Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
16

Tuesday, 16 October

6 9 pm EDT

GA Atlanta, Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

500 Women Scientists logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

16

Tuesday, 16 October

6 9 pm EDT

GA Atlanta, Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

500 Women Scientists logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day to celebrate the contributions of self-identifying women to science, technology, engineering, and math. To celebrate their achievements, 500 Women Scientists and our allies in Atlanta are gathering to share their work on Wikipedia's pages.

While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, notching up more than 32 million views a day, less than 18%, of its English-language biographies are about women. So in honor of Ada Lovelace—and her contributions to mathematics and computing—we'll work to add more entries to Wikipedia and give you the tools to keep making the Internet less sexist after our Wikipedia edit-a-thon. All you have to do is come armed with a laptop or tablet!

Prereqs & Preparation

  1. Come with your laptop or tablet.
  2. Create a Wikipedia account here
  3. Make your edits count! Register on our dashboard to track our collective edits and measure our impact as Wiki-thons take place around the world over the week.
  4. (Optional) If you’d like to do some training on how to edit beforehand to familiarize yourself, you can check out a tutorial here. Of course, we’ll go over the ins and outs of editing during the event as well so this is totally optional! To read more about why editing Wikipedia is such a powerful tool to combat gender inequity in science, you can check out this editorial in Nature.

About Our Partners

500 Women Scientists

500 Women Scientists is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization which advocates for diversity and inclusivity in the sciences, increased scientific literacy through public engagement, engagement in science policy, and empowering women in science. The local Atlanta pod is comprised of postdoctoral researchers, research scientists, science educators, faculty, and grad students from multiple universities, colleges, and research institutions throughout the Atlanta area. To learn more about our local pod, please visit: https://sites.google.com/view/atl500womenscientists/.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

Coming up near you

Let’s Keep You Updated

Enter your email to start following

By providing us with your email, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.