Map of established wikimeetups for All Ukraine Wikimarathon
From January, 28 until January 30, Wikimarathon was running in Ukrainian Wikipedia, dedicated to its 13th anniversary. The aim was to attract as many people as possible to enrich free encyclopedia and to have a record number of new articles as for three days. To make it easier for all interested and existing editors to take part in the motion and collaborate face to face, Wikimedia Ukraine inspirited and supported meetups for these days. More than 30 settlements were on the Wikimarathon`s meetups map and nearly 20 of them were hosted by public or university libraries. Volunteers have collaborated with the libraries to host wikimeetups, where everyone could come and take part in Wikimarathon and check books for information. The events brought together a diverse group of Wikipedians, students, schoolchildren, libraries patrons, and librarians to add and improve Wikipedia content.
Wikimarathon resulted in 2031 articles (428 were created by bots). So the average daily number was 4 times bigger than average number of articles created in Ukrainian Wikipedia along the year. 558 users reacted to Wikimedia Ukraine`s appeal by contributing new article, among them 165 registered during Wikimarathon days. Some piece of that statistics was reached due to wikimeetups.