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維基媒體基金會執行理事 Sue Gardner 將會議主旨定為“維基媒體基金會:年終回顧及來年展望” (幻燈片),並在 日程表中囊括了很多維基媒體基金會員工,同事,及承包者的展示報告。

  • Fabrice Florin,Howie Fung,Karyn Gladstone,Brandon Harris,Oliver Keyes: 向維基百科引入編輯:一個通向新特性的路標摘要幻燈片) / Oliver Keyes: 引導社會團體:我們嘗試過的及我們需要做的摘要
  • Trevor Parscal 和 Roan Kattouw:沒有括號的生活:維基文字的視覺編輯摘要
  • Erik Moeller:目的導向的社交網絡:用科技支持維基項目摘要幻燈片
  • Brandon Harris: 雅典娜項目:2015年的維基百科 (摘要幻燈片)
  • Steven Walling,Maryana Pinchuk:'歡迎來到維基百科,現在請離開:改善我們與新編輯的溝通方式摘要幻燈片
  • Tilman Bayer (和 MZMcBride):‘不要發垃圾文件’ 對決 ‘沒人告訴過我’ – 移動廣播機構的當前狀況及未來摘要幻燈片
  • Alolita Sharma:維基百科上的下個十億新用戶使用開源網頁字體摘要
  • Amir E. Aharoni:軟件局部化的悖論摘要幻燈片
  • Noopur Raval:GLAM 和印度的拓廣摘要
  • Lori Byrd Phillips:GLAM 維基在美國的現狀摘要
  • James Forrester 和 Philippe Beaudette:維基媒體和政府,遊說團,及公關的關係摘要
  • Amir E. Aharoni:全面支持所有語言摘要 - 由 Gerard Meijssen 提交 - ,幻燈片
  • Siebrand Mazeland,Santhosh Thottingal,Pau Giner,Niklas Laxström,Amir Aharoni,Arun Ganesh,Alolita Sharma:問做語言支持的人摘要
  • Fabrice Florin:給讀者一個聲音:從文章反饋第五版得到的教訓摘要幻燈片
  • Geoff Brigham:維基媒體運動的十大法律問題 摘要幻燈片
  • Leslie Carr,Ben Hartshorne,Jeff Green, Ryan Lane,Rob Halsell:去問操作者摘要
  • Ben Hartshorne:Swift 和媒體存儲系統摘要slides
  • Amir E. Aharoni:百年網站 - 全新視角看維基文庫摘要幻燈片
  • Brion Vibber:嵌入式腳本語言:在媒體維基中創建互動式的圖表,地圖,和其他媒體資源摘要幻燈片
  • Andrew Garrett 及其他專家: 小進程的幫手:小工具的案例摘要
  • 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.

Data and Trends

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

(Financial information is only available for June 30, 2012 at the time of this report.)

All financial information presented is for the period of July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012.

收入 36,112,711美元
 Technology Group 12,335,628美元
 Community/Fundraiser Group 3,769,765美元
 Global Development Group 4,879,005美元
 Governance Group 998,443美元
 Finance/Legal/HR/Admin Group 6,814,021美元
总开销 28,796,862美元
总盈余(亏损) $7,315,849
  • Revenue for the month is $549K vs plan of $162K, approximately $387K or 238% over plan.
  • Year-to-date revenue is $36.1MM vs plan of $29.5MM, approximately $6.6MM or 22% over plan.
  • Expenses for the month is $3.3MM vs plan of $2.2MM, approximately $1.1MM or 49% higher than plan, primarily due to catching up on planned capital expenditures and higher-than-budgeted expenses for professional services and wikimania.
  • Year-to-date expenses is $28.8MM vs plan of $28.3MM, approximately $512K or 2% higher than plan, primarily due to higher-than-budgeted payment processing fees (reflecting over-achieved revenue targets), higher-than-budgeted expenses for Wikimania, and an over-spend for Legal to fix issues with our trademark portfolio.
  • Cash position is $25.4MM as of June 30, 2012 which is approximately 10.9 months of expenses.
Video of the monthly Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting covering the month of July (August 2, 2012)

Other movement highlights



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.