2017

  1. Telling the story of Stockholm through Wikipedia: Holger Ellgaard

    Passion for Stockholm encouraged Holger Ellgaard to document the city both in words and photographs on Wikipedia. Ellggaard received this year’s Wikimediapriset award from Wikimedia Sweden.... Read more

  2. Applying for a Wikimania scholarship next year? Here are some tips from the committee that oversees them

    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

  3. Towards building an African Wikimedia Developer Community

    Wikimedians on the African continent have been working to address the lack of volunteer developers in the Wikimedia movement from Africa with the Africa Wikimedia Developers (AWMD) project.... Read more

  4. Why I write about Star Trek

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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The crowdsourcing fallacy

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

  8. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, July 2017

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

  9. 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

  10. 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