On the 15th October IT Services, with the Bodleian Libraries, will be running a Wikipedia editathon to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day: https://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adalovelace/
Wikipedia traditionally has what it calls a ‘women problem’ with a much lower percentage of female editors/contributors, and articles generally being male-orientated
The aim of the day is improve the coverage of women in STEM in Wikipedia, especially Oxford women, past and present. We particularly encourage women editors but all are welcome (from the University and outside). If you are in a STEM department please do disseminate the event, and we would love to see some of you there. Details on the event and how to register are below:
Women in Science Edit-a-thon
Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of the role of women in science!
Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer, and Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. This international day of celebration helps people learn about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike. This Wikipedia editathon celebrates the spirit of Ada Lovelace Day by helping people learn about the contribution of individual women to the world of science, and to add to and improve the coverage of individuals, events and resources related to women in science.