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 coloured in Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, inspiration for the University of Edinburgh’s media asset management system MediaHopper.
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.