UPDATE NOTE ON 9/22/2016: THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED. WE ARE SEEING IF WE CAN HOLD THE EDITATHON AS PART OF THATCAMP GAINESVILLE IN APRIL.
Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women and science, is October 11, 2016. At UF, we’re currently planning a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon or Wikithon. For more on Ada Lovelace Day and worldwide events, see: http://findingada.com/worldwide-events/
At UF, we’re currently planning on developing a list of topics, areas, people for the group to create and edit pages. Please suggest areas and topics to the group (leader is Sara Russell Gonzalez).
We’re looking at a 3 hour block in the afternoon (likely 1-4pm, or another time, depending on when seems best for grad student collaborators on this). Thanks to Tara Cataldo for checking and finding on entries needed, and to the team for brainstorming on options, including: opportunities with pages needed: Liz Wing, Pam Soltis, Julie Johnson, Janet Yamamoto, more people from CISE, faculty covered from the last Ada Lovelace Day exhibit, NAS members; people from the Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research; and expansion needed for Marjorie Harris Carr, Rachel Carson, Linda Hudson, Cammy Abernathy. And, so many more folks and topics to add with so much work to be done to make Wikipedia and even more useful resource for learning about academic research and leading researchers.
Many groups are already in contact and working on plans for this. It looks like UFIT will also be invited, and hopefully take part in this! Also, UF Press will be invited–who are the authors, people, topics covered in awesome publications by UF Press folks!
More on UF activities will be known and shared soon (including a registration page, which will be optional, but help support on the event!)!