[Wikihi-l] Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India)

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[Wikihi-l] Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India)

Krishna Chaitanya Velaga-2
Greetings,

I am planning for Wikigraphists Bootcamp in India, please fill out the survey form to help the organizers. Your responses will help organizers understand what level of demand there is for the event (how many people in your community think it is important that the event happens).

Survey form: https://goo.gl/forms/JeyW7vDzGnYohdyv2

To start with, English Wikipedia has a dedicated team of editors to work on computer generated images, illustrations, and maps. The platform is referred as the Graphics Lab <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Graphics_Lab>, and the contributors are called Wikigraphists. Wikigraphists work to improve the quality of the images that have been proposed by the community. This involves work such as extracting key elements from photos, improving the color of images or emphasizing the main subject, stitching multiple images together and often vectorizing images — converting to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). They also create new drawings, diagrams and maps when requests are made to do so. The Graphics lab functions as Illustration workshop, Photography workshop, and Maps workshop, depending upon the type of request by a user.

However, the use of SVG format, and other above mentioned graphic techniques are not seen much seen in practice among the Indian community. The plan is to organize a bootcamp for 3–4 days to train the participants on the above said. The workshop will emphasize on the "Graphics lab" of Wikipedia, and the technicalities and image parameters of Quality images (QI) and Featured pictures (FP), on Wikimedia Commons. At the end of the day, the participants will turn out to have knowledge to create drawings, illustrations, diagrams, maps, graphs, bar charts etc. and get to know to how to tune the images to meet the QI and FP criteria.

Survey form: https://goo.gl/forms/JeyW7vDzGnYohdyv2

Regards,
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
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