Wikimedia Sverige

  1. “Wikipedia is a testament to what we can create together as a global community”: Sara Mörtsell

    Photo by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

    Sara Mörtsell, Education Manager for Wikimedia Sverige, is working to help educators and learners in Sweden understand how free and open education can work for them.... Read more

  2. Open Badges for editor retention

    Barnstars are awesome, but perhaps we could take them to a new level? Image by Isha, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Open Badges are new digital credentials that can recognize an editor’s achievements on a variety of websites — not just on Wikipedia. They can be a powerful tool for engaging more contributors. During the Wikimedia Hackathon in Lyon, a few important steps were taken to make them a reality on projects powered by MediaWiki.... Read more

  3. A translation rally invites volunteers to localize technical messages for MediaWiki software

    Photo by Christian Mehlführer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Volunteers from around the world localized tens of thousands of technical messages for open source software, in a translation rally hosted by Wikimedia Sverige during nine days in May. This triggered a four-fold increase in activity on the translation platform Read more

  4. It’s time for some #tastydata

    Logo by Offnfopt, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

    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!... Read more

  5. 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, 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.

    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. ... Read more

  6. New badges recognize Swedish students and teachers who contribute to Wikipedia

    This open badge acknowledges the skills of students and teachers using Wikipedia. Pilot badge by Sara Mörtsell, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Open badges acknowledge the skills and contributions of students and teachers using Wikipedia, in a new education program led by Wikimedia Sverige. Editing Wikipedia counts as learning! (…)... Read more

  7. Weekly edit-a-thons help create new articles about women and literature in Sweden

    A happy group of Wikipedians gather for a weekly edit-a-thon in Gothenburg."Edit-a-thon photo" by Paracel63, licensed under CC-Zero

    During 2014, Wikimedia Sverige organized a new series of regular edit-a-thons and workshops focused on the Gender gap issue. This is what we learned from one of these projects. (…)... Read more

  8. Interview: Former Swedish Member of Parliament now lobbies for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels

    "Wikimedia Sverige - årsmöte 2009 Karl Sigfrid" by Hannibal, under public domain

    Swedish politician Karl Sigfrid discusses his lobbying work for digital rights and Wikimedia in the European Union. Sigfrid was a Member of Parliament (the Riksdag) in Sweden for the Moderate Party from 2006 to 2014. He now works as a volunteer for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels […]... Read more

  9. Photos aside, how else does Wiki Loves Monuments deliver?

    "Järnvägsmuseet, Kristianstad - 2013-05-03 - 10" by Haxpett, under CC BY 4.0

    For the past four years, Wikimedia Sverige has organized the photo contest Wiki Loves Monumentsin Sweden. Besides getting great photos to showcase Wikipedia and involving many new photographers, we have noticed another benefit from the contest that has received little attention.... Read more

  10. in the Swedish spotlight

    <a href="">" logo"</a> by <a href="">Sarang</a>, under <a href="">PD ineligible</a>

    Most Swedes have a basic understanding of English, but many of them are far from being fluent. Hence, it is important that different computer programs are localized so that they can also work in Swedish and other languages. This helps people avoid mistakes and makes the users work faster and more efficienttly. But how is this done?... Read more