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 »

A Wikimedian approach to digital democracy – next phase

Recently the Speaker of the House of Commons established a commission to investigate the opportunities digital technology can bring for parliamentary democracy in the UK. This consultation is a public exercise which attempts to explore various themes relating to digital democracy. Wikimedia UK and Demos, working with Wikimedians, have been exploring whether the norms and values of the Wikimedia… read more »

Discussing the future of digital democracy

This post was written by Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK’s Head of External Relations On Tuesday I was fortunate enough to attend a round table event hosted by the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy at the House of Commons. The opportunity came about as the result of the work that Wikimedia UK is doing with Demos… read more »

Connecting knowledge to power: the future of digital democracy in the UK

Wikimedia UK and Demos are encouraging Wikimedians to participate in an attempt to crowdsource a submission to a call for evidence on digital democracy from the Speaker of the House of Commons. The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has established a Commission on Digital Democracy. It will report to Parliament in early 2015 with recommendations on… read more »

Crowdsourcing: the wiki way of working

This post was written by Dr Martin Poulter, Jisc Wikimedia Ambassador To influence education institutions, we need to speak their language and we need to put information in the places where they are looking for it. The Jisc infoKits are online booklets for management, technologists and other staff in Higher and Further Education. This is… read more »