Events

"Карпатский 05" by Balkhovitin, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Wiki Loves Earth 2014 winners announced

Wiki Loves Earth, a photo contest of natural monuments, became international for the first time in 2014 and was held in 16 countries. The contest is over now, and after the careful evaluation the international jury is happy to announce the winners. […]

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OERde14_139.jpg">"OERde14 139"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Christopher_Schwarzkopf_(WMDE)">Christopher Schwarzkopf (WMDE)</a>, under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en">CC-BY-SA-4.0</a>

Wikimedia Deutschland organised Europe’s largest conference on Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) have become an important theme for Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE). In September, we organised OERde14, the largest conference on the topic in continental Europe, WMDE’s largest single event in 2014 and a breakthrough for the issue. In this post, I (Sebastian Horndasch of Wikimedia Deutschland’s education and…

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pared_de_Roraima.jpg">"Pared de Roraima”</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:ECSantos&action=edit&redlink=1">Carlos Santos</a>, under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">CC BY SA 3.0</a>

Winners of the photo contest Wikiviajes por Venezuela 2014

Wikimedia Venezuela organized the photo contest WikiViajes por Venezuela 2014, which ran between April 15 and May 31 with a theme centered on Venezuela’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…

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"Zugang gestalten 2013 176" by David Jacob (david-jacob.de), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Code to Access – the Key to the Treasure

Germany’s largest conference on “cultural and heritage institutions on the Internet” will begin in Berlin tomorrow: “Shaping Access – More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage.” The acronym GLAM – which stands for galleries, libraries, archives and museums – is used […]

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"Palić, Radionica obuke o Vikipediji, 01" by Mickey Mystique, under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Wikicamp 2014 in Serbia and Hungary brings chapters together!

Wiki Camp Palic-Szeged (Вики Камп Палић-Сегедин) was held for the first time ever this summer. It was organized by Wikimedia Serbia and Wikimedia Hungary in order to promote networking and develop stronger relationships among the chapters. On the last weekend of August, 17 volunteers from Serbia and 3 volunteers from…

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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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