We’re only a few days away from celebrating Wikipedia’s 10th anniversary on Saturday, January 15th, and today the Wikimedia Foundation has officially announced it to the world.
Recently, I let you know that there were about 65 events happening. Today, there are more than 300. That growth is amazing, and as usual the dedication and creativity of the volunteers that make Wikipedia work is nothing short of astounding.
Numbers alone really fail to tell the story of just what we’re doing to commemorate “Wikipedia Day” in 2011 though. Of the hundreds of events on six continents, they all demonstrate a passion for free knowledge. Many more events combine our movement’s unique mission with activities that really suit the local community. From a Campus Party in São Paulo to a workshop and kite flying festival in Bangladesh, all of these events are powerful examples of the diversity we’re striving for in our movement. Many of these events have their own localized 10th anniversary designs – the Chinese Wikipedia 10 logo on this post is one.
I encourage you to browse the full list of events on ten.wikipedia.org, and to include editors, readers, and donors as you reflect on Wikipedia’s first 10 years. Wherever or however you choose to celebrate, this is a historic moment, and we’d like to thank you for making it happen.
Community Dept. Fellow