This week we celebrated Ada Lovelace Day at the University of Edinburgh with a fabulously eclectic and fun range of activities and a Wikipedia Editathon to enhance to coverage of women in STEM. Here’s a few few highlights from the day 🙂
I got to meet the real live Lego Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage <3 Thank you Stewart Cromar for brining them along.
We made musical fruit with BBC micro:bits. Okay “musical” might be a bit of a stretch but we did get the banana to make noises.
Mairi Walker from Maths showed us how to built Lego calculators
We played played Metadata Games, which I won! Anne Marie Scott beat me last year but I was determined to win this year. Looks like metadata is the only thing I get really competitive about :} Here I am with my prize – Ada’s emo teenage boyfriend.
And most importantly, we created 4 new Wikimedia articles, translated 5 into Portuguese, and improved 9 more articles all about women in STEM. You can read more about the days outputs of the day Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Outputs.