Submissions/How to conduct a successfull Edit a thon and Tools you need it - A Malayalam Wikipedia Experience

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 2017 Subject - C9 and C5
Title of the submission

How to conduct a successfull Edit a thon and Tools you need it - A Malayalam Wikipedia Experience

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

lecture

Author of the submission

Ranjith S SUL

Email : ranjith.sajeev at gmail.com

Language of presentation

English

E-mail address

ranjith.sajeev@gmail.com

Username

Ranjithsiji

Country of origin

India

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog

http://smashingweb.info

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Edit a thons are real boosters to wikipedia in terms of increasing number of articles, quality of article, increase user engagement, find new editors. The target of this presentation is showcase how to conduct online edit a thon in a wikipedia. Also trying to explain the tools used to start an edit a thon, tools used track the event, provide daily statistics, ideal time frame of the event, how to co-ordinate offline meetups associated with the event etc. I am trying to share my experience of conducting an edit a thon in Malayalam Wikipedia. Also how I created the tool [1] to track the event live. Templates and code snippets to manage the online event which last for a month or two.

What will attendees take away from this session?

1) How to organize an edit a thon which boost number of articles

2) Tools and templates needed to manage an edt a thon

3) How manage and track the progress, how to inspire editors

Theme of presentation

Technology

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

intermediate

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
maybe
Slides or further information (optional)
Slides and some checklist, Documents are available. Will update soon.
Special requests
Projector, Pin Mic, HDMI Cable for Projector, Power.
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final
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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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  1. Saguaromelee (talk) 19:26, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. MB-one (talk) 13:19, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  3. RachelWex (talk) 21:43, 11 April 2017 (UTC)