Events

During the editathon.
"Madrid - Editatón Madrid BNE 2014 - 140927 145624" by Barcex, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

First editathon on the Spanish language and literature in Madrid

Group photograph of participants in the editathon at the National Library of Spain. On Saturday, September 27th, Wikimedia España co-organized in Madrid the first editathon focused on improving content about the Spanish language and literature in the Spanish Wikipedia. This editathon was fostered by three relevant institutions strongly committed to…

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"Edit-a-thon Nobel Peace Prize 04" by WMNOastrid, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

How the #wikinobel Nobel Peace Prize collaboration came to be

In April 2013, the Nobel Peace Center and Wikimedia Norway came together for their first collaboration: an edit-a-thon to enhance the quality of Wikipedia articles on the Nobel Peace Prize, various Peace Prize laureates, and other related articles on war, peace and conflict resolution [...]

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"Nobel Peace Center" by AMIRBL25, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

#Wikinobel

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced this Friday, and in cooperation with Wikimedia Norge, the Nobel Peace Center has invited Wikipedians from the Norwegian Wikipedia community to an editathon to improve the article about the winner(s?) as soon as possible. [...]

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"Cassava on the Sawla market" by CIAT c/o:Neil Palmer, under CC-BY-SA-2.0

African cuisine is the theme of the first ever “Wiki Loves Africa” photo contest

Of all of the millions of subjects you can read about on Wikipedia, subjects relating to Africa have the least coverage. This is due to a number of reasons, but mainly because many people on the African continent do not know that they can donate their images, videos and audio…

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"RhB Ge 4-4 II Wiesener Viadukt" by Kabelleger, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 has begun!

Calling all photographers! It’s that time of year again: Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 has begun! On Monday, September 1, for the fifth consecutive year, participants from around the world began competing in the world’s largest photography competition, which will last until the end of September. [...]

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"Big Fat Brussels Meeting April 2014" by Hubertl, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Weasel-Lobster Race

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 started almost an hour ago, but despite double-bookings in his schedule, Marco Giorello – deputy head of unit “Copyright” at the European Commission – didn’t want to miss the debate on Mass Digitisation and Access to Cultural Heritage co-organized by Wikimedia and the Flemish Commission for UNESCO.

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"LGM2014 DSC7848" by EduMerch, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 at Leipzig

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

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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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"Amanecer Moai Rano Raraku - Flickr - Alanbritom" by Superzerocool, under CC-BY-SA-2.0

Wiki Tour Chile 2014 photo contest in its final stage!

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, economic activities, crafts, customs and cuisine that showed the cultural particularities of Chile.

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"WikimediaConference2014 13" by AWang (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

A Collaborative Definition of Impact: Building Metrics Together

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 aim of the session was to start a conversation around what the evaluation metrics piloted in the (beta) Evaluation Reports tell us about our current programs and what they do not tell us, in terms of program impact.

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