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Ada Lovelace Edit-a-Thon: Wikipedia Party to Promote Women's Achievements
- 10/21/2013 09:28 AM EDT U.S.
Students at Brown University threw the nerdiest party of all time: a Wikipedia edit party. The Ada Lovelace Edit-a-Thon, named after the woman credited as the first computer programmer, hoped to bring attention to the gender inequalities on the site. Apparently, men edit women 13-to-1 on the internet encyclopedia. Revelers used the hashtag #AdaWikithon to post scientific achievements by women in the hopes of bring more web attention.