Wikileap, primary education initiative for creating open education materials, will be at the Interactive Technology in Education conference in Hämeenlinna. They will give a presentation on April 12 at 3.30 pm about open collaboratively written schoolbooks. One of the materials presented is Time of great wars wikibook which was topic of our workshop in March at the National Museum. Wikileap will also run their koodiesterata-workshop (coding challenge track) on the same day at 2 pm which is series of fun puzzles about different topics which participants need to solve.
Open Knowledge Finland and AvoinGLAM network will organize Junior Hackathon at the Helsinki City Museum. The idea behind the event is to get kids aged 7 to 15 and their parents to participate in workshops that combine coding with culture. The event features an audio workshop with Sonic Pi, junior level coding, real-time sensor data of the city and visual workshops like videoblogging and rephotographing. Wikimedia Finland will participate in the event with a nonstop workshop where participants can browse old pictures of Helsinki and soundscapes and add them to Wikipedia articles.
Ajapaik is a crowdsourcing platform created by the Estonian Photographic Heritage Society with the aim of geotagging and rephotographing old images. Currently, Ajapaik has mostly Estonian content (from public collections), but has also more than 1500 images from Finland and is integrated with the Finnish archives, libraries and museums Finna API so that content from finna.fi can be curated to Ajapaik.
In March Ajapaik released a rewritten version of its rephotography mobile app for Android. The application shows the nearest old photos available and allows you to easily rephotograph them. The idea of rephotography is to create then-and-now photo pairs and to get more detailed location data for the old photo. (example photo)
The new app was pilot tested with Finnish school children during a school club workshop in the Helsinki City Museum on March 1st. It will be used again with children during the Junior Hackathon. Wikimedia Finland is also planning to use Ajapaik as part of the rephotography track of Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Finland.