John Andersson

  1. Wikipedia will talk to you: Wikispeech

    The development of Wikispeech, a new MediaWiki extension, has started, and by 2017 Wikipedia should be able to talk to you. The project will bring together existing language resources and develop a functioning text-to-speech solution for Swedish, English and Arabic.... Read more

  2. Bringing the world’s cultural heritage online

    Wikimedia Sweden is partnering with UNESCO and several other organizations to bring cultural heritage to the world.... Read more

  3. Wikidata, coming soon to a menu near you

    Wikidata hosted a menu challenge for restaurants, around the world, to expand their menus with key information. Participants used wikidata to provided wikidata labels, translations, images and more.... Read more

  4. Open Badges for editor retention

    Open Badges are new digital credentials that can recognize an editor’s achievements on a variety of websites — not just on Wikipedia. They can be a powerful tool for engaging more contributors. During the Wikimedia Hackathon in Lyon, a few important steps were taken to make them a reality on projects powered by MediaWiki.... Read more

  5. A translation rally invites volunteers to localize technical messages for MediaWiki software

    Volunteers from around the world localized tens of thousands of technical messages for open source software, in a translation rally hosted by Wikimedia Sverige during nine days in May. This triggered a four-fold increase in activity on the translation platform Translatewiki.net.... Read more

  6. It’s time for some #tastydata

    You’re invited to join the Menu Challenge, starting May 8! We could use your help to add translations, photos and/or audio recordings to Wikidata — about ingredients and dishes to be served at the ‘Taste Stockholm’ food fair. This can show the endless possibilities of open data and crowdsourcing to thousands of visitors. Let’s get some #tastydata!... Read more

  7. Interview: Former Swedish Member of Parliament now lobbies for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels

    Swedish politician Karl Sigfrid discusses his lobbying work for digital rights and Wikimedia in the European Union. Sigfrid was a Member of Parliament (the Riksdag) in Sweden for the Moderate Party from 2006 to 2014. He now works as a volunteer for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels […]... Read more

  8. Photos aside, how else does Wiki Loves Monuments deliver?

    For the past four years, Wikimedia Sverige has organized the photo contest Wiki Loves Monumentsin Sweden. Besides getting great photos to showcase Wikipedia and involving many new photographers, we have noticed another benefit from the contest that has received little attention.... Read more

  9. Translatewiki.net in the Swedish spotlight

    Most Swedes have a basic understanding of English, but many of them are far from being fluent. Hence, it is important that different computer programs are localized so that they can also work in Swedish and other languages. This helps people avoid mistakes and makes the users work faster and more efficienttly. But how is this done?... Read more

  10. The Umepedia Challenge has now ended!