Last Thursday October 7th, more than one hundred Wikipedia editors, donors, and readers gathered in New York City for Inside the Globe, a celebration of the dynamic community that has helped build the world’s largest free-knowledge resource.
Wikipedia editor and Wikimedia Foundation fellowship recipient Steven Walling presented a talk regarding the identity and culture of the most involved editors, highlighting the motivations and methods behind their amazing accomplishments within the project. Founder Jimmy Wales also spoke about the enormous impact of Wikipedia and the importance of continued support.
Wikipedia is a truly collaborative project, with individuals each doing their part to provide everyone with free access to the sum of all knowledge. It was wonderful to be able to bring some of them together, and inspiring to know that there are many more out there all around the world. Thank you all for being a part of this community.
Many thanks to Ruth Ann and Bill Harnisch of The Harnisch Foundation for generously sponsoring this event.
Steven Ma, Community Department