An edit-a-thon (sometimes written editathon ) is an organized event where editors of online communities such as Wikipedia , OpenStreetMap , and LocalWiki edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editors. They often involve meetups, but can be distributed as well. The word is a portmanteauof “edit” and ” marathon “.

Wikipedia edit-a-thons-have taken up at Wikimedia chapter headquarters, accredited educational institutions Including Sonoma State University , Arizona State University , The University of Victoria in Canada; as well as cultural institutions Such As museums or archives . The events-have included topics Such As cultural heritage site, museum collections, women’s history , art, feminism, narrowing Wikipedia’s gender gap , social justice issues, and other topics. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] Women and African Americans and the LGBT community are using a Wikipedia’s sexual and racial makeup. [7] Some have been organized by Wikipedians in residence . The longest editathon took place at the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City from June 9 to 12, 2016, where Wikimedia Mexico volunteers and museums staff edited during 72 continuous hours. This editathon was also recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest. [8] [9] The longest editing took place at the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City from June 9 to 12, 2016, where Wikimedia Mexico volunteers and museums staff edited during 72 continuous hours. This editathon was also recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest. [8] [9] The longest editathon took place at the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City from June 9 to 12, 2016, where Wikimedia Mexico volunteers and museums staff edited during 72 continuous hours. This editathon was also recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest. [8] [9]

The OpenStreetMap community also has hosted a number of edit-a-thons. [10] [11]

See also

  • hackathon

References

  1. Jump up^ Lavin, Talia (2016-03-11). “A Feminist Edit-a-Thon Seeks to Reshape Wikipedia” . The New Yorker . ISSN  0028-792X . Retrieved 2016-07-30 .
  2. Jump up^ Content, Sara Boboltz Associate Editor of Viral; Post, The Huffington (2015-04-15). “Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia’s Gender And Racial Bias Problem” . The Huffington Post . Retrieved 2016-07-30 .
  3. Jump up^ “Social Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon workshop – University of Victoria” . www.uvic.ca . Retrieved 2016-07-30 .
  4. Jump up^ Smith, Michelle R. (16 October 2013). “Female scientists getting their due on Wikipedia” . Associated Press . Retrieved 2016-07-30 .
  5. Jump up^ Katzner, Ben (1 February 2014). “SCSU group participates in edit-a-thon for Wikipedia website” . St. Cloud Times . Retrieved 5 February 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ Koh, Adeline (30 May 2013). “How to Organize Your Own Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon” . The Chronicle of Higher Education . Retrieved 5 February 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ Reynosa, Peter. “Why Do not More Latinos Contribute to Wikipedia?” . El Tecolote . Retrieved December 4, 2015 .
  8. Jump up^ “México ganó a nuevo record Guinness y seguro te va a ser útil” . Dinero in Imagen.com (in Spanish) . Retrieved 2016-06-13 .
  9. Jump up^ Cruz y Corro, Andres; Fernanda López, María (22 July 2016). “Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record” . Wikimedia Blog . Retrieved 2016-07-30 .
  10. Jump up^ Villeda, Ian (12 April 2013). “OpenStreetMap #Editathon at MapBox” . Retrieved 7 April 2014 .
  11. Jump up^ Foster, Mike (18 October 2013). “Fall 2013 OpenStreetMap Editathon” . Archived from the original on 8 April 2014 . Retrieved 7 April 2014 .

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