Wikipedia:Meetup/Ada Lovelace Edit-a-thon 2013 - Brown

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Ada Lovelace Day 2013 edit-a-thon, New England - Brown University

(remote participants also welcome)

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Now in its fifth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). Participants from around New England are invited to gather at Brown University to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields. (If you'd like to also participate in Earth Science Week and International Archaeology Day, we encourage edits/additions to articles on women in paleontology, archaeology, and the geosciences.)

This event is co-organized by Wikimedia New England and the Science and Technology Studies Program; Science Center; and Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown.

Providence, RI event details[edit]

  • Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 3:00pm to 8:30pm. Can’t be there the whole time? No problem. Join us for as little or as long as you like.
  • Venue: Room 305, Pembroke Hall, Brown University. Address: 172 Meeting Street, Providence, RI, USA
  • Cost: Free
  • Speakers: Anne Fausto-Sterling of Brown University; Maia Weinstock of Wikimedia New England; Michael Umbricht of the Ladd Observatory (slides from Mike's Wikipedia:GLAM talk are available online)
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to help preserve women’s STEM history! No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; the first hour will be devoted to the fundamentals of Wiki editing. As needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
  • Registration: To register, please sign up via one of the following avenues: add your Wikipedia username to the guest list below; RSVP to our Facebook event page; or send an email to
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Etherpad:
  • Twitter Hashtag: #AdaWikithon

Guest List[edit]

Confirmed Wikipedians attending[edit]

Online participants[edit]

If you cannot make it to Brown in person but would still like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so remotely. So that we can count you as having taken part, please add your name to the participant list below and also add any and all contributions under the #Results section. (Note: There will not be a webinar aspect for online participants; simply log in and log your contributions below to have them recorded.) And be sure to use the Twitter hashtag #AdaWikithon if you tweet about the event!

Suggested Topics[edit]


The following is a sampling of suggested articles to create or add upon. However, feel free to come up with your own ideas! In addition to the suggestions below, editors may 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; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc. Editors may also choose to focus on women in archaeology, paleontology, and geology as part of Earth Science Week and International Archaeology Day.

Articles needing creation[edit]

Recipients of the following awards:


Articles needing expansion and/or cleanup[edit]

Good Article nominees[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Maria Goeppert-Mayer - listed as a Natural sciences good article!


Women in STEM Resources[edit]

Note: Wikipedia pages that include lists of important women are all missing plenty of key people, so feel free to add to those lists

Editing Wikipedia Resources[edit]


Articles created or expanded (includes remote contributions from Oct 8 - Oct 18):

New articles created[edit]

Articles expanded, improved, or cleaned up[edit]

Event Photos[edit]


Consider joining one of the WikiProjects to continue contributing to articles throughout the year.