Events

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Using Wikipedia to preserve indigenous languages of Colombia

Wikimedistas de Colombia joined forces with 15 digital activists to discuss the use of Wikipedia as a way to revitalize and preserve indigenous languages of Colombia.

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La mujer que nunca conociste: the first Iberocoop contest on women biographies

During the months of March and April 2015, Iberocoop led the largest international contest on women biographies, which brought 391 new articles to Wikipedia about women from all over the world.

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Wikimedia Foundation hosts lively panel on copyright

Wikimedia’s legal internship program, launched four years ago, has nurtured dozens of law students and recent graduates interested in intellectual property, privacy, and other cyberlaw issues. The Foundation recruits legal interns for the spring, summer, and fall. All law students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

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2015 Wikipedians of the Year unveiled in Mexico

Jimmy Wales’s announcement of Wikipedian of the Year is now something of a tradition. Two honorable mentions were announced alongside his final choice, both of whom joined him on stage in Mexico.

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Collective Impact for the Wikimedia Movement

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.

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Konkani Wikipedia goes live after nine years of incubation

Goan Konkani Wikipedia, finally went live this June 18 after being in the Incubator for about nine years. The project went through numerous hindrances but the hard work of the editor community who are mostly from the Indian state of Goa paid off in getting the project out of incubator.

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The Chinese Wikipedia’s Dong Yuan Ling wants you to contribute articles

The Online Edit-a-thon called “Dong Yuan Ling”(Chinese: 动员令/動員令, literally means Mobilization Order) is an annual tradition of Chinese Wikipedia in every summer will start on 4 July this year. In next two months, Editors on Chinese Wikipedia will be encourage to join the activity and improve some topic of Chinese Wikipedia that it weeks on. The first Dong Yuan Ling was held in 2006, and this year is the thirteenth Dong Yuan Ling.

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News on Wikipedia: Reddit controversy and the Women’s World Cup final

Find out how Wikipedia is covering this week's current news events: Voters in Greece reject terms on a new bailout in a snap referendum; The United States wins the 2015 Women's World Cup, while Chile wins the 2015 Copa América; A series of Boko Haram attacks kill at least 250 people in Nigeria; Several subforums on popular site Reddit are locked in protest; Al-Waleed bin Talal announces his intention to donate his US$32 billion wealth to charitable causes.

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Plan your next Wikimedia writing contest with the Evaluation Report and Toolkit

In the spirit of better understanding Wikimedia programs, the Learning and Evaluation team at Wikimedia Foundation worked with 17 community members to capture data about 39 writing contests to understand the outcomes of contests. We also reached out to interview a variety of program leaders that had hosted successful contests. Today we happily announce the launch of two new products: a writing contest evaluation report and a program toolkit.

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Wikimedia Israel’s annual conference focuses on Wikipedia in education

Wikimedia Israel held its seventh Wiki Academy conference earlier this month, and was joined by Lila Tretikov and other guests from the Wikimedia Foundation.

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