Welcome, new collaborators! Please tell us a bit about you.
I'm a volunteer for the Grant Advisory Committe (GAC) since July of 2012.
skills: grant planning and evaluation, project management, event planning.
visited: 23:12, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
I work for the Wikimedia Foundation as Program Officer for the Project and Event Grants Program. I'm interested in supporting innovative ideas, capacity building for movement volunteers and grantees, increasing diversity in the community and on-wiki projects, and addressing the gender gap.
skills: grant planning and evaluation, project management, event planning, communications.
visited: 23:29, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Hello! I am the oldest bureaucrat of Russian Wikipedia, sysop at Commons, OTRS voliunteer and an active member of Wikimedia Russia chapter. I am interested in usability, attraction of new editors\readers and making participation in Wikimedia projects easy and exciting.
I implemented Article Wizard in Russian Wikipedia and actively work on transparency and promotion of our WM-RU chapter. I am from Kazan, Russia, and can speak English, Tatar and, of course, Russian. I am working in the financial industry and am connected with corporate governance and transparency: hope, that I would be able to make my involvement into IEG process clear and fair for other users, too.
skills: budget and any other financial analysis, some knowledge of bots (especially on Python), communication skills, translations and basic experience of work with social media and Wikimedia blog
visited: 17:43, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
G'day. I've been a Wikimedia Fellow and originator of the GLAM outreach projects including the inaugural Wikipedian in Residence. I've been involved in many aspects of the community including serving on the board of my country's Chapter, convened several conferences and events, long term participant on many of the mailing lists, co-host of the (former) "Wikipedia weekly" podcast. I wrote my honours thesis about the historiogrpahy of Wikipedia and my masters thesis about the copyrightability of faithful reproductions of 2D works of public domain art.
skills: GLAM, outreach, presentations/workshops.
visited: 01:16, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
- After a Master of Arts, I dedicated my life to learn and to improve my knowledge in computer science until a second Master in Computer Science. I managed some projects in banking and insurance fields and afterwards in aviation. In the meantime I collaborated with Wikipedia and Wikimedia since 2005 managing some cultural projects. As Wikipedian I am sysop in it.wikipedia, as wikimedian I am founding member of Wikimedia Switzerland and of Wikimedia Italia. I am an Italian speaker living in Switzerland currently in the board of WIkimedia CH.
skills: Computer science, project management, budgeting, cultural projects
visited: 09:27, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Derek V. Giroulle
I am Derek V. Giroulle from Belgium, 54 years ICT’er, and a regular contributor to Wikipedia since 2005. The Dutch Wikipedia is my “homebase” but I contribute most regularly on the English Wikipedia. My interest for the Wiki-movement is entirely based on the central vision expressed by J.Wales, “free access to the sum a of all human knowledge”. I'm founding member of the recently incorporated Belgian Chapter, and my function is chapter treasurer.
I have experience acting as a Wikipedia-evangelist , often giving outreach and introductory presentations to potential users and at schools. My interests in Wikipedia are historical figures and cities from low countries, and history of the BMC-Mini and BMW MINI, Belgian political institutions, and in the Medical wikipedia Brain tumors and neuropatholigies, Cancer research and behavioural pathologies such as ADD ADHD etc.
skills: Languageskills : English Dutch, French and German. Program management, finance and accountancy, legal issues related to associations, grants and financial reporting and maintianing a 1976 classic Mini in driving condition.
visited: 12:32, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm an auditor in public service from Azerbaijan, a country on the shore of the Caspian Sea. I'm involved in Wikipedia since March 2008, but in voluntary activities since 2001. I started with small edits, then switched to templates and less than one year later I became a sysop in az-wiki. Alongside with English, I'm fluent in Turkish and Russian, so I can contribute to that wikis. In September 2014 I became a group leader of Azerbaijani Wikimedians User Group which was newly established by a group of active az-wiki users and approved by AffCom. I play quiz games like Jeopardy and some other games which are popular in our country.
skills: audit, financial analysis, communication skills, translation and localisation
visited: 21:03, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
I live in Skopje, Macedonia. I am sysop on WKMK, from 2008. Chair of Board of Shared Knowledge / WMMK. GLAM is my responsibility. Outside Wikipedia / Wikimedia, I am a high school teacher of Macedonian language and literature, blogger and astrologer.
