Iranian Wikimedians User Group/FaWiki500K
on 27 July 2016, thousands of volunteers, translators, writers, researchers, students and internet users saw history made with the Farsi Wikipedia’s five hundred-thousandth article—the culmination of a thirteen-year effort to compile the largest online encyclopedia in the language. Read more
it took us 13 years to reach to 500,000 articles, so Iranian Wikimedians User Group decided to celebrate with a celebration in National Library of Iran. we invited interested people through site-notice in Farsi Wikipedia. almost 400 people signed up.
It was 4 hours ceremony. several wikipedians gave lecture and shared the stories of this long journey. First speaker was Mardetanha who talked about history of Wikipedia and its importance.
Then Motabatalked about, Wikipedia, vandalism and being allegedly biased, He published result of his academic research on this issue.
Hamid Hasani an Iranian scholar talked about how Wikipedia is going to preserve Persian language. after him, it was time for Amir sarabadani to talk about how week things going in Wikipedia and how do we fight with vandalism.
Last part of the ceremony was to take a group photo and eat the cake.