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Please find the 10th installment of the Wikimedia newsletter 2015.
If you wish to share an event or activity through this newsletter, please feel free to send us a message at Happy reading!


Wikimedia CH New Year's Brunch CC-BY-SA 4.0 Credit:Muriel Staub WMCH

Save the date for the "New Year Brunch" on January 17, 2016
The local Wikimedian community will be simultaneously gathering in Zurich, Geneva and Lugano in order to celebrate Wikipedia's 15th Birthday and kick off the upcoming year! More details will follow in our next Newsletter!


  • Get a Micro-Grant to realize your project!
Get a micro-grant to reimburse your ticket if you want to photographically document an event for Wikimedia Commons,CC-BY 3.0 Credit:Fanny Schertzer

Take the chance to realize your project, to purchase a book to help you write an article, to expense an entrance ticket to a museum to upload photographs on Wikimedia Commons. The sky is the limit, as long as your project has an impact on Wikimedia projects and that you are a recurrent contributor, you are eligible. Get in touch with your community liaison in case you have a question or want to talk about your idea.
You can submit your micro-grant request in your respective language on the Micro-Grant on Meta.

  • Alemannic meetup in Einsiedeln
The als-WP had a small community meetup, CC-BY-SA 4.0 Credit:Pakeha

The most recent activity financed with a micro-grant was the meet up of contributors of the Alemannic Wikipedia on October, 24. A week ago, this middle-sized language edition reached 20.000 articles! Five Wikipedians and one companion met in Einsiedeln (canton of Schwyz) to take a guided tour of the local museum. The exhibition there was dedicated to the 150th birthday of Meinrad Lienert, a writer from Einsiedeln who has published novels, poems or songs both in standard German and in his Swiss German dialect. In the afternoon the group also visited the Einsiedeln Abbey and the cozy gingerbread museum, before tasting the local wine in a restaurant.

  • Let's fill the gender gap atelier in Geneva

Mid way within the first session of the Wikipedia atelier in Geneva, we are glad to see that several new contributors have joined in the Wikimedia movement. The press has caught a great interest on the topic and has covered the initiative via tv and radio interviews as well as the written press. You may consult those articles in the section below. Click here to visit the project page.

Wikipedia Offline[edit]

File:Kiwix oss award.jpg
OSS award, CC-BY-SA 4.0 Credit:Stéphane

Kiwix won the Swiss Open Source Award 2015
We are delighted to inform you that KIWIX - Wikipedia offline was awarded the Swiss Open Source Software Award. Moreover Kiwix1.2 for iOS is out! Enjoy an improved user experience for your iPad. Install or update it here.


Date Event Location
07.11.2015 Wikipedia Atelier for Women, in collaboration with the association Women in Nidwalden and Engelberg: History and Stories Nidwalden
11.11.2015 Schlussveranstaltung Edit-a-thon "Biografien Schreiben" Swiss Federal Archives.
17.11.2015 Wikipedia Workshop "Let's fill the gender gap" University of Geneva
20/22.11.2015 Wikisource conference Vienna, Austria
21.11.2015 Stammtisch Zürich Zürich
24.11.2015 Wikipedia Writing Worskshop at noon Biel/Bienne
28.11.2015 Wikipedia Edit-a-lier Frauenfeld
01.12.2015 Wikipedia Workshop "Let's fill the gender gap" University of Geneva


Wikimedia projects in the news in October, CC-BY-SA 2.0 Crédit:Daniel R Blume