skills: GLAM, event planning, grant planning, project management.
visited: 20:47, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
I am a chemist from Centre of Molecular Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences, involved in editing Polish Wikipedia and sometimes uploading pictures to Commons. My story with Wikimedia projects begun one month after launching Polish edition of Wikipedia (at 2001), as a 7th registered user. In Polish Wikipedia I was mainly involved in editing chemical articles, translating basic meta articles from English Wikipedia, and also many articles for various other areas of knowledge. Among others I was a member of Polish ArbCom, checkuser and admin of Polish Wikipedia. Currently I am member of GAC, Ombdsmen Commission and OTRS volunteer. I was co-founder and the treasuer of Wikimedia Polska. I am co-founder and current president of Coalition for Open Education. Since 2007 I am president of Wikimedia Polska.
skills: Scientific grant applications and evaluations, leading of NGO, organization of events, Polish copyright law, analytic mind.
visited: 12:20, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Béria L. de Rodríguez
I'm a Brazilian woman and I speak tree languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English. My involvement with Wikimedia is three-fold: I'm involved behind the scenes as an active part of the Chapters movement, involved on various wikiprojects like Commons, and also active in Foundation related issues.
I'm a founding member of Wikimedia Portugal and I'm in the board continually since 2009. Outside my chapter, I'm also involved with IberoCoop and helping to set up new Wikimedia chapters, and, since 2011 I became a member of Wikimedia Argentina. I started editing on 5 October 2007 on the Portuguese language Wikipedia. And since 2008 I became active on Commons, where I hold the flag of Admin. I'm also an admin on meta, and my local chapter wiki. Since December 2008, I'm also a OTRS agent.
skills: photograpy, glam, chapters, editing
visited: 12:05, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm a longtime Wikipedian interested in the developing world, editor engagement, expert outreach, bots and tools, and library metadata. I work for the Wikimedia Foundation and run the Wikimedia Grants Program.
skills: project management, public speaking, software programming, grant evaluation, library technology
visited: 22:55, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I am a librarian who works for a non-profit in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. I am also a past (Round 8) Wikimedia FOSS Outreach Program for Women intern with Wikidata; I continue to contribute to the project, mainly by improving and creating documentation and selecting and curating content to feature on the project's Main page. In no particular order, I'm interested in libraries, GLAM projects, LGBT rights, feminism(s) and gender equality, Indigenous cultural heritage management, community-based research, and outreach.
skills: writing and editing, project management, research and research ethics, HCI, user experience, information architecture, GLAM
visited: 17:25, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi everyone, I'm Superzerocool, I'm 29 years old and in the real life I work in a University as DevOp. I started in Wikipedia in June 2005; in December 2005 I was appointed as sysop in Spanish Wikipedia. Later in 2008, I was appointed as sysop in Spanish Wikinews (too!), and in 2010 I appointed as OTRS volunteer. With B1mbo, we coordinate the foundation of Wikimedia Chile in 2011 and now I'm a board member until April 2014. I'm a former Iberocoopian and Global South citizen: I live in Santiago de Chile
My main focus in the Wikimedia movement is related with technology and improve the relations between the editors.
skills: Web development, evaluating projects
visited: 04:33, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
I have over five-year experience with Czech projects focused on enriching Wikimedia Commons with multimedia content related to the Czech Republic: Mediagrant I and II projects and Czech Municipalities project (over 26,000 photos). I am also organizing Czech Photo Workshops.
I am founding member of Czech chapter. Since June 2011, I am member of Grant Advisory Committee.
skills: evaluate grants concerning multimedia content, photography, some translation & localization
visited: 13:17, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Yo, this is Karthik Nadar from India's city of dreams;Mumbai. I have been in Wikipedia since 2010, from where I have actively participated in on-and-off wiki activities in India and then globally with WLM. On wiki, I have 19,000+ edits globally; mostly in English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons (though have always tried and have managed sometimes to get into Indic language Wikipedia as well). Off wiki, I have been part of various projects like photothons, workshops, Wiki Loves Monuments; both nationally and internationally. I did serve as the Secretary for the Wikimedia India chapter from 2012-14. Have also been part of Scholarship Committee for Hong Kong Wikimania as well.
