Join a global edit-a-thon to create more biographies of women in STEM on Wikipedia.
Inspired by English mathematician and pioneer computer programmer Ada Lovelace, a group of volunteers are holding a 24-hour global event to create more biographies of women in STEM on Wikipedia.
This combined New Zealand and Australia event on 12 August 2021 will go from noon New Zealand time (NZST), then in Australia from 3pm until 8 pm Sydney time AEDT, covering a total of 10 hours of the 24 hour event and then handing off to Wikipedia friends in Asia, Africa, and the UK.
This edit-a-thon is especially for people who want to learn how to edit Wikipedia and create new biographies about women. There will be coaching available for the duration of the event with four sessions run first by a team in Aotearoa and then a team in Australia.
Training sessions for new Wikipedians will be held at 3pm and 6.30pm AEDT. No experience required!
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and covers a range of careers from architect through to aeronautical engineer, including chemist, data analyst, epidemiologist, biologist, doctor, food technologist, data analyst and software product designer.
Read more about the event.