Valerie Juarez: Bug wrangler in-training

Valerie Juarez joined the Wikimedia Foundation as a full-time intern through the FLOSS Outreach Program for Women, an initiative of the GNOME foundation. With internships available at several organizations, Juarez was immediately intrigued by the bug management/triaging position with Wikimedia, and contacted the project manager: Wikimedia’s Bug Wrangler, Andre Klapper….

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Gayle Karen Young: Supporting Wikimedia’s dynamic culture

Before Gayle Karen Young joined the Wikimedia Foundation as the Chief Culture and Talent Officer she thought of Wikipedia as simply an online encyclopedia. “I considered Wikipedia a website and I was only familiar with English Wikipedia, so I thought it was an online reference source and didn’t realize at…

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The Impact of Wikipedia: David Shankbone

David Shankbone’s photos are on more than 5,000 Wikipedia articles For Wikimedian David Shankbone, contributing to a Wikipedia article isn’t just about the words, it’s about the complete picture. Although he does edit text, his primary contribution is his photos, which illustrate over five thousand articles on Wikipedia. “People are…

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The Impact of Wikipedia: Srikeit Tadepalli and Noopur Raval

Srikeit Tadepalli and Noopur Raval, friends and Wikimedians Contributing to Wikipedia is more than just editing for Srikeit Tadepalli and Noopur Raval, it’s about giving back by spreading the word about the movement. Although, Tadepalli and Raval are active editors, they primarily focus their efforts on community outreach within India. Tadepalli began editing…

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The Impact of Wikipedia: Oarabile Mudongo

(This video is part of a series for this year’s Wikimedia Foundation fundraiser. You can support Wikipedia and free knowledge by contributing at donate.wikimedia.org. You can also view this video on YouTube.) Oarabile Mudongo discusses the way Wikipedia has changed his life. Growing up in Francistown, Botswana, Oarabile Mudongo was determined to…

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The Impact of Wikipedia: Mei Jiun Kwek

(This video is part of a series for this year’s Wikimedia Foundation fundraiser. You can support Wikipedia and free knowledge by contributing at donate.wikimedia.org. You can also view this video on YouTube.) Mei Jiun Kwek discusses the importance of Wikimedia Commons for academic research. Mei Jiun Kwek uploaded her first image to…

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The Impact of Wikipedia: Erlan Vega

(This video is part of a series for this year’s Wikimedia Foundation fundraiser. You can support Wikipedia and free knowledge by contributing at donate.wikimedia.org. If you have trouble viewing the video below, try watching it here.) Erlan Vega explains how Wikipedia and Wikcionario influenced his life. When Erlan Vega stumbled upon…

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2012: the Russian finalists

More than 16,000 images were uploaded by 1,047 photographers in the Russian national Wiki Loves Monuments contest, highlighting the stunning diversity of Russia’s cultural heritage. Among the top-ten finalists are several of Russia’s historic churches, a panorama of the Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastary, a peaceful photograph of the iconic Priory Palace on Black…

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2012: the Polish finalists

Photographers in Poland were extremely busy in September uploading photographs for the national Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 contest. Poland saw the most submissions, with over 51,000 images uploaded by 680 photographers. The top ten images include an array of national monuments, from a peaceful park bridge to a German concentration…

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2012: the Czech finalists

Photographers in the Czech Republic uploaded over 17,000 photographs as part of the 2012 Wiki Loves Monuments contest. Of the 398 photographers that submitted images, 3 talented individuals won the top three spots from a diverse pool of monument photographs. First place went to a black and white photograph of…

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