Highlights

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My life as an autistic Wikipedian

Two years ago, I discovered that I was on the autism spectrum. As I learned more about myself and the way my brain worked, I started to look at past experiences through the lens of this newly-found aspect. In this essay, I share some of what I’ve learned along the way about my successes, my failures, and many things that confused me in the past, notably in my experiences in the Wikimedia movement.

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Wikipedia Education Program in Estonia encourages collaboration online and off

The Wikipedia Education Program in Estonia got students to contribute to the world of free knowledge on the internet by editing Wikipedia and bringing experienced editors of the online encyclopedia to work on the ground and help newbies. The journey was not an easy nor a short one for them. Leaders were able to take the challenge, support their initiative, and learn from their past lessons.

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Get help editing Wikipedia with the new “Co-op” mentorship program

The pilot of a new mentorship space for editors called the Co-op on the English Wikipedia was completed earlier this year. Results from the pilot revealed benefits for newer editors in terms of retention and productivity, and subsequently, the Co-op has recently been opened for general usage. We are seeking new editors, mentors, and others interested in maintaining, improving, or otherwise participating in this new help space.

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Bangladesh celebrates as Bangla Wikipedia turns 10

Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) has organized a series of events to mark the tenth anniversary of the Bangla Wikipedia. The events included university-based Wikipedia workshops, rewarding the best Wikipedians, photography contest, photowalks, school programs and conference. This was the first country-wide event organized by WMBD engaging volunteers from across the country.

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Republished from Verzameling Van Een Meenigte Tulipaanen (1637), public domain.

Wikipedia Picks: a ‘bad-boy’ bishop and expensive tulips

The second installment of ‘Wikipedia Picks’ includes a so-called “bad-boy bishop,” expensive tulips, and several swindlers.

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“One small step…”

Forty-six years ago this week, the Apollo 11 mission took three men into outer space. Two of them, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, were the first humans to set foot on the surface of the Moon.

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Video by Daniel Ulacia and others, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Tec de Monterrey students complete two major video projects

Students with Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey venture into the creation of professional-level videos both as tutorials for fellow students and to document innovations in Wikimedia work

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Wikidata, coming soon to a menu near you

Wikidata hosted a menu challenge for restaurants, around the world, to expand their menus with key information. Participants used wikidata to provided wikidata labels, translations, images and more.

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Victory in Italy: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation

Victory in Italy: court rules that the Wikimedia Foundation “is in a neutral position with respect to the content of the information drafted by its users”

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Video by Wikimedia India, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Konkani Wikipedia goes live after nine years of incubation

Goan Konkani Wikipedia, finally went live this June 18 after being in the Incubator for about nine years. The project went through numerous hindrances but the hard work of the editor community who are mostly from the Indian state of Goa paid off in getting the project out of incubator.

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