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A weekend at MozFest

This post was written by Stuart Prior, Fundraising Assistant I recently spent the weekend at Mozfest, the annual Mozilla conference, held in Greenwich. The aim of going was to find out how Mozilla’s community worked, to make project and fundraising contacts in the open sector and, after my role in organising our own community conference,… read more »

Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU publishes copyright reform paper

The Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU (FKAGEU), of which Wikimedia UK is a member, has this week published a paper on copyright reform across the European Union. This is in response to the Report on the responses to the Public Consultation on the Review of the EU Copyright Rules and the draft white paper on a… read more »

Does Wikimania save lives?

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, Wikimedian and co-ordinator of the Wikimania support team, and originally published here. I am just coming to the end of a four-month stint working for Wikimedia UK helping to deliver Wikimania 2014 at London’s Barbican Centre. It was all quite exciting and as The Signpost put it was “not too bad, actually”. In the… read more »

Building the Open Access Button

This guest blog post was written by David Carroll, Open Access Button Project Lead Earlier this month, as I sat at the Wikimania Open Data Hack in the Barbican, silently whirring in the back of my mind was an impending anniversary. It had been one year since the first line of code of what would… read more »

Your Wikimania Needs You!

This blog post was written by John Cummings, Wikimania support at Wikimedia UK and Harry Mitchell, Wikimedia UK volunteer. Wikimania 2014 is a 2000+ person conference, unconference, festival, meetup, workshop, hackathon, and party, spread over five days in August 2014, preceded and followed by fringe events. It’s the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement,… read more »

Interested in helping improve OpenStreetMap?

Our friends at OpenStreetMap are working to collaboratively create a global, openly licensed map that’s free for everyone to use. They are always keen for more people to participate in their work and many Wikimedians are among the contributors. OpenStreetMap is hosting a “hack weekend” on 8 & 9 March for volunteers to get together… read more »

Teaming up with Mozilla for an editathon

Mozilla UK have been supportive to Wikimedia UK since they opened their Mozilla Spaces venue in June 2012, allowing us to use their space in central London a few times for free, and continuing to do so whenever possible. This is particularly useful when the meeting spaces in our London office are fully booked (which… read more »

Call for Proposals – Wikimedia track at the Open Knowledge Conference 2010

This year Wikimedia UK is partnering with the Open Knowledge Foundation in the organisation of the 2010 Open Knowledge Conference (“OKCon”), an interdisciplinary conference that brings together individuals from across the open knowledge spectrum for a day of presentations and workshops. At this year’s conference, Wikimedia UK will be supporting and organising a track dedicated… read more »

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