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"Wikipedia works because there's this unspoken light inside all of us that comes from the desire to help educate, to help share knowledge." —Susan Hewitt, Wikipedia Editor
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Wikimedia Fellows spearhead community projects, undertake research, and focus on other time-limited activities that require financial and logistical support to help scale and increase sustainability of the work of volunteers in the Wikimedia movement. Submissions for Spring 2012 fellowships are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia Projects.
Wikimedia engineering refers to the engineering team employed by the Wikimedia Foundation. Its mission is to build, improve and maintain the technical infrastructure of Wikimedia projects (software and hardware), by supporting and complementing volunteer efforts. You can be involved:
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation got its start in 2003 and is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco, California, we currently employ over 150 staff and contractors globally. The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to creating a world in which every single human being can freely and easily share in the sum of all knowledge. Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive nearly 500 million unique visitors per month, making them the 5th most popular web property worldwide. Wikipedia is available in more than 280 languages, containing more than 33 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of over 100,000 people. In an effort to continue our mission, we are hiring talented and creative individuals to join the team.
Who's working with us now?
For a current list of Wikimedia Foundation employees and contractors, see staff and contractors.
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