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Call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals: community experiments wanted

IEG barnstar Do you have an idea for a project that could improve Wikipedia or another Wikimedia community? The Wikimedia Foundation and the Individual Engagement Grants Committee are seeking proposals for community-led experiments to have online impact in the Wikimedia movement. Individual Engagement Grants support individuals and small teams of…

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Editing about Mexican laws in Greater Mexico City

Teacher Jorge Luis Esquivel Zubiri at their classroom in Universidad de Ecatepec. Ecatepec de Morelos is a city and municipality of Greater Mexico City, about one hour from downtown Mexico City. It is the most populated municipality in the State of Mexico and ranks second in most population in the…

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Wikimedia Israel Winter Hackathon 2013

Wikimedia Israel Winter Hackathon TLV – 2013 Over sixty volunteer programmers gathered in “Campus Tel Aviv” on December 26 to learn the software behind Wikipedia, fixing its bugs and making nifty tools with it. This was the second event of its kind organized by the Wikimedia Israel chapter, following the…

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Change Models at Wikimedia Deutschland

Change model of the Legal and Social Framework Program visualized as a flowchart One of the greatest challenges of project work is making sure that people understand the intended long-term outcomes of a project and how they can be achieved. This is especially true for organizations such as Wikimedia Deutschland,…

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Handling our user data – an appeal and a response

(Today we are posting an English translation of a blog post from German Wikipedians outlining concerns about the handling of Wikipedia user data, or metadata. Above that post you will find the Foundation’s response to those concerns).  Response to user appeal In June this year, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) started…

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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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