Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

15 October is recognised as Ada Lovelace Day and is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Wikimedia UK is proud to be a part of those celebrations. Along with Jisc, we’re supporting an editathon focusing on women in science which takes place today at the University of Oxford. Additionally, there is another editathon taking place on Saturday at Conway Hall, London. This session will work to create articles about notable and historic women. There are still some spaces available for this free event, so sign up on the project page linked above.

As if to illustrate that the ongoing campaign to encourage greater recognition of women in STEM, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour show featured a discussion of this topic, featuring our very own Daria Cybulska. UK readers of this blog can listen to the show here. The section about Ada Lovelace Day begins after around 7:45 of the recording.

This is an important issue and we thank and congratulate everyone working in this area. Happy Ada Lovelace Day!