How Volunteers Build the World’s Knowledge: Talk on Thursday by Wikipedia Executive

Download PDF

Katherine Maher, the chief executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, speaks Thursday at Darien Library about how a community of volunteers from around the globe built — and operates — one of the world’s most popular websites.

Katherine Maher Wikipedia 03-06-17

Katherine Maher, chief executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, speaks Thursday at Darien Library

Maher will speak Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room.

Roughly a billion people visit Wikipedia every month, seeking knowledge in nearly 300 languages.

The Wikimedia Foundation operates Wikipedia and Wikimedia’s other free knowledge projects and offers support to a global community of 80,000 volunteers and 100 affiliate organizations around the world.

About Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia, one of the world’s most beloved websites. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

Interested in how you can contribute to the world’s knowledge? Join us for an Edit-A-Thon Saturday, March 11th!

The Darien Library is proud to cosponsor this event with Person-to-Person and Volunteer Square.