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Ada Lovelace Wikipedia day celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math by adding and improving Wikipedia pages on women in the sciences. You can learn how to edit and write for Wikipedia and learn more about women in

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Cornell and Ithaca community members, 

Join us at this edit-a-thon to honor and highlight under-recognized women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields!

We want to make Wikipedia a more inclusive space. While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, reaching up to 32 million views a day, less than 18% of its English-language biographies are about women.

There’s no better time to do it than on Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the contributions of self-identifying women in STEM.

No prior Wikipedia editing experience is necessary and we’ll provide training from 5:00 - 5:30PM. 

This is a virtual event, and you have to register to get the zoom link
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
5PM to 7PM 
Have your contributions count! Join the Wikipedia Dashboard to have your editing added to the event count. 

Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to help preserve women’s STEM history! No Wikipedia editing experience necessary, as the first hour will be devoted to the fundamentals of Wiki editing.

Editing assistance will be provided as needed throughout the event for Wikipedia newcomers.

Women editors are particularly encouraged to attend!

Find additional editing information on our event page from last year. 


Wikipedia Workshop

Learn how to edit in Wikipedia by attending a workshop!
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 4:30 PM.  Register Here!

Who is Ada Lovelace?

Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician, commonly known as the first computer programmer. Learn more about her on her Wikipedia Page, or the story 'Cracking Codes'

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Our Edit-a-thon aims to increase the representation of women in STEM in Wikipedia and promote these role models.

Check out the official website to learn more: Finding Ada.

AIMS of Ada Lovelace Day

• to highlight the achievements, discoveries and inventions of women in STEM
• to create new role models for girls and women alike by telling the stories of women in STEM
• to encourage girls and women to study and work in the STEM fields by both inspiring them
and helping to develop their skills

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