Introducing Wikimedia Space: A space for movement news and conversations
Today, the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Engagement department is launching Wikimedia Space, a platform for movement organizers, affiliates, contributors, partners, and the Foundation to share news, questions, and conversations.
Learning from others has been the bedrock for development and growth in our movement. With this platform, we want to promote these sorts of enriching exchanges by welcoming people from every background to build strong and diverse communities, breaking down the barriers for entry to our movement, and focusing our efforts on facilitating collaboration, including from communities that are new to our movement.
Wikimedia Space is a single place for collaboration, comprising Blog and Discuss hubs. The Blog section provides a movement-wide platform for project updates, recent events, and shared learnings. We have designed editorial guidelines that allow everyone to share their news with others. Wikimedia Space also allows anybody to add an event, which can be discovered in a calendar or a map of the movement. We want this new space to be safe and welcoming, especially for newcomers, and this is why it is governed by a code of conduct, and relies on active community moderation.
Wikimedia Space is currently a prototype, built on WordPress and Discourse. While at present it only operates in English, it will evolve to include multiple languages in the near future. This project is only possible with your participation. Spread the news and join Wikimedia Space!
Read more about the features you’ll find on our blog post. We have also published posts on how to make this space yours, so it can best serve your needs. You can find all the documentation for this project on its page on Meta.
See you at Wikimedia Space!
María Cruz \\ Communications and Outreach Manager, Community Engagement \\ Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.