diversity

How should the music industry engage with Wikipedia?

By John Lubbock, Communications Coordinator If I was a music industry promoter, I would make sure the artists I worked with had accurate Wikipedia pages, because those pages will come at the top of the Google rankings when you search for the artist’s name. In practice, this doesn’t happen, largely because they don’t understand how… read more »

AdaCamp Berlin 2014 – a summary account

This post was written by Roberta Wedge, Gender Gap Project Worker Ada Camp is a weekend-long event bringing together women in open technology and culture for mutual support. It was created by the Ada Initiative, which exists to support women in these fields. I attended Ada Camp Berlin (of which Wikimedia UK was a sponsor)… read more »

Welcoming our Programme Intern

This section was written by Daria Cybulska, Programme Manager One of Wikimedia UK’s key aims as a charity is to teach under-represented groups how to edit Wikipedia (women make up about 10% of editors), and develop under-represented content (e.g. Women in Science). Wikimedia UK has been running ‘Women in Science’ editathons for the last two… read more »

Wikimedia Chapters to deliver Wikimedia Diversity Conference

The diversity of Wikipedia editors is a topic that is widely discussed, both within the global movement and in the wider world. It’s an important issue and there is a wide range of opinions about how to encourage under-represented groups to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Each language Wikipedia has different approaches, as does each Wikimedia… read more »

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