2017

  1. Wait, what? The fairies that fooled Arthur Conan Doyle

    One hundred years ago, two cousins took a camera down to a stream in northern England and came back with a controversy that lingered almost magically in the air for decades.... Read more

  2. Alangi Derick: Wikimedia’s first African contributor to Google Summer of Code

    Alangi Derick is Wikimedia’s first African participant in Google Summer of Code. He joined the movement to develop his skills in coding, and he was quickly hooked by the movement’s values and its community culture, becoming a staunch advocate for it in his university.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Tunis’ ancient city center finds a home on Wikipedia; Three years of weekly editathons in Sweden; news in brief

    MedinaPedia started three years ago with a goal of documenting 150 monuments from their historical Medina of Tunis. They have exceeded that goal with hundreds of articles and are now expanding to new places in Tunisia; An active group of Wikipedians in Sweden have been meeting to edit Wikipedia every week for over three years now. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Commons’... Read more

  4. Looking back on the 2017 Wikimedia Developer Summit

    Taking place on January 9–11 at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, California, the summit featured 179 participants from 30 countries.... Read more

  5. The Wikipedia community in Iraq is looking for volunteers

    Iraqi Wikipedians held a workshop in Baghdad to share their Wikipedia editing experiences with potential editors.... Read more

  6. Announcing Keyholder: Secure, shared shell access

    The new software is a ssh-agent proxy that allows a group of trusted users to share an SSH identity without exposing the contents of that identity’s private key.... Read more

  7. Why I periodically write about the elements on Wikipedia

    Elements are the building blocks that, when combined, constitute the full diversity of chemistry. That’s why I write about them on Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. Get live updates to Wikimedia projects with EventStreams

    Our new public service that exposes live streams of Wikimedia projects is already powering several visualizations, like DataWaltz.... Read more

  9. Community digest: New tool eases reuse of Creative Commons-licensed photos, news in brief

    Wikimedia Germany has created a new tool that will help re-users of Wikimedia Commons content comply with the requirements of Creative Commons’ free licenses. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about the Wikipedia Education program, GLAM wiki, Women’s history month editathons, and more.... Read more

  10. “I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

    Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.... Read more