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  1. Node 6 at Wikimedia: Stability and substantial memory savings

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    Node 6 has delivered on stability and performance, setting a new benchmark for future releases. When combined with our shared library infrastructure and deployment processes, we are in a good spot with our Node platform: it lets our engineers focus on delivering reliable features for users and minimizes time spent on unexpected issues.... Read more

  2. Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

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    He joins Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia; Annette Campbell-White, a successful venture capitalist and founder of MedVenture Associates; and Peter Baldwin, professor and co-founder of the Arcadia Foundation.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Foundation releases first transparency report of 2017

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    The newly-issued report covers information about requests we received between July and December 2016.... Read more

  4. Algorithms and insults: Scaling up our understanding of harassment on Wikipedia

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    A research collaboration with the technology incubator Jigsaw is helping us better understand and explore technical solutions to harassment on Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions

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    The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations.... Read more

  6. Hiring a data scientist

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    We recently needed to backfill a data analyst position at the Wikimedia Foundation. If you’ve hired for this type of position in the past, you know that this is no easy task. Based on our successful hiring process, we’d like to share what we learned, and how we drew on existing resources to synthesize a better approach to interviewing and hiring a new member of our team.... Read more

  7. Announcing the Wikimedia Foundation’s updated Donor Privacy Policy

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    Protecting the personal information of users, donors, and community members around the globe is a top priority.... Read more

  8. Knowledge knows no boundaries

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    The Wikimedia Foundation is headquartered in the U.S., where we have unique freedoms that are essential to supporting the Wikimedia projects. But our mission is global. We strongly urge the U.S. administration to withdraw the recent executive order restricting travel and immigration from certain nations, and closing the doors to many refugees. ... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive Wikimedia community

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    Grant supports development of more advanced tools for volunteers and staff to reduce harassing behavior on Wikipedia and block harassers from the site.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Research Newsletter, December 2016

    Female Wikipedians aren’t more likely to edit women biographies; Black Lives Matter in Wikipedia
    With contributions by: Piotr Konieczny, Aaron Shaw, Reem Al-Kashif, and Tilman Bayer... Read more