Just to let you know that the Royal Society have shuffled some rooms
around and found a lot more tickets for the evening panel session, so
if you're in London on Friday evening, please do come along!
On 17 September 2012 16:49, Daria Cybulska
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
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
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