Women of the University of Edinburgh - Ada Lovelace Day Editathon 2015

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Women of the University of Edinburgh - part of Ada Lovelace Day 2015 - In a nutshell

About the event

The Women of the University of Edinburgh Editathon is being held as part of the University of Edinburgh's very first Ada Lovelace Day, on Tuesday 13 October 2015. Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The schedule includes:

  • guest speakers
  • composing music with algorithms
  • building Raspberry Pi enclosures with LEGO
  • metadata games (University of Edinburgh’s Library and University Collections division)
  • Wikipedia training session and edit-a-thon
  • and much more!

The Editathon in the afternoon will aim to update Wikipedia with biographies of notable women of the University (including staff and alumni) who are currently missing from the encyclopedia. Our hit list is below.

How do I prepare?
We Can Edit


The full programme for the day is available here. 14:00-15:15: Wikipedia training session 15:15-15:30: Break - Refreshments will be provided 15:30-17:00: Editathon


Training and support will be provided by Sara Thomas, Wikipedian in Residence at Museums Galleries Scotland.


The following articles have been suggested for creation or improvement. Please note Wikipedia's standards of notability, and guidelines for biographies of living persons. It is advised that all articles contain a minimum of 250 words and 3 external references. Biographies should clearly state why the individual is notable.

Content improved on the day

  1. Martha Palmer
  2. Jane Hillston
  3. Jennie Lee
  4. Judy Delin
  5. Kim Binstead
  6. Johanna Moore
  7. Philippa Gardner
  8. Judy Robertson
  9. Ada Lovelace (Persian Wikipedia)
  10. Judith Good
  11. Sophia Jex Blake

Further information

You may find these useful if you want to learn further about editing: