Volunteers from around the world localized tens of thousands of technical messages for open source software, in a translation rally hosted by Wikimedia Sverige during nine days in May. This triggered a five-fold increase in activity on the translation platform Translatewiki.net.READ MORE
The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here’s what we learned from this pilot.READ MORE
When John Oliver called on the Internet to edit the Wikipedia biographies of US congressional representatives, the Internet answered. This required Wikipedia’s volunteer editors to clean up vandalism on a wide range of articles.READ MORE
An experienced scuba diver, Doug Taylor took his first plunge into editing Wikipedia when he found a mistake in an article on deep diving in 2008. Since then, he has become an active contributor to the free knowledge movement, serving as a trustee of Wikimedia UK, and joining the Wikiproject Med Foundation.READ MORE
Chemistry student Kamarniso Vrandečić started editing Wikipedia with some simple tasks, such as translating articles from Russian to Uzbek.
Since 2007, she has made over 7,000 edits to the Uzbek Wikipedia, becoming a major contributor to this growing project.READ MORE
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Visitors to the small town of Toodyay in Western Australia can learn about historic landmarks by scanning QR codes that bring up related Wikipedia pages on their smartphones.
Find out how this project came about thanks to Wikimedia Australia — and how you could bring it to your own town.READ MORE
A Wikipedian-in-Residence and the US government join forces to share knowledge on occupational safety and health
The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been working with a Wikipedian-in-Residence to improve Wikimedia content on occupational safety and health.READ MORE
Wikipedians from around the Arab world met last April for their first regional Wikipedia conference in Monastir, Tunisia.
This report summarizes three days of discussions about their community’s challenges and opportunities — and the future of the free knowledge movement.READ MORE
MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.READ MORE
Here’s what happened on the Wikimedia Blog last month: the Wikipedia iOS app was updated with new features; Wiki Learning held a massive edit-a-thon in Mexico; we featured the first Wikipedia TV spots in Cameroon; we profiled Allan Warren, celebrity photographer; the Wikipedia store was relaunched; and ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ started their photo contest.READ MORE