The Wikimedia Foundation: The Year In Review and The Year Ahead

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The Wikimedia Foundation: The Year In Review and The Year Ahead

Presenter Sue Gardner (Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation)
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About the presenter
Sue Gardner is Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia - the world's largest and most popular encyclopedia, which is free to use and free of advertising. Wikipedia contains more than 11 million volunteer-authored articles in 250+ languages, and is visited by more than 300 million people every month, making it the number four most-popular website in the world. In her first year with Wikimedia, Gardner relocated the organization to San Francisco, more than doubled its revenues and instituted ambitious new programming goals to increase reach, quality and participation.

The Wikimedia Foundation is the organization behind Wikipedia and its eight sister projects: Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity and Wikimedia Commons. The job of the Wikimedia Foundation is to support Wikimedia's volunteer community in developing and delivering free educational materials to everyone around the world, in their own language, for free.

Over the past year, the staff of the Wikimedia Foundation has grown significantly, enabling it to better support the Wikimedia community. In this session, Executive Director Sue Gardner will walk through some Wikimedia Foundation highlights from the past year, and talk about what's coming in the year ahead.

Language English
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