The Laboratorio para la Ciudad agency and the own Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (the official name of Mexico City subway) provided us documents and a dataset with up to date figures of afluency to the system. The Mexico City Metro is the second largest metro system in North America after the New York City Subway. In 2012, the system served 1.609 billion passengers, placing it as the eighth highest ridership in the world. This is the first editathon where Wikimedia Mexico used open government data to enrich the Spanish Wikipedia.
At the end more than 60 articles were edited. In addition, Metro officials and staff attended the event, answering questions about the system to the Wikimedia Mexico editors and we also talked to them about their experiences working in one of the largest metro systems in the world.
The Editatona: Helping women edit Wikipedia in Mexico
Wikimedia Mexico has started a new program called the Editatona (our feminine word for ‘Editathon’ in Spanish): this editing marathon for women aims to increase gender diversity on the Spanish Wikipedia. We have already hosted two Editatonas this year — and plan two more in 2015, with a focus on Latin America and Spanish-speaking Wikimedia organizations.
Our first Editatona took place on January 31, 2015, bringing together 36 women participants who came in-person — and five more who joined online; this Editatona was held in the Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir, an institution devoted to women, gender gap investigations and empowerment workshops. The second Editatona took place on March 14, 2015, gathering 25 women in-person and three more online participants; it was held in Mexico City’s Biblioteca Vasconcelos, the venue for Wikimania 2015 this summer.