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

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Ada Lovelace Day 2013 edit-a-thon, Brussels - Variable

(remote participants also welcome)

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Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is often referred to as the world's first computer programmer. Initiated five years ago, the Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories and raising the achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Every year people organise their own events througout the world to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day around the 15th of October.

First time in Belgium, a special event is proposed to gather participants from Brussels region to update/improve/create Wikipedia entries on Women in Computing, Hacking, Electronic Literature, Digital Humanities & more !

This event is organized by Catherine Lenoble with the support of Wikimedia Belgium (in founding process) and kindly hosted by Constant at Constant_Variable in Schaerbeek, Brussels.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Tuesday, October 22th, 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Can’t be there the whole time? No problem. Join us for as little or as long as you like.
  • Venue: Variable, Rue Gallait 80, 1030 Schaerbeek.
  • Cost: Free
  • Co-leaders: Catherine Lenoble and Dimi_z
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to promote women’s achievements in STEM. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary ; the first hour will be devoted to the fundamentals of Wiki editing and tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
  • Registration: To register, please add your Wikipedia username to the guest list below or send an email to catherinelenoble [at] gmail [dot] org
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops. Refreshments will be provided, a soup offered and there will be time for informal exchanges afterwards.
  • Twitter Hashtag: #ALD2013 #BXL

Guest List[edit]

Confirmed Wikipedians attending[edit]

Online participants[edit]

If you cannot make it 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. Simply log in and log your contributions below to have them recorded. And be sure to use the Twitter hashtag #ALDBXL if you tweet about the event!

Suggested Topics[edit]

Come & edit entries on Women in Computing, Hacking, Electronic Literature, Digital Humanities & more ! The following is a sampling of articles to create or improve together. However, feel free to come up with your own ideas! 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.

Articles needing expansion and/or cleanup[edit]

Articles needing creation & translation[edit]

English Français Nederlands
Women in computing Femmes et informatique Vrouwen en informatica


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]


New articles created[edit]

Articles expanded or improved[edit]

Articles on the deleted list![edit]

Event Photos[edit]