I'm always happy to work on cool projects; instead of just joining a new project that already exists and is doing good. So, aye, in case you need help, feel free to talk to me.
skills: photography, project management, social media and of-course a little bit of drumming I believe
visited: 17:21, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I'm from Japan and have been Wikimedian for more than four years. I'm also a former intern for Wikimedia Summer of Research. Having myself immersed in those areas, I'd love to collaborate on data-oriented projects and innovations.
skills: wrangling data, planning research, writing code, translation & localization
visited: 11:30, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
I've been a Wikimedian since 2006. I'm an admin and 'crat in the Spanish Wikipedia, one of the temporary admins in Wikidata, and a rollbacker in the English Wikipedia. In the Spanish Wikipedia I founded the LGBT Wikiproject, which continues to this day. I am very interested in all that happens in the Wikimedia movement. I am currently the Treasurer of the Affiliations Committee, and participate in initiatives such as Iberocoop or WikiWomen's Collaborative.
skills: organization, keeping track of projects, looking at the bigger picture, connecting people
visited: 16:27, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Wikipedian since 2006 and board member of the Dutch Wikimedia chapter in the year 2011-2012. I enjoy cultural heritage and am always interested in the latest applications of science and technology to heritage projects. I would like to see Wikipedia become more innovative in applying existing technologies to support both readers and contributors.
skills: Besides Wikipedia, I am active on Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. I am good at explaining how Wikipedia works and can help with GLAM outreach activities, including building lists to work from for later evaluation.
visited: 18:51, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
I'm still kind of amazed with this whole movement. I like to pursue lots of different projects relating to new user orientation, active editor retention, and community organizing.
skills: Help guides, editathons, Skype, community networking, partnerships with organizations.
visited: 03:43, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
I have been a Wikipedian since 2011 and work on the WikiAfrica project, and in 2013/4, I served as a board member of Wikimedia South Africa. In 2015, I became a member of the Grant Advisory Committee (GAC), where I expect to assist anyone or group who is applying for a grant.
In my previous lives I have been a communications, marketing and digital strategy expert, an artist and a film journalist. For WikiAfrica I have been honing skills in project conceptualisation, planning and implementation (especially outreach for GLAM projects and the Open and Wikimedia Movement in Africa and the Global South). I hope that these skills can help those Wikipedians who are inspired to embark on exciting new projects.
skills: project planning, cross cultural communications, marketing, publicity, toolkits creation, 'Global South' challenges
visited: 09:53, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm a new editor returned from Wikipedia's ancient past and about as lost. I will generate the questions from a newbie perspective, i.e. basically the questions with answers that are so obvious, that you won't think of them. I am not afraid to jump in. As I go, I'm keeping track of particularly helpful pages.
skills: not afraid to be openly ignorant. Perhaps other new editors can be invited to share their ignorance skills also for a "User Advisory Group"? For instance, how do I post a picture? (no need to answer, I'll figure it out sooner or later). 2SEETW (talk) 04:00, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
visited: 04:00, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
I've been helping to design things at the Wikimedia Foundation including the Teahouse project and WikiWomen's Collaborative. I am a fan of efforts to bring more voices into global conversations and Wikimedia projects have the opportunity to do that. I welcome opportunities to see people do amazing things and have my worldview shattered.
skills: Making stuff, removing words, finding things, taking some of the irk out of teamwork. Kittens.
visited: 12:08, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
I liked the work that the Fellowship program did and I'm enthusiastic about seeing that kind of work continue in ways large and small. I have many interests and I enjoy intellectual discussions about almost anything. I'm the lead author of the "Discussion report" and I co-author the "Featured content report" for the The Signpost. I contributed extensively to the "Mind the Gap" research project that is published here on Meta. I'm an administrator on the Outreach wiki, a channel op on some Wikimedia IRC channels, and a reviewer on English Wikipedia. You can also sometimes find me on Wikimedia email lists like Analytics and Editor Engagement, Wikimedia Commons Featured picture candidates, and English Wikipedia's Featured picture candidates, WikiProject Finance, WikiProject Business, and WikiProject Globalization.
skills: Diverse. (: You can check out my user page and my talkpages on ENWP, Commons, Meta, and Outreach to get an idea of my many activities around Wikimedia projects.
