Profiles

  1. Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

    “I think the message is more important than the author,” says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty of and challenges of living in his country. ... Read more

  2. Building communities to support free knowledge: Addis Wang

    Addis Wang has created thousands of articles and made nearly 100,000 edits on Wikipedia, but nothing has made him quite as proud as recruiting new editors for the encyclopedia.... Read more

  3. Sharing a live experience of the world: Luis Álvarez

    Luis Álvarez records and uploads music and other audio files to Wikimedia Commons, along with adding photos and editing Wikipedia articles. A strong believer in the culture of sharing and remixing, he sees Wikimedia as a place that could embrace not only knowledge but live experiences from around the world.... Read more

  4. Why I spend my Sundays photographing Kolkata

    When I go out almost every Sunday to shoot various places in and around my city, people often ask me why I do it. I tell that that I am just trying to illustrate the reference they use every day—Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Sharing Indian culture with the world through Wikipedia: Ashish Bhatnagar

    Born and raised in a community that embraces different cultures, Ashish Bhatnagar wanted to share what he learned about this community with the world through Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. Alangi Derick: Wikimedia’s first African contributor to Google Summer of Code

    Alangi Derick is Wikimedia’s first African participant in Google Summer of Code. He joined the movement to develop his skills in coding, and he was quickly hooked by the movement’s values and its community culture, becoming a staunch advocate for it in his university.... Read more

  7. “I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

    Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. What is it like to edit Wikipedia when you’re blind? Meet Graham Pearce

    Graham Pearce has been a devoted Wikipedian for eleven years. He spends an average of six to eight hours a day onwiki on tasks that keep the site operating smoothly, such as merging page histories, repairing vandalism, and blocking miscreants—all in addition to article writing and editing.... Read more

  9. Digital archivist brings forgotten stories to light on Wikipedia

    “There are so many people who have sunk into obscurity and had their stories forgotten. We can’t put all of them on Wikipedia, but we can work on ensuring that we do what we can.”... Read more

  10. Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive, building the Bengali Wikipedia

    Since becoming a Wikipedia editor, Hasive has tried to add something new to Wikipedia every day. He has visited over 30 universities across his country, Bangladesh, to tell the students about Wikipedia, co-organized events to encourage people to edit, and published a style guide book about the Bengali Wikipedia.... Read more