Ada Lovelace Festival of Wikipedia, London event

3 October 2013

plus food and networking until 8.45pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps


BCS Women is joining forces with Wikimedia and Suw Charman-Anderson of Finding Ada, to celebrate Ada Lovelace day.

As well as the usual events on Ada Lovelace Day, October 15, this year BCS Women will be running a Festival of Wikipedia to add/update/ improve Wikipedia entries of Women In Computing.

The London event will be run on the 3rd October from 3.30pm until 7.30pm, in the BCS offices in the Davidson Building in Southampton Street. Training will be given by the leader and a Wikipedia volunteer. Refreshments will be provided and there will be food and time to network afterwards until 8.45 pm.

Watch a video produced by Wikipedia

Find out what was achieved at Ada Lovelace Event 2012 in London

Find out what was achieved in July 2013 at a joint Wikimedia UK, MRC and Royal Society organised ‘Women in Science’ themed editing event in celebration of Rosalind Franklin’s birthday

Virtual Editing Session

Lead: Cornelia Boldyreff,
This will take place in parallel with the London and Edinburgh events on 3rd October.
It will run using the Wikipedia London IRC channel and will be coordinated from the live London event.

All the information can be found here: and for those who just wish to use a web client, here's the simplest way to get started:

If you haven't used IRC before, it may be easiest to use a web client;this means you don't have to install any software on your computer. Just click here to join in, and then choose a username when prompted: You may be prompted to click through a security warning. It's fine.

Note - For this event, you will be supported on the IRC by Cornelia but will not be given training. See below useful links for new contributors.

Wikipedia general event page

If you cannot attend in person, or want to prepare yourself before attending, you can visit the pages below: