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Title of the submission
Wikipedia Takes Your City (How to organize a Wikipedia photo scavenger hunt)
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Ryan Kaldari
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Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
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Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
So far, over a dozen cities have held Wikipedia photo scavenger hunts, contributing thousands of valuable images to Wikimedia projects. These events present a variety of unique challenges. This in-depth tutorial will cover everything you need to know to organize and facilitate a successful photo scavenger hunt for your city. Topics covered will include:
  • How to easily assemble a list of targets to photograph
  • How to promote and facilitate the event
  • How to get hundreds of photos uploaded to Commons at once
  • How to get them all properly described and categorized with minimal effort
  • How to facilitate the participation of non-Wikimedians (people without accounts)
I will discuss both logistical and technical issues, and present a quick overview of past events. I'll also give a walk-through of how to use the Photo Scavenger Hunt Tool on the Toolserver, both from a team's point of view and from an event administrator's point of view.
Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Culture and the Community
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