Chapters

Visitors to the small town of Toodyay in Western Australia can learn about historic landmarks by scanning QR codes that bring up related Wikipedia pages on their smartphones. Here are some of the Toodyaypedia plates they created to share local knowledge on mobile phones. Photo by Gnangarra, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 au.

WikiTowns use barcodes to share local information on smartphones

Visitors to the small town of Toodyay in Western Australia can learn about historic landmarks by scanning QR codes that bring up related Wikipedia pages on their smartphones.

Find out how this project came about thanks to Wikimedia Australia — and how you could bring it to your own town.

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Contributors to the Arabic Wikipedia met for the first ever WikiArabia conference in Monastir, Tunisia. This report summarizes three days of discussions about their community's challenges and opportunities. Photo by Habib M’henni, CC BY-SA 3.0.

First ever WikiArabia conference gathers Wikipedians in Tunisia to connect and share experiences

Wikipedians from around the Arab world met last April for their first regional Wikipedia conference in Monastir, Tunisia.

This report summarizes three days of discussions about their community’s challenges and opportunities — and the future of the free knowledge movement.

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Wikimedians sometimes interact both online and offline -- and these experiences are very different from each other, says anthropologist Lionel Scheepmans. Hackathon photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0.

Wikimania and the differences between online and offline cultures

A Belgian anthropologist observes the differences between online and offline participation in the Wikimedia movement, based on a visit to the Wikimania 2014 conference in London. In this essay, he identifies some of the disparities between the values, ethics and organizational structures of online Wikipedia projects and offline conferences such as Wikimania.

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Graph by Till Mletzko, CC-BY-SA 4.0

Fundraising made in Germany: lessons learned by Wikimedia Deutschland

What makes a good banner? How can we cultivate donors to ensure long term commitment to our cause? Wikimedia Deutschland has released a Fundraising Report that assess the development of campaigns from the last few years.

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Image by Offnfopt, CC0 1.0.

It’s time for some #tastydata

You’re invited to join the Menu Challenge, starting May 8! We could use your help to add translations, photos and/or audio recordings to Wikidata — about ingredients and dishes to be served at the ‘Taste Stockholm’ food fair. This can show the endless possibilities of open data and crowdsourcing to thousands of visitors. Let’s get some #tastydata!

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The European Union is discussing important issues that can impact Wikimedia projects, such as net neutrality regulation, a new data protection law and a major copyright reform. Wikimedia Sweden has created an overview of relevant proposals. European Parliament photo by JLogan, public domain.

Wikimedians in Brussels map out key issues about the European Union’s digital future

The European Union is discussing important issues that can impact Wikimedia projects: net neutrality, data protection and copyright reform. Wikimedia Sweden has created an overview of relevant proposals and invites you to help prioritize them.

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Join Wiki Loves Earth 2015: help capture our natural heritage

Wiki Loves Earth 2015 starts on May 1st, and invites you to contribute photos about the world’s natural heritage. This international photo contest is organized by the Wikimedia community, with the help of its Ukrainian and Polish chapters. We hope you will participate!

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Students and teachers participate in the a massive three-day edit-a-thon at Tec de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mèxico. Photo by Thelmadatter, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Wiki Learning holds massive edit-a-thon at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City

In March 2015, Tec de Monterrey’s Education Program (Wiki Learning) held a three-day edit-a-thon on three campuses in Mexico City. Nearly 300 students participated, creating or editing 200+ articles on Spanish Wikipedia.

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Photo by Flamenc, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

How content translation improved my wiki edits

The Content Translation tool has made it a lot easier for Catalan Wikimedians to quickly translate existing Wikipedia articles to and from their mother language.

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Group photo of the first Editatona. Photo by Lulu.barrera, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Editatona: Helping women edit Wikipedia in Mexico

The Editatona is an edit-a-thon for women only. Wikimedia Mexico is developing this new program to engage more women to participate on Wikimedia. Here are the results of their first two events this year.

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