Can you help us create a better multimedia experience on Wikipedia and its sister sites? 

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, we'd like to invite you to join a special Multimedia Meetup at the Wikimedia Foundation, this Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm PST. 

This one-hour event will bring together dozens of developers and community members to discuss how we can use images, sounds and videos to help people learn more effectively on our sites.

To join us, simply sign up here:

We will start our meeting by presenting a vision for multimedia in 2016 and ask you how we can improve it. 

We will then demo and discuss these new projects together:
* media viewer 
* file feedback
* new video formats
* campaign tools

As a group, we will brainstorm new ways to view, contribute, curate, discover and use media files on Wikipedia, and grow our audio-visual knowledge base in the process.

This is a great opportunity to meet our developers and network with other like-minded community members. And we'll be serving free drinks and pizza to make this even more fun for you. :)

Images, sounds and videos can engage users more deeply than text articles, and better support their individual learning styles. To that end, we aim to engage more users to collaborate through multimedia -- by improving their viewing experience, increasing their media contributions, and making it easier to use media in articles.

We look forward to your thoughts on how to make this vision happen together.

Thanks for your consideration. We hope to speak with you soon, so we can plan our next steps with your help. :)

All the best,



Fabrice Florin
Product Manager, Multimedia
Wikimedia Foundation