Events

  1. Wikipedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders gather in Cape Town for the first annual “Wikimania” conference in sub-saharan Africa

    First ever Wikimania in sub-Saharan Africa will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites.
    Key participants include Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, as well as notable thought leaders from across Africa and the world.... Read more

  2. Annual Wikimedia conference “Wikimania” to make debut in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The first-ever gathering in the sub-Saharan African region will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites. Key participants include Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, as well as notable thought leaders from across the African cont... Read more

  3. The stories behind this year’s award-winning photographs from Wiki Loves Africa

    Late last year, photographers from around the world were invited to share their photos of people at work on the African continent. Over 18,000 were submitted. Here are the winners.... Read more

  4. Zanzibar seaweeds in Tanzania

    Zanzibar seaweeds in Tanzania, the Wiki Loves Africa photo essay winner for the topic of women at work.... Read more

  5. The making of thatch

    The making of thatch, the Wiki Loves Africa photo essay winner for the topic of endangered work practices.... Read more

  6. Introducing a resource kit to help organizers handle event safety incidents

    The Support and Safety team, in collaboration with several other Community Engagement teams at the Wikimedia Foundation, has developed a short kit providing event organizers with key actions, scripts, and steps to help them handle event safety issues as they arise at Wikimedia events.... Read more

  7. In Egypt, Her Story uses women’s voices and Wikipedia to educate about gender violence

    For as long as the pyramids have been standing, the contributions of women to history have been undervalued and underrepresented. But today, there is a movement afoot in the land of the pharaohs—one that aims to bring those stories to the world’s largest encyclopedia.... Read more

  8. See the winners from the 2017 Wiki Science Competition in Ukraine

    Science has to be visible, and Wikipedia needs illustrations. Both goals met in the Wiki Science Competition. Here are winners from its Ukrainian sub-contest.... Read more

  9. Why the theme for Wikimania 2018 will be “Bridging knowledge gaps—the ubuntu way forward”

    The annual conference will be built around ubuntu, the southern African philosophy, to focus on Wikimedia’s gaps in content and contributors. Here’s why we are doing it, what it means, and why we think it is crucial to the success of this year’s Wikimania.... Read more

  10. ‘Monumental’ winners from the world’s largest photo contest showcase history and heritage

    The top fifteen images from Wiki Loves Monuments, an international photographic competition, span five continents and contain a veritable treasure trove of cultural heritage.... Read more