Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Mexico/June 2016

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June 4
  • Forestal Editathon at Reforestamos México NGO offices, Mexico City.
=> Metrics: 25 attendees, 140 edits, 71907 bytes added, 10 new Wikipedia articles
=> Photos of the event
June 6
  • Transmission of Möebius radio show: "From Jaime López to Brozo".
June 7
  • Talk about Free and Open knowledge at City Lab.
June 9 - 12
  • Editatón 72 hours with Rodin at the Soumaya Museum. With this edition we achieved the second Guinness world record for the Wikimedia movement.
=> Metrics: 101 attendees, 2948 edits, 1511882 bytes added, 329 new Wikipedia articles
=> Photos of the event (250)
=> Report at Wikimedia Mexico Blog by User:Salvador alc
=> Report at Wikimedia Global Blog by User:Andycyca
June 13
  • Transmission of Möebius radio show: "From Reddit to street food".
  • Wikipedia Editing Workshop to teachers from UNAM's Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades Plantel Sur
June 20
  • Transmission of Möebius radio show: "From Hanging Gardens of Babylon to Andy Warhol".
June 20
  • Talk about the social construction of knowledge in Wikipedia by Pepe Flores in Anita Chan's class at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
June 25
  • Wikipedia Monthly Workshop at Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City


The mother of all editathons: 72 hours Editathon at Museo Soumaya[edit]

Video of the edithaton produced by Wikimedia Foundation
Proudly global holders of the Guinness World Record for the Longest Editathon

“The collaboration between Wikimedia Mexico and Museo Soumaya, a museum in Mexico City, have been long and prosperous, and now it can be described as officially amazing—at least according to Guinness World Records, as we now hold the record of the longest-ever Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

The two organizations partnered for #72HorasConRodin (72 hours with Rodin, an artist who is considered to be the “father of modern sculpture”) last June when the museum opened their metaphorical doors (and literal library) to Wikimedia enthusiasts eager to learn about art.

During the three days, the museum staff became active editors on the Spanish Wikipedia in their areas of expertise, mostly about their research lines, art conservation and education in museums, while expert Wikipedians assisted in matters of style, technical issues, and usage of the visual editor. Even though they didn’t always write new articles, they had enough expertise to find out factual mistakes or misunderstandings in articles and to correct them with appropriate sources.”