The future of offline access to Wikipedia: The RACHEL example

From the archives Interview Offline access

A chat with WorldPossible's Jeremy Schwartz, the developer of RACHEL—"Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education & Learning"—a portable plug-and-play server which stores educational websites and makes that content available over any local (offline) wireless connection.

Read more
Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase

From Sesame Street to Maya Angelou, this Wikipedian digs deeper

Community From the archives Interview Profiles Why I series Wikipedia

Christine Meyer, better known to Wikipedians as FigureSkatingFan, has worked on many of the English Wikipedia's articles about Sesame Street. We asked why.

Read more

The future of offline access to Wikipedia: The Kiwix example

Community From the archives Interview Offline access

A chat with a developer of Kiwix, an open source software which allows users to download web content for offline reading, and the future of offline access to Wikipedia.

Read more

Becoming a National Wikimedian: Jason Evans and the National Library of Wales

Community From the archives GLAM Interview

Alex Stinson, Strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation, talks with Jason Evans about becoming Wales' National Wikimedian, and where he sees the future of Wikipedia in the region.

Read more

Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

Community From the archives Interview Profiles Wikimedia Commons

"I think the message is more important than the author," says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty and challenges of living in his country.

Read more

Two ravens’ ‘song and dance routine’ wins picture of the year

From the archives Interview Photo contests Picture of the Year Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia editors from around the world flew to Jubilee and Munin, two amusing ravens from the Tower of London, in the volunteer-run competition.

Read more

News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

Community From the archives Interview News on Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.

Read more

A fascination with exploration: the polar pioneers of Wikipedia

Community From the archives Interview Profiles Wikipedia

Polar explorers were singular individuals who embarked on voyages of discovery—and as one Wikipedia editor put it, "Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people. This is apparent in the way that each new generation seems to rediscover and relish these stories."

Read more

When it comes to shipwrecks raised off the seafloor, Peter Isotalo may be Wikipedia’s resident aficionado

Community From the archives Interview Profiles Wikipedia

Isotalo has written several Wikipedia articles on centuries-old archaeologically significant shipwrecks, working with museums and spending hundreds of hours to make them accurate and comprehensive. We wanted to find out why.

Read more