Wikipedia at 10

Wikipedia at 10: Jimmy Wales talks about the development and future of Wikipedia

A talk given by Jimmy Wales was held in the Victoria Rooms on Thursday 13 January 2011, in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas, HP Labs, Bristol City Council and Wikimedia UK: a special event to mark 10 years of Wikipedia with the man behind the project.

A video of the talk given by Jimmy Wales is available.


A decade ago the idea of a constantly updated online encyclopedia, which would be collaboratively written by tens of thousands of people and read by hundreds of millions, was a dream.

Since then, Jimmy Wales has inspired others to join him, and has formed a 100,000-strong online volunteer community, which has built Wikipedia into a worldwide force for free learning and general education, run with modest resources, engaging communities worldwide. It's now firmly established, but where will it go next?