The registration for Wiki Workshop 2022  is now open. The event is
virtually held on April 25, 12:00-18:30 UTC and as part of The Web
Conference 2022 . The plenary parts of the event will be recorded
and shared publicly afterwards.
Wiki Workshop is the largest Wikimedia research event of the year (so
far;) that the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation co-organizes
with our Research Fellow, Bob West (EPFL). This year, Srijan Kumar
(Georgia Tech) joined the organizing team as well.:) The event brings
together scholars and researchers from across the world who are
interested in or are actively engaged with research and development on
the Wikimedia projects.
While the details of the schedule are to be finalized and posted in
the coming week, we expect to generally follow the format of 2021 .
This year we received research submissions from more than 20 countries
and have accepted 27 research papers whose authors will present the
work as part of the workshop (If you are an author of an accepted
paper: congrats!:) . Our keynote speaker is Larry Lessig  and we
will have a panel to reflect on the decade anniversary of SOPA/PIPA,
moderated by Erik Moeller (Freedom of the Press). And of course, all
the music, games, etc. will remain. :)
If you are interested in participating in the live event, please
indicate your interest by filling out . Anyone is encouraged to
register: you don't have to be a researcher. In the registration form,
please explain why attending the live event will support you in your
work on the Wikimedia projects and beyond.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
 (privacy statement for the Google form survey )
Head of Research
We use the Wikimedia AQS Pageviews REST API: [Analytics/AQS/Pageviews
When making requests for pageviews counts by article, we have noticed
that not all data for all pages will exist for the latest day at the
same time. Some pages appear to be updated later than others. Is there
a place we can check (i.e. a status page or dump files) to determine
whether all pageview data is accessible for the latest day via the AQS
Pageviews REST API?
Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation  for their monthly
Office hours Tuesday, 2022-05-03. Find your local time here
To participate, join the video-call via this link . There is no set
agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad
. You are welcome to add questions / items to the etherpad in advance,
or when you arrive at the session. Even if you are unable to attend the
session, you can leave a question that we can address asynchronously. If
you do not have a specific agenda item, you are welcome to hang out and
enjoy the conversation. More detailed information (e.g., about how to
attend) can be found here .
Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves available to answer
research related questions that you as Wikimedia volunteer editors,
organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in your projects and
initiatives. Here are some example cases we hope to be able to support you
You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
in my wiki?
You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
harder to find an answer for during an office hour. However, discussing
them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
of you interested more closely in this space.
You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs .
Hope to see many of you,
Emily, on behalf of the WMF Research Team
Emily Lescak (she / her)
Senior Research Community Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation