Nearly 132,000 images, all freely licensed, have been added to Wikimedia Commons in the fourth annual Wiki Loves Earth. The photographic contest focuses on protected areas, unique places of natural heritage, to document them for future generations.... Read more

  1. The journey to Thumbor, part 3: Development and deployment strategy

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  2. The journey to Thumbor, part 2: Thumbnailing architecture

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  3. The journey to Thumbor, part 1: Rationale

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  4. Community digest: WikiFemHack, the first Wikimedia hackathon to encourage gender diversity in Greece; news in brief

    Wikimedia Community user group in Greece holds an event to encourage women to join and participate in the technological and programming fields and take part in the Wikimedia movement. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from Nigeria Wikimedia hubs, Wikimedia Finland’s new board, registration for Wikimedia conference and more. ... Read more

  5. First World War digitization project nets awards for Romanian Wikimedia community

    A volunteer project run by six Wikimedians has been recognized for their work.... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017: Outcomes, next steps and how to join the conversation

    Wikimedians from around the world gathered in Stockholm last month to discuss diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Here’s what came out of it.... Read more

  7. Why I write science articles on Wikipedia

    Wikipedia editor RockMagnetist has written dozens of Wikipedia articles on rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, magnetism subjects in physics, biomagnetism, and geophysics—you might see a pattern there. We asked why.... Read more

  8. Think twice, code once: How Wikimedia shares common functionality across different projects

    An overview of a recent cross-team effort at Wikimedia to reuse code on a variety of different platforms and the continuing story of lazy loading... Read more

  9. Why Tímea Baksa writes about Korean culture on Wikipedia

    Thanks to Wikipedia, Tímea Baksa has learned two new languages and met people from all around the world. We asked about what keeps her coming back to Wikipedia, day after day.... Read more