visited: 04:32, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm an administrator on Italian Wikipedia since 2012 (a contributor since 2008-ish), and have cooperated in some outreach ideas such as "Autori in Wikipedia" contest and other on-wiki outreach WikiProjects. I currently live in Italy and study Economics, Management and Finance. I really enjoy sports, movies and music
skills: Languages (Italian, English, French, Swedish), knowledge of Wiki(p/m)edia policies and procedures, economical and financial matters, assessing the feasibility of ideas and improving them, organizing informations, keeping an eye on the final goal of a project
visited: 13:15, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
I am a medical student living in Kozhikode, India. I collaborate with various projects that aim at bridging the gender gap in Wikipedia. I am interested in conducting and participating in research about Wikipedia culture and demographics. Outside Wikimedia, I am a medical student, a blogger and a quizzer.
visited: 11:33, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
I've been a Wikimedian since 2006, contributing with articles in Bulgarian Wikipedia, personal photography in Commons, software translation and localization. I'm an active promoter of the Wikimedia values within the educational, academic and GLAM circles, and always on the watch-out for new potential volunteers, possible institutional partnerships and media outreach. I'm currently one of the contact points of the "Wikimedians of Bulgaria" User Group. In my offwiki life, I'm a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, with experience in preparation of project proposals and project management.
skills: GLAM, education, outreach, projects.
visited: 20:49, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
visited: 22:45, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm a learning strategist with the Wikimedia Foundation, and a lover of ideas old and new.
skills: analyzing data, wrangling bots, finding patterns, corrupting the youth, profaning the divine, and making the weaker argument the stronger.
visited: 01:09, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
I've been a Wikimedian for five years, mostly working resolving disputes between other Wikipedians, and improving the processes that make this possible. I was a Community Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation for eight months where I worked on reform efforts (summary of my project is here) and this has given me great insight into execution of community engagement projects.
skills: Project and time management, community engagement, survey creation and analysis
visited: 11:00, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm an attorney in Los Angeles who has been involved in the Wikimedia movement for nearly a decade. I participate mainly in Wikipedia, where I write and revise articles, work with images, and mentor newcomers (among other things). I'm also involved offline in the LA Wikipedia community and have coordinated a number of edit-a-thons and GLAM events. I'm excited to be involved on the IEG committee to see innovative projects get Foundation support!
skills: Edit-a-thons, mentoring, GLAM, writing and editing
visited: 17:27, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
I started with creating new pages at Wikipedia, and then moving to citizen journalism at Wikinews after a while. The latter involved quite a bit of images licensing activity so now I'm pretty familiar with fair use, grant of license, and licenses of media across different Wikimedia projects. This entire activity is rewarding and I keep doing all those things with a passion for the open philosophy of the Wikimedia project. As time allows, I do everything I can to use the potential of people, encourage them to keep contributing if they have a potential for a needed but rare field, and a lot of other things -- so the project moves to a relevant direction efficiently. :)
skills: Languages and documentation; Programming (Perl, cxx, Python); Sciences.
visited: 06:47, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
I have been active on the projects of the WMF since January 2007. I am Secretary-General and first employee of Wikimedia Serbia. Since July 2012, I am member of Grant Advisory Committee.
skills: finance, budget, event organizer
visited: 13:11, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi, there, I am a female wikipedian, active on German Wikipedia since 2005. I love to write articles about mediaeval English churches, rhubarb, lemon squeezers, paintings and in the past I also wrote about some legal stuff. Apart from that, I once and again engage in debates about structures in the German Wikipedia, where I am also an admin. Last but not least, I have initiated a number of offline meet-ups and events for Wikipedians in Berlin and other German cities. While I regard outreach as very important, I do think that projects that focus on internal structures or that aim to improve certain content areas within Wikipedia and sister projects should also receive some focus.
skills: analyzing structures and prodecures, assessing risks and strengths, trying to see the world with the eyes of others, having fun to support others
visited: 13:33, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Saluts. I am Harold, a Wikimedian since September 2011. In real life, I am a science fiction writer and electronic music producer. I mostly work on the English and Spanish Wikipedias, as well as on Commons. I am a lover of free knowledge and have worked towards that individual goal in spanish literature for the last six years. I currently am a Mediator for the Spanish Wikipedia and a clerk for the English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee, as well as an OTRS volunteer.
skills: Preparing and designing budgets, planning documentation, translations, help guides, working at writing and giving speeches, working with community...
