Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Ada Lovelace Edit-a-thon - Harvard
|U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University
(remote participants also welcome)
Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Participants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Cambridge, MA event details
Confirmed Wikipedians attending
If you cannot make it to Harvard in person but would still like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so remotely. Suggested articles appear below, or you may add or contribute to one of your choosing. So that we can count you as having participated, please also add any and all contributions under the #Results section below. (Note: There will not be a webinar aspect for online participants; simply log in and log your contributions below to have them "counted!") And be sure to use the Twitter hashtag #ALDWikithon if you tweet about the event!
Additional Ada Lovelace Day 2012 Edit-a-thons
For those who speak Swedish, check out the Swedish Wiki edit-a-thon event.
A few days after Ada Lovelace Day, in association with Wikimedia UK and the Royal Society, groups will be holding women-in-STEM Wiki edit-a-thons in England and India. Both events welcome remote contributors!
Suggested Topics for U.S. edit-a-thon
The following is a sampling of suggested articles to create or add upon. However, feel free to come up with your own ideas! You may also consider cleaning up articles on more well-known women STEMmers, such as Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Grace Hopper, Elizabeth Blackwell, Emmy Noether or Ada Lovelace herself. Helpful updates could be as simple as making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional. See also the Royal Society/UK-focused list here.
Articles needing creation
Indian women scientists
Articles needing expansion and/or cleanup
Resources: Women in STEM
Note: Wikipedia pages that include lists of important women are all missing plenty of key people, so feel free to add to those lists
Resources: Editing Wikipedia
Articles created or expanded:
Before the event
On the day
New articles created
Articles expanded or improved