Profiles

  1. “It’s incredible that history decays almost immediately”: Evan Amos and the Vanamo Online Game Museum

    Photo by Evan Amos, public domain/CC0.

    Evan Amos started contributing to Wikipedia just from a desire to improve things. Five years later, he has created the world’s largest collection of high quality, freely available photographs of video games consoles, with a good deal of help from the video gaming community.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia’s global impact, my perspective: Lucas Reynoso

    Lucas with Osmar and Jorge. Photo by Jorge Alejandro Vargas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Lucas Reynoso is an active 16-year-old member of Wikimedia Argentina who travelled to attend Wikimania with the local chapter’s team.... Read more

  3. “Building a free and really ‘neutral’ encyclopedia”: Özkan Poyraz

    Photo by Fenerli1978, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    He’s made nearly 400,000 edits to Wikimedia sites, and you might be interested in his football and Olympics articles on the Turkish Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. Meet the amateur photographer who has taken the most featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Out of 15,084 images Delso has taken and uploaded, the Wikimedia community has rated 306 as ‘featured’ and 8,696 as ‘quality.’... Read more

  5. Why I contribute to Wikisource

    Photo by Sophie Charlotte Belnos, public domain/CC0.

    Hrishikes Sen has nearly 30,000 edits across the Wikimedia projects, most of them made on Wikisource. Here, he discusses the motivations behind his work and what Wikisource can bring to the world.... Read more

  6. Seeing great potential in the Sindhi Wikipedia: Mehtab Ahmed

    Photo by Mehtab Ahmed, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Mehtab Ahmed believes in using Wikipedia to educate masses in their native language.... Read more

  7. By writing for Wikipedia, students learn more than a “traditional test”: Luz María Silva

    Photo from Luz Maria Silva, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    In Professor Luz María Silva’s classroom, students can opt to write a Wikipedia article in lieu of a midterm exam.... Read more

  8. Why I proofread poetry at Wikisource

    Photo by unknown, public domain/CC0.

    Poetry: “it is the stuff of the soul; it speaks to the body, the mind, and the spirit alike.” Sonja Bohm worked for years to get all of Florence Earle Coates’ poetry online, and now proofreads poetry on the English Wikisource, the free library. We asked why.... Read more

  9. Why I write about battleships

    Photo from the German Federal Archives, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE.

    Nate Ott has written hundreds of Wikipedia articles about German warships, including every major ship from the 1860s to World War II. We asked why.... Read more

  10. Improving the constructed language of Esperanto: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

    Photo by Dietrich Michael Weidmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.