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Submissions/Wikipedia takes Ahmedabad: On recruiting newbies

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
Wikipedia takes Ahmedabad: On recruiting newbies
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Panel on photothons
Author of the submission
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

This presentation plans to be a part of the panel on photothons as outreach tools and how successful they are. Having conducted the Wikipedia Takes Ahmedabad photothon with around 75 participants and having generated over 800 photographs (see Commons:Category:Ahmedabad_1), there are lessons we learned in media uploading, outreach, measure of recruitment success and more. I would like to share the same and provide a better perspective on photothons- how to, what to and what not to.

Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)

Wikiculture and Community

Length of presentation/talk (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
10 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes, if I get a scholarship
Slides or further information (optional)
To be uploaded
Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)
All days are good

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