Changes in policy: A policy on Wikimedian closings was formalized this year, as well as progress on the creation of Kichwa and Berber language versions, which must first surmount technical difficulties (neither have an ISO 639 standard code, which Wikipedia uses for its abbreviations).
Technical improvements: A WikimediaIncubator Extension was introduced this year, implementing a large number of improvements on Incubator test wikis in the backend.
National Archives ExtravaSCANza: The National Archives is hosting a four-day "ExtravaSCANza" this week, on January 4–7, aiming to digitize and upload previously untouched records on spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships for both the National Archives' and Wikipedian benefit. This is the fourth such event organized by the NARA project, a major part of the GLAM(Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) Wikiproject. Several Wikimedians have organized to help sort the proceedings, and participants are encouraged to help.