussion will take place from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, and you are most welcome to attend - there are still free places available, so please feel free to register here

Wikimedia UK also has a page for the event, which you can see here

Hope to see many of you there. 


Daria Cybulska - Events Organiser, Wikimedia UK
+44 (0) 207 065 0994
+44 7803 505 170

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