visited: 14:24, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Chinese Wikipedian, Buckeye, IEG Grantee. Focus on outreach, and bring amazing projects to China
skills: Event Organizing, Social Media
visited: 06:13, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
I am a retired university professor and very active in Wikipedia's history articles. My own publications, teaching, and Wikipedia work include a wide range of topics in history and the social sciences, as well as methodology. I have degrees in history, mathematics, economics and political science. I have also spent years in outreach programs aimed at K-12 teachers, as well as graduate students in history. I have been involved in Wikipedia education programs, and have two grants this year to run workshops for local librarians in Montana and Missouri.
skills: I have expertise in evaluating large-scale academic grant proposals from national foundations, and am a keen reader of budgets. (The best clue to see if a proposal is well thought out is to study the budget, and see how well thought out and appropriate it is.) Computer skills = FORTRAN and punch cards. :)
visited: 22:51, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
S A Medu
I am working on English and Bengali Wikipedia since a couple of years. Thought I’m a graphic designer but subjected to focus on Sufism as an effective method to enhance the global peace process. I am aimed to develop and cross-translate articles, biographies and bibliographies of Sufism as well as some other general topics. My area of focus is Sufism beyond religious identity, passed and contemporary Sufi culture. I have my dedicated goal to enrich the open knowledge horizon of the Wikimedia foundation for the next generation. Aside, I am working as the secretary for international affairs of a socio-religious organization; organizing universal events over an era and team leader of an online activists’ group. I also worked for various organizations previously. My articles and columns very often get published in different mass Medias.
skills: Freehand article writing, Project Management, Community Outreach, Event Management, Translation & Blogging
visited: 20:35, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm a long-time Wikipedian, having joined the project in 2005. Over the years, I've had my hands in a lot of different projects, both on- and off-wiki; currently, I'm the Secretary of Wikimedia DC and a member of the Affiliations Committee, among other things.
skills: project management, program planning and budgeting, community outreach
visited: 20:18, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm focusing on how to make the writing and reading of mathematics updated and abreast with the technological tools that we have today. If we think writing text has made great strides since that nowadays we write essentially only with keyboards instead mathematics is still stop at half-century ago, if we have to solve an equation we have to pick up a pen!
visited: 15:41, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
I've been a Wikimedian since November 2007 and have involved myself in numerous aspects of the community and Foundation's work. I've served as an English Wikipedia administrator for just over 4 years, am also an administator and bureaucrat here on Meta-Wiki, Outreach Wiki and have permissions on a few other wikis. I am also an OTRS agent, IRC channel operator and do admin work with Bugzilla/Mailman. I've been quite heavily involved in the work of the Editor Engagement team, particularly on the Article Feedback Tool. I'm also on the Sister Projects Committee and have recently been active on Wikivoyage, where I've been helping with the migration and setting up of our newest sister project.
skills: Connecting people, project management, testing (I can always find a bug!), translation management here on Meta-Wiki, organising stuff, pushing for progress, general helpfulness :-)
visited: 14:05, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I've been Wikimedian since 2006. I am active in Bengali Wikipedia, Bengali Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Meta and l10n of Mediawiki in translatewiki.net. I am a 'Bureaucrat' at Bengali Wikipedia and 'Sysop' at Bengali Wikisource. I am initiator of Bengali Wikisource project. I am an initiator and worked for formation of Wikimedia Bangladesh chapter. I've organize, conduct and coordinate many outreach programs such as workshops, meetups, photowalks in Bangladesh. I've successfully lead and coordinate the events on the occasion of "10 years of Wikipedia" in Dhaka on 2011 with the grant from Wikimedia Foundation. I've experience in community building and have relations with other similar communities like mozilla, fedora etc in Bangladesh. Also have experiences of working with non-profit organizations and NGOs in Bangladesh. I've completed the courses for "Masters in Development Studies".
skills: Outreach, Project Management, Community Building, Event Management, Translation and Localization, Blogging.
visited: 16:07, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
skills: project management, developing plans that scope to launch quickly and iterate to improve, thinking like a user, balancing big picture with details, data-driven and experimental planning, connecting the dots to match people with projects, asking painfully obvious questions.
visited: 20:51, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Have been involved with Wikipedia / Wikimedia since 2008. I primarily work to improve medical content and on collaborations with other organizations who share our goals. