Blog transition Foundation From the archives MediaWiki Technology

Wikimedia Foundation funds six Outreachy interns for round 15

Please join us in welcoming six new Outreachy interns to Wikimedia from Brazil, Cameroon, Germany, and India!

Blog transition From the archives Legal

Yale Law School and the Wikimedia Foundation create new research initiative to help preserve and protect the free exchange of information online

The Wikimedia Foundation and the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School recently expanded their longstanding collaboration to focus on raising awareness and conducting research related to threats against intermediary liability protections. Those protections are necessary if online platforms are to remain neutral third parties hosting user-generated content.

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Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions

The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation’s operations.

Data analytics Foundation From the archives Technology

Hiring a data scientist

We recently needed to backfill a data analyst position at the Wikimedia Foundation. If you’ve hired for this type of position in the past, you know that this is no easy task. Based on our successful hiring process, we’d like to share what we learned, and how we drew on existing resources to synthesize a better approach to interviewing and hiring a new member of our team.

Community Foundation From the archives Grantmaking

New grants program will fund six community-led projects

Selected from a field of thirteen applications, the projects focus on software, offline outreach, and research.

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Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

We are excited to announce the successful grantees from round two of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2015 Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program. Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects with potential for online impact and that advance the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission and strategic priorities. These projects can take….

Foundation From the archives Legal Technology Wikipedia

Securing access to Wikimedia sites with HTTPS

The Wikimedia Foundation is happy to announce that we are implementing HTTPS to encrypt all traffic on Wikimedia sites. With this change, nearly half a billion monthly visitors on Wikipedia and its sister projects will be able to share in the world’s knowledge more securely.

From the archives Gender gap Grantmaking Wikipedia

What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here's what we learned from this pilot.

Foundation From the archives Legal Wikimedia v. NSA

Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States. The lawsuit challenges the NSA’s mass surveillance program. (..)