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Wikimedia Sverige hosts translation sprint in Stockholm

How the heck should we translate that? There are many things that can be done to make Wikimedia projects easy to understand and use. Among various factors, it is really important that the messages a user receives from the software is in their own language. It should be possible to…

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Swedish Museums freely sharing images from their collections

Porträtt, Rudolf II som Vertumnus. Guiseppe Arcimboldo – Skoklosters slott – 87582 (This is a post by Karin Nilsson and Fredrik Andersson of  The Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and The Hallwyl museum in Sweden to announce the release of images in their collections and the addition of many of them to…

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Inspiration from the Wikimedia Affiliates’ coolest projects

(Lodewijk Gelauff is a member of the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee and Nicole Ebber is staff member of Wikimedia Deutschland. This blog post expands on their presentation at Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong.) At Wikimania in Hong Kong, we presented a selection of the coolest Wikimedia projects organized around the world. We aimed to…

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Prominent wildlife photographer donates images to Wikimedia Commons

Nilgiri tahr kid photo by N.A. Naseer For those who love nature and photography, there is exciting news in the Malayalam Wikimedia community. The photographs of one of India’s famous photographers have been published in Wikimedia Commons. N.A. Naseer was approached as part of the Malayalam Loves Wikimedia-3 program in…

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A monumental Saturday in Puebla, Mexico

First photowalk of Puebla, September 21st, 2013 In 2013, Puebla became the second-most active city in Mexico (behind Mexico City) as measured by activities organized by Wikimedia Mexico, the official chapter in the country. In nine months, the community has promoted three edit-a-thons in Puebla (the most recent held on…

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WikiSkills teachers share more of the lessons they learned

As I wrote in a Wikimedia blog post last week, WikiSkills is a part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, and its purpose is to train teachers how to use collaborative tools like wikis for teaching. Wikimedia Sverige, the official Wikimedia chapter in Sweden, is one of eight partners…

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WikiSkills helps teachers use Wikipedia in their courses

WikiSkills is a part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, and its purpose is to teach teachers how to use collaborative tools like wikis for teaching. Wikimedia Sverige, the official Wikimedia chapter in Sweden, is one of eight partners involved in WikiSkills, and though the project will end in…

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Wikiexpedition takes Poland for the fifth time

This post is available in 2 languages: Français  • English English Wikimedia Polska, the official Wikimedia Chapter in Poland, recently organized the fifth annual Wikiexpedition. The goal of the Wikiexpedition was to take as many photos of cities, villages, monuments as is possible, and this year it took place in Dolnośląskie…

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Reaching the many deadlines of WikiAfrica: Iolanda Pensa profile

Iolanda Pensa preparing a presentation at a conference Iolanda Pensa is always on one deadline or another. This is not a source of stress, though. She embraces them. As scientific director of WikiAfrica – which the Swiss-born, Italian-based 38-year-old calls “Africanizing Wikipedia” – Pensa gave the project some challenging deadlines….

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Illustrating Wikipedia from the air in Israel

Aerial view of Ashdod Port Right after the opening ceremony of Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong last week and during a session showcasing projects from all around the globe, WikiAir (VikiAvir in native Hebrew) was voted by the participants (measured by decibels of applause) the coolest and most unique project…

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