Events

Introducing Wikipedia Summer of Monuments

The logo for Wikipedia Summer of Monuments, a project carried out by Wikimedia District of Columbia. This is a syndicated post from Wikimedia DC, with a few alterations. The original post can be found here. Hello friends, As Americans across the United States kick off the 4th of July weekend,…

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Wiki Loves Monuments heads to Pakistan for the first time

Wikimedia Pakistan logo. In the English language, there’s an idiom that says a picture is worth a thousand words; but for the active organizers of the first ever Wiki Loves Monuments Pakistan, pictures are worth so much more. Set to begin this September, the recently-recognized Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan,…

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Translatewiki.net in the Swedish spotlight

Translatewiki.net’s logo. Most Swedes have a basic understanding of English, but many of them are far from being fluent. Hence, it is important that different computer programs are localized so that they can also work in Swedish and other languages. This helps people avoid mistakes and makes the users work…

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Ram Prasad Joshi: Writing Wikipedia from the western hills of Nepal

Ram Prasad Joshi Ram Prasad Joshi doesn’t have a computer. His village may be beautiful but there is no electricity. It’s a three-hour walk to the nearest road. In spite of all this, Joshi has accumulated more than 6,000 edits to the Nepali Wikipedia using nothing more than a feature…

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The Weasel-Lobster Race

Since July 2013 Dimitar Dimitrov is Wikimedian in Brussels. In assorted blogposts he talks about his experiences vis-à-vis the EU. Big Fat Brussels Meeting vol. 2 It’s five to three. A dapper man, slightly out of breath, enters the room and quickly makes his way to the front. The event…

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Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 at Leipzig

Gráfica Liebre and Wikimedia Spain Workshop. The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) started in 2006 as an annual event aimed at bringing together graphic developers of free software for design, desktop publishing, photo editing, 3D modeling and animation. Last year the workshop took place in Madrid, hosted by MediaLab-Prado. This year it…

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Global Action Against Mass Surveillance on the Anniversary of the Snowden Revelations

Graphic designed for the Snowden anniversary. On June 5, 2013, the Guardian confirmed that the US National Security Agency collected communication records of millions of individuals — indiscriminately and regardless of whether they were the subject of an investigation. The story revealed the first of a series of government documents…

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Wiki Tour Chile 2014 photo contest in its final stage!

Moai in Rano Raraku, Easter Island, Chile. Wiki Tour Chile 2014. Wikimedia Chile organized the photo contest Wiki Chile Tour 2014 which ran between April 5 and May 4 with a theme centered around Chile’s heritage and identity. The competition focused on photographs of nature, urban landscapes, holiday destinations, typical locations,…

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A Collaborative Definition of Impact: Building Metrics Together

Voting wall at metrics brainstorming session, Berlin 2014. What do metrics not tell us? As part of the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, on Thursday, April 10, members of the WMF Grantmaking department’s Learning and Evaluation team held a brainstorming session around metrics with chapter representatives from around the world. The…

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Wiki Loves Earth Goes International

Wikimedia Ukraine is organizing an international photo contest with a natural heritage theme, Wiki Loves Earth 2014. This is the second year of the competition. Last year, Ukraine was the only participant, but now the contest encompasses 14 countries! The contest is being held from May 1 to May 31,…

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