Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) has organized a series of events to mark the tenth anniversary of the Bangla Wikipedia. The events included university-based Wikipedia workshops, rewarding the best Wikipedians, photography contest, photowalks, school programs and conference. This was the first country-wide event organized by WMBD engaging volunteers from across the country.
150 years ago, we first read about Alice, a rabbit hole, and a fantasy world filled with peculiar creatures; the first film based on Lewis Carroll’s most famous work was released 150 years ago.Read more
The second installment of ‘Wikipedia Picks’ includes a so-called “bad-boy bishop,” expensive tulips, and several swindlers.Read more
Forty-six years ago this week, the Apollo 11 mission took three men into outer space. Two of them, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, were the first humans to set foot on the surface of the Moon.Read more
Wikimedia Foundation software engineer Kunal Mehta started editing Wikipedia due to his passion for hockey and statistics. Having learned programming from Wikibooks, he now actively contributes to the software that also powers Wikipedia, and gives back to the community by mentoring new software developers.Read more
Find out how Wikipedia is covering this week’s current news events:
NASA’s New Horizons probe finally reaches, and photographs, Pluto and Charon.
The P5+1 countries, and Iran, sign an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
Formula One driver Jules Bianchi dies following an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
The United States and Cuba formally renew diplomatic relations in the so-called Cuban Thaw.
A bomb blast in the Turkish border region of Suruç kills 32 people and injures more than a hundred.
Students with Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey venture into the creation of professional-level videos both as tutorials for fellow students and to document innovations in Wikimedia workRead more
Wikidata hosted a menu challenge for restaurants, around the world, to expand their menus with key information. Participants used wikidata to provided wikidata labels, translations, images and more.Read more
A university teacher by profession and a Wikipedia volunteer by hobby, Leigh Thelmadatter has contributed articles ranging from Mexican dishes and beverages to biographies and churches. Today, she works with students to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of Mexico and its culture, and travels across the country in search of information worth sharing.Read more
At the recent Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, participants discussed the Collective Impact approach, and its applications for our movement. Nikki Zeuner, responsible for Development & Partnerships at Wikimedia Deutschland, introduces the approach and explains why it is relevant and useful to our movement, as we try to understand what makes collaboration work.Read more
Victory in Italy: court rules that the Wikimedia Foundation “is in a neutral position with respect to the content of the information drafted by its users”Read more