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Programmers worldwide participate in Wikipedia’s Coding Challenge


The
October 2011 Coding Challenge has begun! Programmers are invited to enhance MediaWiki, the software that powers Wikipedia, by one of the following features:

  • Mobile Photo Upload – upload images and video via smartphone
  • Making Wikipedia More Alive – surface change in real-time
  • Wikipedia Slideshow – showcase Wikipedia’s beautiful multimedia

After less than a day, 500 contestants from 80 countries had already signed up to participate, but submissions are still welcome until November 7.


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