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Submissions/Wikiexpedition - an approach to mix outreach and data collecting social activites

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission

Wikiexpedtion - an approach to mix outreach and data colecting social activites

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Przykuta/Polimerek/Yarl/Kocio (members of the Wikiexpedition team)

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Kocio (Przykuta)

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia Polska

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikiexpedtion is an expedition around one of the regions of Poland which is focused on gathering documentation concerning that region (especially photographic). Last year group of a dozen or so wikimedians took few thousands photos around Podlasie - 2500 of them have been already placed in Wikimedia Commons, which turned the region from poorest to the best covered in Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia among others in Poland. Last year expedition had also strong media and outreach effect, as we contacted local activitist, individual photographers and local journalists along our path. This year we organized similar expedition around pomeranian voivodeship just before Wikimania in Gdańsk. The presentation will present last year and this year effects of Wikiexpedition. We want to share our experience with general wikimedia community in hope to spread our idea, and to discuss possible cooperation with organizing future, international Wikiexpeditions.

Track (People and Community)

People and Community

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  1. guillom 21:36, 17 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Ravidreams 07:12, 20 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Eloquence 02:40, 21 May 2010 (UTC) (I saw a presentation of this at the Wikimedia Chapters meeting, and it's a wonderfully fascinating and even poetic story. I highly recommend inclusion in the Wikimania program.)[reply]
  4. Mayooranathan 21:51, 21 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
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