we’re really happy to announce the first ever Coolest Tool Award
Tools play an essential role at Wikimedia, and so do the many volunteer
developers who experiment with new ideas, develop & maintain local & global
solutions and bridge workflow gaps for the Wikimedia communities.
There are incredible many great tools out there. It’s time to celebrate
this & to make the work volunteer developers do more visible to everyone :-)
The Coolest Tool Award ceremony will take place at Wikimania, as part of
the official program:
The award is organized & selected by this year's Coolest Tool Academy. The
plan is to award the greatest tools in a variety of categories: For
example: “best Commons tool” to recognize the value of a tool for a
specific project, or “best newcomer” to award the work of a fairly new
As no one can possibly know all the cool tools out there, we’re looking for
some help & inspiration: Please point us to the tools that you think are
great - out of any reason you can think of!
Please use this form:
to recommend tools by July 29, 2019.
You can nominate as many tools as you want by filling out the form multiple
This survey will be conducted via a third-party service, which may subject
it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling,
see the survey privacy statement:
Thank you very much for your ideas & recommendation(s)!
We will continue to spread the word over the next 1-2 days, but if you get
the chance, please feel welcome to share this information with others too!
If you have any questions, please contact us at
Birgit, for the Coolest Tool Academy 2019
Birgit Müller (she/her)
Director of Technical Engagement
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>