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Images of Science and Technology Edit-a-thon

Join us to learn about how to contribute photographs and other media to Wikimedia Commons, a collection of 30+ million freely licensed media files that can be used in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Despite the size of this collection, many topics are missing photographs and other important visuals. Our theme for this event is science! Our goal is to enhance and illustrate articles about science and technology.
We’ll cover how Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons can work together, some easy ways to contribute to Wikimedia Commons, and the free licenses that govern these projects. Bring photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and other visualizations (that you have taken or created and are willing to upload to Commons.) These can feature scientific equipment, laboratory experiments and phenomena, samples or examples, plants or animals, or anything else you can think of that would be useful to Wikipedia! For example, if you work in a lab, try documenting your equipment and how it is used. Or bring photographs of interesting places you have been, buildings on your campus, etc. Please no pictures that focus on people, and please only bring pictures you have taken and have the rights to.
You can get ideas for requested images at and
Images of Science and Technology
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When and Where
Date Friday, October 21, 2016
Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Address MIT, bldg. 14N-132 DIRC
City, State Cambridge, MA

When and Where[edit]

Friday, October 21, 2016 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, building 14N-132 DIRC

You may also join us remotely from wherever you are!


All are welcome to participate, newcomer and veteran alike. This is open to the MIT community and the public at large.

Register here, on our Event Dashboard

On-site attendees[edit]

Remote attendees[edit]

Remote attendees are welcome to participate in the edit-a-thon, but will not have access to the live presentation and trainers. Please enter your Wikipedia user name below.


Attendees may come and go throughout the session. Bring your laptop! Snacks will be provided.

What to bring[edit]

Please bring photos you have taken yourself that relate to science or interesting , such as:

Bring photos on a usb stick or on a google drive / dropbox file that you can access.

Suggested topics to edit[edit]



Images Uploaded[edit]

Images Added to Articles[edit]

Rubus parviflorus -- MaudeMad

Articles Created[edit]

Articles Expanded[edit]