Each year, a pool of scholarships is awarded to volunteer Wikimedia editors so that they can attend Wikimania, the major annual Wikimedia conference. The selection process for these can be complicated, so community member Syed Muzammiluddin interviewed one of the committee members that helps oversee the process.... Read more

  1. Why I write about Star Trek

    David Fuchs has written multiple articles about Star Trek on the English Wikipedia. We asked why.... Read more

  2. How we collaborated to build a new open source plugin to improve search results across language-wikis

    Erik Bernhardson, a software engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation, explains how we’re improving search results across language wikis. ... Read more

  3. Raju Narisetti joins Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

    Media veteran brings nearly three decades of global strategic experience in digital media and audience development to the Wikimedia Foundation Board... Read more

  4. The crowdsourcing fallacy

    Have a big problem… The crowd can fix it! Wait, will they?... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, July 2017

    Wikipedia articles vs. concepts; Wikipedia usage in Europe
    With contributions by: Thomas Niebler and Tilman Bayer... Read more

  6. Wiki Loves Africa is back—this year celebrating people at work

    Wiki Loves Africa, the annual themed photo and media sharing competition, is back. This year, participants are documenting the lives of “people at work.” The contest, which runs from October to the end of November, is giving special attention to the works covering women at work and endangered work practices.... Read more

  7. The what and how of code health

    Through improved code health, the development of MediaWiki—the code that underpins Wikipedia and dozens of other websites—can be more impactful, productive, and enjoyable. But what is code health, and how do we make it a reality? In this post, we define what it means and look at ways to work towards a healthier code base. ... Read more

  8. Winners announced in Europeana’s First World War portfolio contest

    “Each of their portfolios,” Europeana’s Liam Wyatt says, “demonstrated the potential of open-access heritage to help understand European history through diverse, innovative, and qualitative projects.”... Read more