This page is a translated version of the page Wikimedia Highlights, July 2012 and the translation is 33% complete.

来自2012年7月的维基媒体基金会报告维基媒体工程报告重要事项, 和来自维基媒体运动的一些其他重要事件





The keynote of Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner was titled "Wikimedia Foundation: The Year In Review and The Year Ahead" (slides), and the Schedule included many other presentations by WMF staff, fellows and contractors:

  • Fabrice Florin, Howie Fung, Karyn Gladstone, Brandon Harris, Oliver Keyes: Engaging editors on Wikipedia: A roadmap of new features (abstract, slides) / Oliver Keyes: Engaging the Community: What We've Tried and Where We're Going (abstract) - video
  • Trevor Parscal and Roan Kattouw: Life Without Brackets: Visual Editing for Wikitext (abstract,
  • Erik Moeller: The purpose-driven social network: Supporting WikiProjects with technology (abstract, slides)
  • Brandon Harris: The Athena Project: Wikipedia in 2015 (abstract. slides)
  • Steven Walling, Maryana Pinchuk: Welcome to Wikipedia, now please go away: improving how we communicate with new editors (abstract, slides, video)
  • Tilman Bayer (with MZMcBride): Stop Spamming' vs. 'Nobody Told Me' – the state and future of movement broadcasting mechanisms (abstract, slides, video)
  • Alolita Sharma: The next billion users on Wikipedia with Open Source Webfonts (abstract, video)
  • Amir E. Aharoni: The software localization paradox (abstract, slides)
  • Noopur Raval: GLAM and Outreach in India (abstract)
  • Lori Byrd Phillips: State of GLAM-WIKI in the US (abstract)
  • James Forrester & Philippe Beaudette: Wikimedia relations with governments, lobbying and public relations (abstract, video)
  • Amir E. Aharoni: Supporting languages, all of them (abstract - submitted by Gerard Meijssen - , slides, video)
  • Siebrand Mazeland, Santhosh Thottingal, Pau Giner, Niklas Laxström, Amir Aharoni, Arun Ganesh, Alolita Sharma: Ask the Language Support People (abstract, video)
  • Fabrice Florin: Giving Readers a Voice: Lessons from Article Feedback v5 (abstract, slides, video)
  • Leslie Carr, Ben Hartshorne, Jeff Green, Ryan Lane, Rob Halsell: Ask the Operators (abstract, video)
  • Amir E. Aharoni: The hundred-year old websites - a new look at Wikisource (abstract, slides, video)
  • Brion Vibber: Embedded scripting: creating interactive diagrams, maps, and other media resources in MediaWiki (abstract, slides, video)
  • Andrew Garrett, with other panelists: Small Process Helpers: The case for Widgets (abstract, video)
  • Tomasz Finc, Jon Robson: The Wikipedia Mobile Experience — Where We've Been and Where We're Going (abstract - submitted by Patrick Reilly -,slides, video)
  • Yuvaraj Pandian: The Wikipedia Smartphone Apps Story (abstract, video)
  • Oliver Keyes, with other panelists: Eternal December: How Awful Arguments are Killing the Wiki, and Why not to Make Them (abstract, video)
  • Maryana Pinchuk, Steven Walling: “This is my voice”: the motivations of highly active Wikipedians (abstract, slides, video)
  • Ryan Lane: Wikimedia Labs and the state of our open source infrastructure (abstract)
  • Amit Kapoor/Kul Takanao Wadhwa: Reaching the Next Billion Users: Wikipedia on mobile (abstract, slides, video) + panel (video)
  • Sumana Harihareswara, Guillaume Paumier, Rob Lanphier: Transparency and collaboration in Wikimedia engineering (abstract, video)
  • Santhosh Thottingal: Read and Write in your language (abstract, slides)
  • Asaf Bartov: Funds for Free Knowledge: Wikimedia Foundation Grantmaking (abstract, slides, video)
  • James Alexander: The Bad Assumptions of the Copyright Discussion (abstract)
  • Sumana Harihareswara: What Does THAT mean? Engineering Jargon And Procedures Explained (abstract)
  • Roan Kattouw and Timo Tijhof: ResourceLoader 2: The Future of Gadgets (abstract, slides)
  • Guillaume Paumier: 11 years of Wikipedia, or the Wikimedia history crash course you can edit (abstract, video)
  • Lori Byrd Phillips (with Àlex Hinojo and Andy Mabbett): QRpedia and you (abstract)

Beyond these, Wikimedia Foundation staff, fellows and contractors also participated in various other panels.

