Profiles

  1. Meet the scientist working to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers on Wikipedia

    Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist and an incredible advocate for women in science and engineering. During 2018, she’s embarked upon a challenge: to write one Wikipedia page per day about an “awesome underrepresented group working in science and engineering.”... Read more

  2. For these Wikipedia editors, ancient Egyptian pyramids are more than a symbol

    Two of Wikipedia’s editors speak out about what motivates them to write about ancient Egypt on Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. The more you contribute to Wikipedia, the more knowledge you gain: Ted Yoo

    It takes years of effort to find yourself on the list of Wikipedia’s most prolific contributors. We talked to Ted Yoo, who has made 300,000 edits on the Korean Wikipedia, to learn about the motivation that has kept him actively editing for so long.... Read more

  4. Bringing Myanmar to the world: Kyi Phyo Htet

    Kyi Phyo Htet had some free time and passion for the Myanmar Unicode system. He’s invested them in making tens of thousands of Wikipedia edits and writing over a thousand articles.... Read more

  5. The one-man band writing the history of Nigerian cinema into Wikipedia

    Long-time volunteer Wikipedia editor Sam Oyeyele has written a series of articles on the history of Nigerian cinema, from its colonial origins through its distinctly independent present.... Read more

  6. Wikipedia is a place to “plant and harvest” free knowledge: Arminé Aghayan

    Arminé Aghayan has written thousands of articles on the Armenian Wikipedia and freely licensed thousands of her photos on Wikimedia Commons.... Read more

  7. 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

  8. As Wikipedia Asian Month returns, meet one of its top contributors: J. Patrick Fischer

    The third edition of the Wikipedia Asian Month writing competition has started and will continue through the end of November. Addis Wang, the coordinator for this initiative is sharing with us the story of a top contributor in the past two years.... Read more

  9. From Sesame Street to Maya Angelou, this Wikipedian digs deeper

    Christine Meyer, better known to Wikipedians as FigureSkatingFan, has worked on many of the English Wikipedia’s articles about Sesame Street. We asked why.... Read more

  10. Bringing light to Czechoslovakian history: Jindřich Nosek and the Art Library Project

    One man’s lifelong passion finds an outlet on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.... Read more