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The University of Edinburgh will be hosting its very first Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 13th October 2015 – an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Come join us for a day of inspiration and creative activities (digital and analogue!). Come for just part of the day, or come for the whole day! Booking is not essential, but helps us a lot with planning – booking links below.

Where

Schedule (morning)

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1) Introduction to the day (11:00-11:30)

  • with speakers on Lovelace, research using LEGO, programming and games (Melissa Highton , Katya Krasnopeeva & Judy Robertson)

2a) Compose your own music with algorithms

  • sessions running at these times: 11:30 – 12:15; 12:15 – 13:00; 13:00 – 14:00

2b) Build your own Raspberry Pi enclosures with LEGO

  • sessions running at these times: 11:30 – 14:00

2c) Play and compete in metadata games

  • University of Edinburgh’s Library and University Collections division
  • sessions running at these times: 11:30 – 14:00

Schedule (afternoon)

3) Wikipedia editathon (14:00-17:00)

Join us to raise profile of women in computer science & inspire a new generation!

Receive some expert advice and training on how to write, amend and publish articles for Wikipedia, and then help write new articles or improve existing articles about prominent Edinburgh University women, past and present, who are under-represented within Wikipedia.

PRE-REGISTRATION WITH THESE WIKI INSTRUCTIONS (click link)

3a) Wikipedia training (14:00-15:15)

3b) Afternoon tea (15:15-15:30; catering provided)

3c) Wikipedia Editing and Publishing: Edinburgh’s women in Computer Science (15:30-17:00)

You are welcome to bring your own topics of interest to write Wikipedia articles about too.

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Hope to see you there!

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