September, 2016

  1. Editors chronicle the life of baseball pitcher José Fernández after his untimely death

    Photo by Arturo Pardavila III, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    The sudden tragic death of a young superstar shocked millions of fans and followers. Many of them flocked to his Wikipedia page to confirm the news and read about his life and accomplishments.... Read more

  2. Discover Egypt with Roland Unger on Wikivoyage

    Photo via Roland Unger

    This German chemical physics lecturer has traveled to Egypt 30 times, and has shared his experiences with the world by writing several hundred articles on Wikivoyage.... Read more

  3. Medical school class profiled as case study of Wikipedia Education Program

    Photo by Samantha Erickson, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    A team of students, academics, researchers, and Wikipedia contributors have produced “Why Medical Schools Should Embrace Wikipedia,” a case study of the Wikipedia Education Program published in the journal Academic Medicine.... Read more

  4. When it comes to shipwrecks raised off the seafloor, Peter Isotalo may be Wikipedia’s resident aficionado

    Photo by Јакша, public domain/CC0.

    Isotalo has written several Wikipedia articles on centuries-old archaeologically significant shipwrecks, working with museums and spending hundreds of hours to make them accurate and comprehensive. We wanted to find out why.... Read more

  5. #100wikidays challenge inspires thousands of new Wikipedia articles

    Photo by Satdeep Gill, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Is it possible to create a new article on Wikipedia every day for 100 consecutive days? The answer is yes. Wikipedians from around the world have taken on this challenge and created over seven thousand articles. ... Read more

  6. UNESCO and Wikimedia collaborate to promote built cultural heritage

    Photo by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, modified by UNESCO, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Two movements align around Wiki Loves Monuments and Unite4Heritage.... Read more

  7. Why I create beautiful math GIFs

    GIF by Jason Hise, public domain/CC0.

    Jason Hise makes, as he calls it, “pretty pictures of 4D objects and other geometry.” Here, he discusses why he’s fascinated by geometry and what drives him to create these GIFs.... Read more

  8. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: Mohamed Ouda

    Photo by Mohamed Ouda, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Last week, we talked with David Garcia, who told us about the early days of the Spanish Wikipedia. Today, Mohamed Ouda is letting us in on his story with the Arabic Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. We need your input: building a shared vision for leadership development in the Wikimedia movement

    Photo by María Cruz and Jason Krüger, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Sometimes the simplest of actions can create unexpected change in the world. In the Wikimedia universe, many contributors have to “be bold” and step up to the challenge of guiding projects and activities to success. What do we understand as leadership in our movement? How can we better support its development? Join the leadership consultation and share your ideas.... Read more

  10. Interaction principles for online collaboration

    Painting by Harry Wilson Watrous, public domain/CC0.

    Working with others online can be complicated. In an effort to make communication on the Wikimedia projects more friendly and productive, we propose five principles for collaboration.... Read more