Join us for the...
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_requested_images_of_science and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_requested_images_of_technology
|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
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
- Rtbhive (talk) 12:13, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
- Pi.1415926535 (talk) 15:46, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
- Gkuriger (talk) 19:06, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
- MaudeMad (talk) 17:02, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
- 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
Please bring photos you have taken yourself that relate to science or interesting , such as:
- Photos of laboratory equipment in action
- illustrations or photos of specimens
- visualizations of mechanisms, maps, chemicals, data, etc (see commons:Category:Scientific visualizations)
- plants, animals, insects
- weather phenomena
- geological formations
- interesting places you have been
- buildings on the MIT campus
- See Requested images of science and Requested images of technology
Bring photos on a usb stick or on a google drive / dropbox file that you can access.
Suggested topics to edit
- Hacks of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (on Commons) use images in Photo Folder
- Minerals in the Harvard Museum of Natural History (on Commons) use images in Photo Folder
- Wikipedia:Year of Science
- Illustrating Wikipedia brochure
- Blurry on Copyright? Three tips for students and educators
- The National Archives Catalog
- Photo Folder