Wikimedia offices

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The Wikimedia Foundation and some of the Wikimedia chapters have office space for their employees in a number of cities around the world. These offices include:

Organization City (Wikimedia Commons link) Since Employees (other outside office) Notes
Wikimedia Foundation San Francisco (CA), USA 2003 (Florida), 2007 (San Francisco) 145 (ca.) Previously in St. Petersburg, Florida, since 2007 in San Francisco
Wikimedia Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 2011-07 2
Wikimedia Chile Santiago, Chile 2011-07 -
Wikimedia Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 2016-12 2 (ca.) Slovenská 21, Prague 2, 120 00
Wikimedia Deutschland Berlin, Germany (link) 2007 (Frankfurt) 2008 (Berlin) 53 (ca., all in all 38 FTE; incl. Wikidata team) Visitors welcome, please contact before. Free Wifi and Club Mate, meeting room and workshop space available.
Wikimedia Estonia Tartu, Estonia 2014-04 2
Wikimedia France Paris, France 2010-03 8 40, rue de Cléry, 75002 Paris (metro Sentier), visitors welcome, please contact before (a meeting room available)
Wikimedia Hungary Budapest, Hungary 2013-03 0 co-working space, previously (until 2014) own office with an employee
Wikimedia Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia ? at least 5 (based on 2012 AGM protocol[1])
Wikimedia Italia Monza, Italia 2012-04 2+1 (2.5 FTE) Details as of February 2013. Visitors welcome, phone contact: (+39) 0395962256, e-mail: segreteria(at).svgwikimedia.it. Other contacts.
Wikimedia Nederland Utrecht, the Netherlands (link) 2011-04 5 (3.4 FTE) Visitors welcome, please contact before. Lots of stroopwafels available. 2+ rooms available for conversations, the largest one for 10-15 people.
Wikimedia Österreich Vienna, Austria 2012 1 (+2) Visitors welcome, please contact before
Wikimedia Philippines Makati City, Philippines 2010-09 - Virtual office. Visitors are welcome, but please contact us beforehand.
Wikimedia Polska Lodz, Poland (link) 2010-01 1 (+1) Tuwima 95, room 15 (map), open usually Mon-Fri 12 am - 5 pm but first check here: [1], tea/coffee available + free wi-fi for volunteers and vistors.
Wikimedia Serbia Belgrade, Serbia 2012-11-01 1
Wikimedia Slovenská republika Partizánske, Slovakia 2012-06 0 shared office provided by NPO Education@Internet, please contact before; free wifi, office supplies, kitchenette and rest space available
Wikimedia Sverige Stockholm, Sweden 2011-12 7 + 2 part-time Office in Stockholm. Visitors are welcome. Conference room up to 10 persons possible to book.
Wikimedia Ukraine Kyiv, Ukraine 2014-10 2 part-time (+1) Office 516, 14/1 Mechnykova Street, Kyiv, 01133, Ukraine
Wikimedia UK London, United Kingdom (link) 2011-11 8+2 (8 FTE) Volunteers welcome to visit; beanbags, free wi-fi and refreshments available.
Wikimedia Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela 2016 -

Although the media have often reported that the Wikimedia Foundation has offices outside of the US (in particular, in India), this is incorrect; although they have hired contractors based in other countries, they have not formally set up offices in any other country than the US. In 2011 Jimbo Wales announced plans to open an office in India in the 10th anniversary video, but this plan has not been executed nor is it active.

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Energy consumption[edit]

A look at the ventilation system of the Wikimedia Foundation's offices in San Francisco.


Wikimedia Foundation has an office in San Francisco and around 250 employees,[2] about half of which are remote workers. Wikimedia Deutschland has an office in Berlin for 77 people[3] that is supplied with renewable energy.[4] Other movement organizations may have offices as well. It is not currently known what their energy usage or sources are.

Organization name Office location Number of on-site employees Yearly energy consumption Energy sources Carbon footprint (CO2/year) Renewable option and cost
Wikimedia Foundation San Francisco, USA 2016: 127 (out of 254 total) 2015: 383 MWh (estimate)

25% natural gas
23% nuclear
30% renewable
6% hydro
17% unspecified
(PG&E)

120,000 lb = 58 short tons = 53 metric tons (+ unspecified)

= 0.25 * 383000 kWh * 1.22lb CO2/kWh for nat gas
+ 0.23 * 383000 kWh * 0 lb CO2/kWh for nuclear
+ 0.36 * 383000 kWh * 0 lb CO2/kWh for renewables
+ 0.17 * 383000 kWh * ? lb CO2/kWh for unspecified

PG&E Solar Choice: ~ $ 900/month
Wikimedia Deutschland Berlin, Germany 2017: 88 2016: 52 MWh

55% hydro
46% mixed renewable (Naturstrom 2015)

0 n.a.
Wikimedia Italia Milano, Italy < 5 FTE n/a 100 % renewable 0 Sourced by the coworking space from a self-production cooperative which mostly buys from small PV plants
other Wikimedia organizations (various) ? ? ? ? ?

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