Participation

  1. ‘Semana i’ student editing in Mexico City improves the Spanish Wikipedia

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

    Two campuses of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City adesigned more focused “challenges” for students. Nearly 100 student participants worked to improve coverage of the Xochimilco and Tlalpan boroughs as well as the historic San Ángel neighborhood of Mexico City.... Read more

  2. The Hunt for Tirpitz

    Photo from the German Federal Archives, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Nick Dowling has written three featured Wikipedia articles on the Royal Navy’s attempts to sink the German battleship Tirpitz during the Second World War. Here’s how he did it.... Read more

  3. My life as an autistic Wikipedian

    Photo by Guillaume Paumier freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

    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 movemen... Read more

  4. Tec de Monterrey students complete two major video projects

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

    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... Read more

  5. Wikidata, coming soon to a menu near you

    Logo by Offnfopt, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

    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.... Read more

  6. Konkani Wikipedia goes live after nine years of incubation

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

    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.... Read more

  7. Five new positions placing Wikipedians as Visiting Scholars

    Photo by Mathew Ingram, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0.

    Five new university-based positions open up as part of the Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program with the support of the Wiki Education Foundation and the Wikipedia Library.... Read more

  8. Developers gather in France for the 2015 Wikimedia Hackathon

    Wikimedia developers from around the world met last month in Lyon, France, for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015. To meet a few of them, watch this short video.

    Developers from around the world gathered last month in Lyon, France for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015. Here are some of the highlights of this edition of the annual event, which invited coders to develop new features, software and tools to make editing and reading wiki projects more enjoyable and effective.... Read more

  9. Train the Trainer: Running effective outreach activities in India

    February's Train the Trainer program—which aims to increase the number of new editors and 'ambassadors' for the movement at large—proved a rewarding experience for attendees. Photo by U.B. Pavanaja, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

    Train the Trainer, a program run by India Access To Knowledge, promotes skill building and capacity development for Indic language Wikimedians while bringing communities together.... Read more

  10. Open Badges for editor retention

    Barnstars are awesome, but perhaps we could take them to a new level? Image by Isha, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Open Badges are new digital credentials that can recognize an editor’s achievements on a variety of websites — not just on Wikipedia. They can be a powerful tool for engaging more contributors. During the Wikimedia Hackathon in Lyon, a few important steps were taken to make them a reality on projects powered by MediaWiki.... Read more