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A Monument Month for Wikimedia Nederland

The Wikimedia chapter in the Netherlands is organizing the photo scavenger hunt “Wiki Loves Monuments” in September. Take photos of national monuments, share them, and you may win a prize! Our sponsors have offered rewards like an iPad, an Android smartphone, WikiReaders and magazine subscriptions to a cultural heritage magazine. With over 50,000 national monuments [...]

Volunteers from Serbia and Wikimedia Hungary go WikiCamping!

The first weekend of August, sixteen Wikipedians gathered from all around Hungary and neighboring Serbia to take part in the first multi-day Wikipedia camp. Based in Nagykanizsa, a small town in the southwestern part of the country, the editors shared their experiences through Wikipedia quizzes, lectures and movie screenings and had a genuinely good summer [...]

Wikimedia registers for classes

The Public Policy Initiative is getting ready for action this fall. The Wikimedia Foundation’s new pilot program to bring Wikipedia editing into public policy classrooms at universities across the country will be debuting at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Indiana University, and Syracuse University. At Georgetown University, Dr. Rochelle Davis will incorporate the [...]

First U.S. Wikipedia student club starts at University of Michigan

Students start arriving at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in a few weeks. Among the many choices of student clubs is a new group: The Wikipedians of the University of Michigan. Started by Cheryl Moy, the Wikipedia club already has 25 committed members who are delving in to editing and helping other students [...]

Prototype upload wizard unveiled for Wikimedia Commons

We're happy to share our prototype of new upload wizard for Wikimedia Commons, and would like to invite the Wikimedia community to test it and provide feedback to improve it.

Announcing the Public Policy Initiative Advisory Board

We are very pleased to announce that eight experts from the academic, nonprofit, and wiki communities have volunteered to join the Public Policy Initiative Advisory Board: Barry Bozeman is the Ander Crenshaw Professor and Regents’ Professor of Public Policy at the University of Georgia. His research interests include science and technology policy and higher education [...]

Welcome Wikipedia Ambassadors

Next week, the first Wikipedia Campus Ambassador training will take place at the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C. We invited about 20 Wikipedians, students, teaching assistants, librarians and professors to this three-day training event. The Trachtenberg School at GWU kindly offered to host the training, which includes a basic introduction to Wikipedia, a [...]

Work at Wikimedia, Community Department Open Call

At Wikimedia we are always looking to innovate – to try new things and see how they work. For instance, right now we’re re-thinking how we fill open positions in our newly formed Community Department. Rather than focus on traditional resources for hiring new talent, we have decided to put out a call to the [...]

Update on Translation Toolkit

Earlier today the folks over at Google provided an update on their progress using Translation Toolkit with volunteers and translators to improve the article count in smaller language versions of Wikipedia, including Arabic, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Swahili, Tamil and Telugu.  Google is a passionate believer in the need to translate and bring more high quality [...]

The Royal Cup bridges Wikipedia and the British Museum

A dispatch from Australian Wikimedia volunteer, Liam Wyatt, who recently completed a term as the first-ever Wikipedia-in-Residence at the British Museum in London. The Royal Gold Cup, today’s feature article on the English Wikipedia, is not only a fascinating object but it is also the culmination of an innovative project between the British Museum and [...]

Wikimedia announces new Board appointments

Today at the kick-off of our 6th annual Wikimania conference in Gdańsk, Poland, we were pleased to announce changes to our Board of Trustees.  We have a new Board Chair, Ting Chen, new Vice Chair and Treasurer, Stu West, and a new Secretary, Samuel Klein.  The Board today announced that it has appointed two Chapter-selected [...]

Wikimania and WikSym kick off in Gdańsk, Poland

Gdańsk, Poland is currently filled with several hundred wiki enthusiasts, as the city plays host to two of the major wiki-focused global conferences this week: Wikimania, the official conference of Wikimedians and the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, and WikiSym 2010, the 6th international symposium on wikis and open collaboration. This is the first time [...]