Foundation Wikimania

What took place during the movement strategy discussions at Wikimania 2018

The Wikimedia 2030 Strategy Process is about addressing complex challenges and seizing the opportunities for the Wikimedia movement, now and in the future. It is a process initiated by the Wikimedia Foundation, seeking broad affiliate and community involvement on a global scale. Currently, the Strategy Process focuses on determining how the movement needs to change….

Communications Community From the archives Wikimania

Farkhad Fatkullin named Wikimedian of the Year for 2018

In the closing ceremony of this year’s Wikimania, held in Cape Town, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced Farkhad Fatkullin as the Wikimedian of the year for 2018. Fatkullin was selected for his efforts in support of the minority language communities in Russia. “Farhad is energetically community organizing among Russia’s minority language communities,” said Wales, “going far and wide beyond his….

Community Foundation From the archives Wikimania

Wikipedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders gather in Cape Town for the first annual “Wikimania” conference in sub-Saharan Africa

More than 700 attendees from nearly 80 countries gathered today for the start of Wikimania 2018—the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, the Wikimedia free knowledge movement, and the community of volunteers who make them possible. This marks the 14th annual Wikimania, which takes place 18–22 July at the Southern Sun Cape Sun….

Communications From the archives Wikimania

Annual Wikimedia conference “Wikimania” to make debut in Sub-Saharan Africa

The first-ever gathering in the sub-Saharan African region will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites. Key participants include Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, as well as notable thought leaders from across the African continent and the world.

Communications Community From the archives Photo contests

The stories behind this year’s award-winning photographs from Wiki Loves Africa

Late last year, photographers from around the world were invited to share their photos of people at work on the African continent. Over 18,000 were submitted. Here are the winners.

From the archives Photo contests

Zanzibar seaweeds in Tanzania

Zanzibar seaweeds in Tanzania, the Wiki Loves Africa photo essay winner for the topic of women at work.

From the archives Photo contests

The making of thatch

The making of thatch, the Wiki Loves Africa photo essay winner for the topic of endangered work practices.

Community Events Foundation From the archives

Introducing a resource kit to help organizers handle event safety incidents

The Support and Safety team, in collaboration with several other Community Engagement teams at the Wikimedia Foundation, has developed a short kit providing event organizers with key actions, scripts, and steps to help them handle event safety issues as they arise at Wikimedia events.

Community Events From the archives Gender gap

In Egypt, Her Story uses women’s voices and Wikipedia to educate about gender violence

For as long as the pyramids have been standing, the contributions of women to history have been undervalued and underrepresented. But today, there is a movement afoot in the land of the pharaohs—one that aims to bring those stories to the world's largest encyclopedia.

Affiliates Community From the archives Photo contests Wikimedia Commons

See the winners from the 2017 Wiki Science Competition in Ukraine

Science has to be visible, and Wikipedia needs illustrations. Both goals met in the Wiki Science Competition. Here are winners from its Ukrainian sub-contest.