Events

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

    Photo by Zachary McCune, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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

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

    Photo by Kolossos, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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

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

    Image courtesy of the Montage team.

    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

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

    Photo by Usamashahid433, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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

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

    Photo by Zuraj studio, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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

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

    Photo by Crispino87, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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

  7. Community digest: Wikipedians in Bulgaria revive their history through the Archives Challenge, news in brief

    Photo, public domain/CC0.

    This month, Wikipedia editors develop and use 6,500 freely-licensed photos in the Archives Challenge. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes editathons in NYC and Belgrade, a prestigious prize for the Wikimedia community in Estonia, new resources for holding Wikimedia events in Africa, and more.... Read more

  8. The top fifteen phenomenal winning photos from Wiki Loves Earth

    Photo by Joao lara mesquita, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    115,000 images were submitted as part of Wiki Loves Earth this year.... Read more

  9. Let’s judge copyright law by its contribution to learning and education

    Photo courtesy of Mike Masnick.

    Opening our event series Free Open Shared, Mike Masnick of Techdirt gave an energetic talk about the need for copyright reform.... Read more

  10. Armenian and Spanish communities come together around castles

    Photo by Kike Sempere Barrachina, CC BY-SA 3.0 ES.

    Wikimedia chapters in both countries organized a cross-cultural contest to bring the two editing communities closer together.... Read more