Video game developer Elonka Dunin is a multilingual Wikipedia editor with a knack for cryptology. Photo by Suzy Gorman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5

Discovering a community through cryptology: Elonka Dunin

Video game developer Elonka Dunin is a multilingual editor with a knack for cryptology. Find out how her work on unsolved codes led her to join the Wikipedia community.

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Group photo of the first Editatona. Photo by Lulu.barrera, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Editatona: Helping women edit Wikipedia in Mexico

The Editatona is an edit-a-thon for women only. Wikimedia Mexico is developing this new program to engage more women to participate on Wikimedia. Here are the results of their first two events this year.

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Guy Kawasaki is a noted author, entrepreneur and internet evangelist. He will bring a wealth of experience on the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees. Photo by Nohemi Kawasaki, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Guy Kawasaki as board member

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that Guy Kawasaki is joining the Board of Trustees. Mr. Kawasaki is a noted author, entrepreneur and internet evangelist, who will bring a wealth of experience and perspective to our movement.

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The Wikimedia movement works because it brings together many different perspectives to solve complex problems. Join the community consultation to plan our strategy together. Group photo of Wikimania 2014 participants by Ralf Roletschek, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0

Wikimedia Highlights, February 2015

Here’s what happened on the Wikimedia Blog last month: we shared favorite articles about love for Valentine’s Day; learned who links to Wikipedia; hosted a strategy consultation; reported on edit-a-thons for Black History Month – and reviewed winning photos for Wiki Loves Africa.

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Terry Gilbey joins the Wikimedia Foundation as interim Chief Operating Officer. Photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Terry Gilbey as COO; bids farewell to Gayle Karen Young

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce that Terry Gilbey has joined us as interim Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Executive Director Lila Tretikov.

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Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
Photo by Carlos Delgado, CC BY-SA 4.0

Art+Feminism Events on International Women’s Day

Over 75 edit-a-thons were hosted worldwide, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia — and improve articles about women in the arts, feminism and gender.

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An image from a 1973 London School of Economics appeal for funds for its library. Photo by London School of Economics and Political Science's Library, free licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Wikimedia Foundation adopts Open Access Policy to support free knowledge

The Wikimedia Foundation announces a new policy to make all research it directly supports freely available to the public under open licenses.

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The Wikipedia Library Team (owl included) reflects on its new Visiting Scholars Program -- and the new content and collaborations it makes possible. Logo by Heather Walls, CC-BY-SA-3.0

What happens when you give a Wikipedia editor a research library?

The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program gives editors special access to university and library resources, which helps them improve content quality and support new collaborations, as part of the Wikipedia Library project.

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Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. Photo by Janet Chapman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Raspberry Pi in Masekelo: Bringing Wikipedia to a school without electricity

Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. (…)

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Italian fashion history is not well covered on Wikipedia. Librarian Virginia Gentilini is helping turn that around.
Photo by Victor Grigas, free licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Why Italian fashion history should be just a click away: Virginia Gentilini

Italy is a global leader in the fashion industry. But Italian fashion history is not well covered on Wikipedia. Librarian Virginia Gentilini explains why. (…)

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