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Ada Lovelace Day: Volunteer to Strengthen Wikipedia’s Entries on Women in STEM Fields

Portrait of Ada LovelaceTo quote the Finding Ada web site, “Ada Lovelace Day is an international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths.”

As I have written before, Ada Lovelace is an early nineteenth-century example of a hacker, and I don’t just mean in the sense of someone who enjoys working with computers but also in the sense of someone who enjoys tinkering with things, finding solutions, looking for perhaps unconventional workarounds to problems.

This year, a particularly noteworthy event is the Ada Lovelace Edit-a-thon happening today on Wikipedia: “[p]articipants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] fields… If you cannot make it to Harvard in person but would still like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so remotely.”

More information about Ada Lovelace Day:

Which women in science, technology engineering, and mathematics would you want to recognize on Ada Lovelace Day?

[Public domain image from Wikimedia Commons.]

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