Wikimedia

  1. 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 9–13, 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... Read more

  2. Introducing training modules: Multilingual resources for combating harassment

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Support and Safety team has developed six multilingual training modules to help community members independently handle cases of online harassment when they arise. ... Read more

  3. Bringing the magic of classical music to Ukrainian speakers

    World Classics in Ukraine is translating the works of some of the great classical artists, like Mozart and Chopin, for the Ukrainian-speaking citizens of the world.... Read more

  4. The metamorphosis of Wiki Loves Butterfly

    The so-called “Butterfly Wikimedian” created Wiki Loves Butterfly, a two-year effort to improve Wikimedia’s coverage of butterflies in West Bengal.... Read more

  5. Why, after twelve years, I still write about hurricanes and tropical cyclones on Wikipedia

    Andrew Hink was convinced that he would be a meteorologist. Billy Joel changed those plans, but Hink’s interest in weather never disappeared.... Read more

  6. Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

    “I think the message is more important than the author,” says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty and challenges of living in his country. ... Read more

  7. Writing Wikipedia articles teaches information literacy skills, study finds

    As educators worldwide grapple with how to teach information literacy in the digital age, Wikipedia has emerged as one answer to the post-truth era. New research results confirm that writing Wikipedia articles as a class assignment can be a key part of teaching students critical information literacy skills.... Read more

  8. Investigating a mysterious performance improvement

    Late last month, large wiki articles were appearing to load faster in our testing environment. We wanted to find out why.... Read more

  9. How will external forces hinder or help the future of the Wikimedia movement?

    As part of the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process, the Wikimedia Foundation is working with Dot Connector Studio and Lutman & Associates to understand the key trends that will affect the future of free knowledge. ... Read more

  10. Czech–Polish ‘Wikiexpedition’ ends with over three thousand photos of historic Silesia

    Last October, three Wikimedians traveled to a region along the Czech–Polish border, 360 kilometers away from Prague, to take photographs.... Read more