How translating The Simpsons hooked Melisa Parisi on editing Wikipedia

(Lee la versión en español aquí) When Melisa Parisi began contributing to Wikimedia in 2007, she was only 15. Parisi, a native Argentinean, started by translating articles about the long-running cartoon The Simpsons from English Wikipedia to Spanish Wikipedia. Her first article was deleted because it didn’t have the correct…


Wikimedia Argentina’s educational booklet now also in Guarani language

“Vikipetã mbo’eha kotýpe”, the new Guarani version of Wikipedia in the classroom Wikimedia Argentina, the first Wikimedia chapter in Latin America to be founded, has a long history of activities related with promoting the use of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in education, mainly in secondary schools and universities. In…


Wikimania 2009 in Buenos Aires kicks off this week!

Wikimania starts this week!  Today we reminded everyone about this year’s Wikimania here in Buenos Aires.  Most of the staff and Board are here in the city, as well as hundreds of project volunteers and stakeholders.  The local organizing crew and Wikimedia Argentina are doing a great job. Follow the…