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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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Creating change one step at a time: Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez

Miguel Zuñiga Gonzalez first started as a Wikipedia volunteer in 2006. Today, he combines this passion with his love of teaching, and works with university students on improving Wikipedia’s coverage of medicine.

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Indian-language projects depend on each other: Ahmed Nisar

Nisar Ahmed, an administrator on two Indian language editions of Wikipedia—Urdu and Telugu—talks about how these lanaguage editions must work with one another to be as successful as possible.

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Mon Dieu! Why a French novelist gave an entire year’s royalties to Wikipedia

Antoine Bello is a well-known French author; his donation is the first time an author has donated an entire year’s royalties to the Wikimedia Foundation. Photo from Christopher Michel, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 3.0. In Antoine Bello’s 2009 French-language novel Les Éclaireurs, a secret agent from Iceland named Sliv Dartunghuver…

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“It’s addicting, editing Wikipedia. It’s just something I love to do”: Paulina Sanchez

Paulina Sanchez is a biologist, cancer researcher, and writer. When not breaking technological barriers in the area of genome sequencing, she contributes articles on female biologists and organizes events to involve more women with editing Wikipedia.

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Drone photography of Versailles: Lionel Allorge

France-based photographer Lionel Allorge was drawn to Wikimedia Commons from the appeal of free and open licensing. Now, his images illustrate articles of grand monuments and landmarks in his home country.

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“Be bold, be patient and be kind”: Rich Farmbrough

Rich Farmbrough, one of the most prolific editors on the English Wikipedia with more than a million edits, talks about his diverse contributions to the site, and gives sound advice for new editors.

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WWII veteran, kamikaze survivor honors shipmates through Wikipedia articles

George Pendergast survived a kamikaze attack in the Second World War. Today, he edits Wikipedia. Both photos—from 1943 and earlier this year, respectively—are courtesy of George Pendergast. Over seventy years ago, the US destroyer Mahan was patrolling off Ponson Island in the Philippines when eleven Japanese kamikaze aircraft appeared over…

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Funding projects and pizza with Wikimedia Foundation grants: meet Emily Temple-Wood

Veteran editor Emily Temple-Wood focuses on medical articles and improving Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists. She’s found the ideal method of attracting newcomers to events and workshops: Lots of pizza.

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It’s all due to hockey: Kunal Mehta’s journey from casual editor to programming mentor

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.

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