Alangi Derick is Wikimedia’s first African participant in Google Summer of Code. He joined the movement to develop his skills in coding, and he was quickly hooked by the movement’s values and its community culture, becoming a staunch advocate for it in his university.... Read more

  1. Wikimedia Foundation signs amicus brief supporting temporary restraining order against revised U.S. travel restrictions

    Planned restrictions on international travel will impact the Wikimedia Foundation’s ability to collaborate across borders in service of our mission. ... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation updates non-discrimination policy to support inclusive and diverse workplace

    The Wikimedia Foundation has updated its non-discrimination policy to make our commitment to our diverse community of colleagues explicit.... Read more

  3. Helping you find that needle in the haystack: Building Wikipedia’s search functions

    On a daily basis, millions of terms are entered into the Wikipedia search engine. What comes back when people search for those terms is largely due to the work of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Discovery team.... Read more

  4. Community digest: WikiFundi, an offline editing platform for Wikipedia; news in brief

    WikiFundi, a tool that allows offline editing of Wikipedia will be used by students in over 300 African schools. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes efforts from around the globe to commemorate the women’s history month, Enterprise MediaWiki Conference 2017, Train the trainer program workshops in India and more.... Read more

  5. Wizards, Muggles and Wikidata: The Room of Requirement for structured knowledge

    As Wikidata compiles structured knowledge about the world, it needs contributors from all backgrounds, wizards and muggles alike.... Read more

  6. How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists

    Did the efforts of Emily Temple-Wood (“Keilana”) and other editors really make a difference in Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists—especially given the vast expanse of an encyclopedia that has 5.4 million articles in English alone? The answer, one year after the headlines, is an unequivocal yes.... Read more

  7. The road not taken: Why I write about horses on Wikipedia

    The “horse bug,” however contracted, is incurable and lifelong. It might even be genetic: my father, my grandfather, and my great-grandfather all worked with horses. In any case, I have it. And that is why I write Wikipedia articles about horses. ... Read more

  8. Women’s History Month on Wikipedia

    In March, we are featuring articles about women such as Anna May Wong, Florence Violet McKenzie, and Barbara McClintock on our Facebook page with an “I (love) Women’s History” frame. Here’s why.... Read more

  9. What is it like to edit Wikipedia when you’re blind? Meet Graham Pearce

    Graham Pearce has been a devoted Wikipedian for eleven years. He spends an average of six to eight hours a day onwiki on tasks that keep the site operating smoothly, such as merging page histories, repairing vandalism, and blocking miscreants—all in addition to article writing and editing.... Read more

  10. The one true international language is translation

    We may use English, but it’s not an international language that works everywhere for everyone.... Read more