Wikipedia: How Volunteers Build the World's Knowledge


Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room

Hear from Katherine Maher, the chief executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, about how a community of volunteers from around the globe built- and operates- one of the world's most popular websites.

Roughly a billion people visit Wikipedia every month, seeking knowledge in nearly 300 languages. The Wikimedia Foundation operates Wikipedia and Wikimedia's other free knowledge projects and offers support to a global community of 80,000 volunteers and 100 affiliate organizations around the world.

About Wikimedia

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia, one of the world's most beloved websites. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

Interested in how you can contribute to the world's knowledge? Join us for an Edit-A-Thon Saturday, March 11th!

The Darien Library is proud to cosponsor this event with Person-to-Person and Volunteer Square.

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