Hello all,

We would like to give you a heads up on a quite exciting project that will be starting soon. Wikimedia Deutschland just received a grant from the organization Arcadia. The goal of this grant is to make our software more usable by cultures underrepresented in technology, people of the Global South and speakers of minority languages. This project will be defined over the coming months and will run for 3 years, ideally in close collaboration with other Wikimedia organizations.

Our first milestone will be to support the creation of a new development team that will function together with Wikimedia Deutschland to improve parts of our codebase and to develop new functionality. With this experiment, we would like to share and transfer the knowledge of the Wikidata development team to other organizations around the globe.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us directly by email.

Léa Lacroix
Community Engagement Coordinator

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

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