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Join the MIT Libraries, EECS GSA and EECS GW6 on Friday, November 2 as we celebrate women in computing and engineering! We'll celebrate Millie Dresselhaus's birthday (Nov 11) and Ada Lovelace Day (Oct 10) by editing and improving Wikipedia articles on the work and lives of female engineers and computer scientists, with a particular focus on documenting and explaining their work and technical achievements.

 

Learn how to edit Wikipedia over lunch and then spend the afternoon exploring, adding to and editing the world’s largest open access project. Everyone is welcome, including new and experienced Wikipedia editors, and editing in any language (not just English) is welcome! Join us to take a break from the lab and share your technical knowledge and enthusiasm for science and engineering with the world.

 

Time and date:

 

Friday November 2, 12-4pm, 12-0168 (in the new Nano building). Please join us for any portion of the event, but do register so we have an accurate count for lunch.

 

 

Schedule:

12:00p-1:00p - Lunch, Wikipedia introduction and editing class

1:00p-3:30p - edit-a-thon -- work on articles: get one-on-one help from experienced Wikipedia editors, librarians and writing instructors. Use MIT Library resources to add citations and information.

3:30p-4:00p - edit-a-thon discussion and report-out

Learn more and propose articles to work on here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Fall_2018_Women_in_Computing

Date:
Friday, November 2, 2018
Time:
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Greta Suiter
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Phoebe Ayers