Wikimania

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Community Digest—collaboration bears fruit in Quebec

    Wikimedia Canada, the Gatineau Center at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ Gatineau), and the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) are proud to announce a successful educational project in partnership with a cultural GLAM institution.... Read more

  5. Community Digest—Marc Venot and the potential of a new pivot language for Europe; news in brief

    Marc Venot is a leading editor on the Ido-language Wikipedia, a constructed languages; WikiCup; Wikisource partners; and more.... Read more

  6. 2015 Wikipedians of the Year unveiled in Mexico

    Jimmy Wales’s announcement of Wikipedian of the Year is now something of a tradition. Two honorable mentions were announced alongside his final choice, both of whom joined him on stage in Mexico.... Read more

  7. Annual Wikimania conference comes to Mexico City

    The annual Wikimedia conference, Wikimania, will be coming to Mexico City this July 15-19, co-organized by Wikimedia Mexico and the Wikimedia Foundation. This event will gather Wikimedia volunteers and digital thought leaders to discuss access to knowledge, participation in the Wikimedia projects, and the role of Wikipedia in education.... Read more

  8. 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.... Read more

  9. A look back at Wikimania 2013

    Wikimania is the annual global gathering of Wikimedians. To me, it feels like the United Nations moved to Github. It feels like the future of civilization. You get to meet people who have become empowered by human-computer symbiosis. Like any convention or meetup, Wikimania is also an ode to serendipity – there’s no accurate way to predict or measure what the dynamics or the outcomes o... Read more

  10. Inspiration from the Wikimedia Affiliates’ coolest projects