Events

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. ‘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

  6. Discover a world of natural heritage through the winning images from Wiki Loves Earth

    Nearly 132,000 images, all freely licensed, have been added to Wikimedia Commons in the fourth annual Wiki Loves Earth. The photographic contest focuses on protected areas, unique places of natural heritage, to document them for future generations.... Read more

  7. First World War digitization project nets awards for Romanian Wikimedia community

    A volunteer project run by six Wikimedians has been recognized for their work.... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017: Outcomes, next steps and how to join the conversation

    Wikimedians from around the world gathered in Stockholm last month to discuss diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Here’s what came out of it.... Read more

  9. How two Wikimedians spent their time at the Montreal Hackathon

    As Rachel Farrand noted today, three participants from the Vienna Hackathon were sponsored to attend the Wikimania Hackathon and Wikimania in Montreal earlier this year. Here, Johanna Mayr and Fotios Tsalampounis share their experiences, and explain what they worked on.... Read more

  10. Behind the hackathon: Six questions with events organizer Rachel Farrand

    We chat with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Rachel Farrand about Wikimedia’s technical spaces and ways to make people feel welcome. ... Read more