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Wicipedia Cymraeg: A few milestones

Blog by Robin Owain, Wikimedia UK Manager In December 1996 I uploaded around 150 of my published poems on a website, ”Rebel ar y We” (‘Rebel on the Web’), available to all, free of charge. In 2005, after my son’s illness, I changed the title to ”Rhedeg ar Wydr” (‘Running on a Glass Roof’). A… read more »

WMUK and National Library of Scotland are hiring a Gaelic Wikipedian

Wikimedia UK and the National Library of Scotland are advertising for a Gaelic Wikipedian to help promote the Scottish Gaelic Wikipedia, Uicipeid. Following a successful funding application to Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the department of the Scottish government which promotes Gaelic, we will be appointing a Gaelic Wikimedian who will work throughout Scotland to promote the… read more »

Somerville, science and wikipedia

From Martin Poulter, Bodleian Libraries Wikimedian in Residence. Also published on the Bodleian Libraries blog. In the early 19th century, Mary Somerville was a celebrity scientist. One of her works was the best-selling science book of the time, until overtaken by Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. She published on astronomy, biology, atomic theory, and… read more »

Celebrate women in science with Wikipedia

This post was written by Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, and was originally published on the library’s blog. This October will mark the bicentenary of Ada Augusta Byron, otherwise known as Ada Lovelace, often called the first computer programmer. Among the many events happening in Oxford this autumn, the Bodleian Libraries and IT… read more »

Women’s History Month retrospective – Rosalind Franklin’s birthday

This month we are taking a look back at some of the Wikipedia gender gap projects we have worked on over the past couple of years. Today, we go back to July 2013… Back in July 2013 Wikimedia UK partnered with the Royal Society and the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) to celebrate the… read more »

Women’s History Month – revisiting our work on the Wikipedia gender gap

The Wikipedia gender gap is well documented and is one of the biggest challenges facing the global Wikimedia movement. To help support this campaign Wikimedia UK is running a retrospective review of its projects related to gender over the last few years. This will take place during March – Women’s History Month. As a chapter Wikimedia UK… read more »

AdaCamp Berlin 2014 – a summary account

This post was written by Roberta Wedge, Gender Gap Project Worker Ada Camp is a weekend-long event bringing together women in open technology and culture for mutual support. It was created by the Ada Initiative, which exists to support women in these fields. I attended Ada Camp Berlin (of which Wikimedia UK was a sponsor)… read more »

Ada Lovelace Day – a women in science editathon

This post was written by Sarah Staniforth, Wikipedian and Wikimedia UK volunteer Tuesday 14th was this year’s Ada Lovelace Day, with people around the world dedicating events to Ada Lovelace, the mathematician who is often described as having been the world’s first computer programmer, as well as other women in science. Volunteers from Wikimedia UK… read more »

Welcoming our Programme Intern

This section was written by Daria Cybulska, Programme Manager One of Wikimedia UK’s key aims as a charity is to teach under-represented groups how to edit Wikipedia (women make up about 10% of editors), and develop under-represented content (e.g. Women in Science). Wikimedia UK has been running ‘Women in Science’ editathons for the last two… read more »

Scholarships for UK based attendees of AdaCamp Berlin 2014

This post was written by Daria Cybulska, Wikimedia UK Programme Manager AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture. It brings women together to build community, share skills, discuss problems with open tech/culture communities that affect women, and find ways to address them. It has been taking place for… read more »

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