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Ada Lovelace Day 2016

Hi all,

Just a gentle reminder that Ada Lovelace Day 2016 will be coming up on Tuesday 11th October 2016 and we will be looking to reconvene a working group to prepare for an Ada Lovelace day of events; incorporating a Wikipedia editathon celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

http://findingada.com/

The focus might shift a little this year to female mentors given that Mary Somerville is to grace the £10 note this year so with an extra focus on women in maths too.

If you were part of the working group last year then we’d love to get the group reconvened and if anyone who wasn’t involved last year would like to be this year then we’d love to hear your ideas too; hopefully building (geddit?) on the success of the Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Lego and Raspberry Pi covers from last year. Similarly, if you know of someone who would like to be involved then please feel free to forward on the event details and let them know I’d love to hear from them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Events_and_Workshops/Ada_Lovelace_Day_2016

I’ve created the Wikipedia event page accordingly so that we can populate it over the next few months with some notable women in STEM.

Other projects are in development too. If you would like to be involved in them then email me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh#Projects_in_Development

Many thanks,

Ewan

Book your place now

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.

@DigitalEdUni / #ALD15 / #ALD15EDUNI

Hope to see you there!