Wikimania

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Applying for a Wikimania scholarship next year? Here are some tips from the committee that oversees them

    Each year, a pool of scholarships is awarded to volunteer Wikimedia editors so that they can attend Wikimania, the major annual Wikimedia conference. The selection process for these can be complicated, so community member Syed Muzammiluddin interviewed one of the committee members that helps oversee the process.... Read more

  4. Where to find all the slides, links, videos, and tutorials from Wikimania 2017 (and what we learned from our remote-first strategy)

    In August, 900+ people gathered in Montreal for five days of workshops, a hackathon, edit-a-thons, presentations, and keynote talks on topics ranging from how to use Wikidata tools to the future of real-time collaboration. If you weren’t able to attend Wikimania 2017 in person, fear not: We have gathered the available notes, presentation material, and video streams from presenters—and detailed... Read more

  5. Felix Nartey named Wikimedian of the Year for 2017

    In a video call from Wikimania in Montreal, Jimmy Wales and Emily Temple-Wood surprised Felix Nartey from Ghana with his selection as the 2017 Wikimedian of the Year.... Read more

  6. Wikimedians pack their bags and head to Montreal for 13th annual Wikimania

    Hundreds of volunteer Wikimedians and free knowledge leaders gather in the heart of Quebec to celebrate Wikipedia, the Wikimedia projects, and the people who make them possible. As part of the opening ceremony of Wikimania 2017, representatives from the Wikimedia Foundation, Creative Commons, Mozilla, and the New Palmyra Project announced the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship to honor Basse... Read more

  7. 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, 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 topics... Read more

  8. Wikimedia’s global impact, my perspective: Lucas Reynoso

    Lucas Reynoso is an active 16-year-old member of Wikimedia Argentina who travelled to attend Wikimania with the local chapter’s team.... Read more

  9. On the ground, Wikimania comes to life

    In small alpine village of Esino Lario, Wikimedians traversed cobblestoned streets in the search for free knowledge.... Read more

  10. Wikimedians gather in Italian alpine town Esino Lario for 12th Wikimania

    Each year, members of the Wikimedia community convene in one location to share experiences, learn from each other, and discuss the most critical issues of the movement. Wikimania 2016 will draw over a thousand attendees from more than 60 nations to Esino Lario, which has a year-round population of less than 800, from June 24-26.... Read more