The fundraising team recorded over 100 on-camera interviews with Wikimedia editors, programmers and volunteers from all over the world. Interviews are inspiring new editor appeals (and a short video about Wikipedia), which we will showcase during the annual fundraiser.


Erik Möller explaining pageviews

Global unique visitors for June:

469.64 million (-4.62% compared with May; +17.60% compared with the previous year)
(comScore data for all Wikimedia Foundation projects; comScore will release July data later in August)

Page requests for July:

17.7 billion (-1.9% compared with June; +25.3% compared with the previous year)
(Server log data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects including mobile access)

Active Registered Editors for June 2012 (>= 5 edits/month):

82,220 (-3.2% compared with May / -1.3% compared with the previous year)
(Database data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects except for Wikimedia Commons. Note: We are in the process of moving to a metric that takes into account SUL and Wikimedia Commons.)

Report Card (integrating various statistical data and trends about WMF projects) for June 2012:



WMF YTD Revenue and Expenses vs Plan as of June 30, 2012
WMF YTD Expenses by Functions as of June 30, 2012
Sue Gardner explaining financial information



收入 $36,112,711
 技术组 $12,335,628
 社群/筹款组 $3,769,765
 全球发展组 $4,879,005
 治理组 $998,443
 金融/司法/人力资源/管理组 $6,814,021
总开支 $28,796,862
总盈余/(亏损) $7,315,849
  • 本月收入为$549,000,相对计划的$162,000,大约超过计划$387,000或238%。
  • 年到日收入为$36.1MM,相对计划的$29.5MM,大约超过计划$6.6MM或22%。
  • 本月支出为$3.3MM,相对计划的$2.2MM,大约超过计划$1.1MM或49%,主要是由于正值计划的资金开支,以及专业服务和维基媒体国际会议的支出超出预算。
  • 年到日支出为$28.8MM,相对计划的$28.3MM,大约超过计划$512K或2%,主要是由于超出预算的支付处理费(反映了超额完成的收入目标), 超出预算的维基媒体国际会议支出,以及为解决我们商标组合的问题在法律上的过多花费。
  • 2012年6月30日,现金情况为$25.4MM,大约是10.9个月的支出。
Video of the monthly Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting covering the month of July (August 2, 2012)

Other movement highlights

Wikimania 2012 banner


In mid-July, over 1,400 attendees came to Washington, DC (US) to participate in Wikimania 2012. The annual global conference of Wikimedians was organized by Wikimedia District of Columbia. The main event from July 12-14 was accompanied by a hackathon, an unconference and various other side events.

The schedule contained presentations by over 275 speakers (see also the Foundation highlights), and videos are being uploaded. In the opening session, Mary Gardiner (co-founder of the Ada Initiative) talked about fostering diversity, and Jimmy Wales gave his traditional "The State of the Wiki" speech. In another plenary session, the Board of Trustees answered questions by Wikimedians.

Wikipedian in Residence for a whole town


Catalan Wikimedian David Parreño began serving as Wikipedian in Residence for the town of Palafrugell on the Mediterranean sea, in Catalonia (an autonomous community of Spain). With the approval of the town council, he is helping several local cultural institutions to improve their international online presence.

Russian Wikipedia blackout

On July 10, the Russian Wikipedia community blacked out their project for 24 hours, to protest a new law about Internet restrictions which had been proposed in the Russian parliament (Duma). Although the bill passed afterwards, some changes were made to it, and according to the head of Wikimedia Russia, Vladimir Medeyko, the blackout gained much media attention in Russia.