Events

  1. Join Wikimedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders for Wikimania 2017 in Montréal

    Wikimania, the annual gathering of the Wikimedia movement, will be coming to Montréal this August 9–13, co-organized by Wikimedia Canada and the Wikimedia Foundation. The event will gather roughly 1,000 Wikimedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders to discuss participation in Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, outreach across the globe, and the future of the Wikimedia movement, among other... Read more

  2. WikiWomenCamp kicks off to bring more inclusivity to Wikipedia

    Over 50 women Wikimedians converged on Mexico City in search of new ways to eliminate Wikimedia’s gender gap.... Read more

  3. The metamorphosis of Wiki Loves Butterfly

    The so-called “Butterfly Wikimedian” created Wiki Loves Butterfly, a two-year effort to improve Wikimedia’s coverage of butterflies in West Bengal.... Read more

  4. What we learned by making both newcomers and experienced participants feel connected and engaged at the Vienna Hackathon

    At the Wikimedia Hackathon last month, we wanted to create a warm, welcoming environment for newcomers—while also making it really easy for both new and experienced participants to learn from each other and work on their technical projects.... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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