Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California that operates many wikis. The foundation is mostly known for hosting Wikipedia, an Internet encyclopedia which ranks in the top-ten most-visited websites worldwide; as well as Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Wikimedia Incubator, and Meta-Wiki. It also owned the now-defunct Nupedia.The organization was founded in 2003 by Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sister projects through non-profit means.
Posts about Wikimedia Foundation
  • How Wikipedia Transitioned to HHVM

    …. In addition to the work I did on HHVM itself, I also gave a talk about what the switch to HHVM means for Wikimedia developers. Most of my time at Wikimedia was spent working on some fixes for HHVM’s DOMDocument support. MediaWiki, the software powering Wikipedia, allows users to import and export articles as XML files. To do this, it uses a custom…

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    … available in the blog post: Data Track Data Platform Architecture, Evolution and Philosophy: Netflix Data Platform Engineer Kurt Brown and Senior Software Engineer Justin Becker Growing Facebook on Mobile, a Real-Time Analytics Story: Facebook Engineer Weizhe Shi, Engineering Manager Anshul Jasiwal and Product Analyst Will Wirth. Zen: Pinterest’s…

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