Events

  1. Two ravens’ ‘song and dance routine’ wins picture of the year

    Wikimedia editors from around the world flew to Jubilee and Munin, two amusing ravens from the Tower of London, in the volunteer-run competition.... Read more

  2. Bridging Wikimedia and “education for all” at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week

    Late last month, educators, tech professionals, and policy makers came together in Paris for Mobile Learning Week, an annual four-day conference that this year was devoted to the problem of “education in emergencies.”... Read more

  3. MisinfoCon: The internet’s biggest properties converge to fight fake news

    At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, several digital media leaders showcased their tools to help everyday people fact-check, verify, and take control of their newsfeeds.... Read more

  4. Community digest: WikiTungi is building city-based Wikipedia communities in Odisha, India; news in brief

    WikiTungi, a city-based Wikipedia community that helps Wikimedians within a city meet, learn from their shared experiences and assist leadership development. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes an effort on the Telugu Wikipedia to improve machine-translated articles. ... Read more

  5. WikiIndaba 2017: A continent gathers to chart a path forward

    A regional conference of African Wikimedians, WikiIndaba was held on 20–22 January. It is named for the Zulu tradition of gathering the Indunas (chiefs) to determine problems and find ways forward. ... Read more

  6. Community digest: Dutch Wikipedia rewards prolific contributors with owls; news in brief

    The Dutch Wikipedia community shows appreciation to their best contributors each year with little statues of owls. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from MediaWiki and Phabricator, new grants program opens for applications, Wikipedia events around the world, and more.... Read more

  7. Introducing Montage, the web platform used to help judge the world’s largest photo competition

    Imagine, for a moment, what it takes to organize a competition with a quarter of a million contestants participating in over 40 different national campaigns around the world. How do you build tools for this unconventional process while still keeping it flexible and open for organizers to decide how to run their competitions? This year, the international team of Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) organizer... Read more

  8. Winning photos in world’s largest photography contest reveal a world of monuments—and the volunteers who love them

    The top fifteen photos of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 reveal a world of monuments, lovingly depicted by volunteers.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Wiki Loves Africa, because Wikipedia is a place for everyone; news in brief

    Wiki Loves Africa is back with ‘music and dance’ as a theme for this year’s competition. Grab your camera and get ready to document the culture of this splendid continent. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Wikipedia content gets ready for a trip to the moon, Wikimania scholarship committee is open for volunteers, and more. ... Read more

  10. How the world’s largest photo competition attracts a very human collection of heritage

    Wiki Loves Monuments drew 277,365 entries from 10,748 participants this year, the largest pool of submissions of any photo competition. Volunteers go through all of those, first on the national level, then for the global finals. The top 15 photos—winnowed all the way down from the more than a quarter-million—will be announced next week.... Read more