Please join the MIT Libraries <http://libraries.mit.edu/>, EECS GSA
<http://eecsgsa.mit.edu/> and EECS GW6 <http://gw6.scripts.mit.edu/> on
Friday, November 2 as we celebrate women in computing and engineering!
We'll celebrate Millie Dresselhaus's birthday (Nov 11) and Ada Lovelace Day
(Oct 10) by editing and improving Wikipedia articles on the work and lives
of female engineers and computer scientists, with a particular focus on
documenting and explaining their work and technical achievements.
Learn how to edit Wikipedia over lunch and then spend the afternoon
exploring, adding to and editing the world’s largest open access project.
Everyone is welcome, including new and experienced Wikipedia editors, and
editing in any language (not just English) is welcome!
Time and date:
* Friday November 2, 12-4pm, 12-0168 (in the new Nano building).
* Please join us for any portion of the event, but do register
<https://libcal.mit.edu/event/4658987> so we have an accurate count for
* 12:00p-1:00p - Lunch, Wikipedia introduction and editing class
* 1:00p-3:30p - edit-a-thon -- work on articles: get one-on-one help from
experienced Wikipedia editors, librarians and writing instructors. Use MIT
Library resources to add citations and information.
* 3:30p-4:00p - edit-a-thon discussion and report-out
Learn more and propose articles to work on here:
Please join us on Tuesday, November 13, from 1-4pm for an African themed Edit-a-thon at Boston University. We will be both translating and editing! At 1:30, there will be a presentation from Daniel Bogre Udell on Wikitongues. Come for some or all of the event.
Space is limited, so we would greatly appreciate an RSVP if you’re interested. Please RSVP here:
The meet-up page can be found here:
Hope to see you soon!
Laura Jenemann, Communication, Media, & Film Librarian, ljeneman(a)bu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rachel Dwyer, Assistant Head of the African Studies Library, rdwyer(a)bu.edu<mailto:email@example.com>
Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, ephillip(a)bu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>