Technology

  1. Gabriel Thullen on bringing offline Wikipedia to West African schools

    A chat with Gabriel Thullen, a Wikimedian who worked with schools in West Africa to test the Kiwix offline Wikipedia during the 2016–2017 school year... Read more

  2. How we designed a more fluent and visually consistent experience for translators

    A recent design refresh for Wikimedia content translation brings visual consistency, simplifies key workflows, and provides better support for small screens and touch devices.... Read more

  3. The future of offline access to Wikipedia: The RACHEL example

    A chat with WorldPossible’s Jeremy Schwartz, the developer of RACHEL—”Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education & Learning”—a portable plug-and-play server which stores educational websites and makes that content available over any local (offline) wireless connection.... Read more

  4. What is technical debt, and why should you pay attention to it?

    This is the first post in a three-part series on technical debt. In this post, I will address what technical debt is and its impact. The second post will focus on how to avoid incurring technical debt. Lastly, I’ll talk about reducing accrued technical debt in the third post.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia iOS app named an Editor’s Choice

    The Wikipedia iOS app is among the newest to hold the “Editors’ Choice” distinction in Apple’s iTunes store. ... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation appoints Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer

    Toby Negrin has been with the Wikimedia Foundation since 2013 and brings nearly two decades of experience in research, design, analytics, and product development.... Read more

  7. So -happy to meet you: Advanced searching techniques on Wikimedia sites

    Search engines repurpose certain symbols—like the hyphen and exclamation point—which sometimes leads to unresolvable ambiguity. Nonetheless, advanced searching techniques can help you find what you are looking for!... Read more

  8. Just how many people are reading Wikipedia in your country, and what language are they using?

    A new interactive visualization allows you to explore Wikipedia readership in various dimensions related to geography and language usage. ... Read more

  9. Translating the software that powers Wikipedia

    Strategies for success in free software localization.... Read more

  10. Towards building an African Wikimedia Developer Community

    Wikimedians on the African continent have been working to address the lack of volunteer developers in the Wikimedia movement from Africa with the Africa Wikimedia Developers (AWMD) project.... Read more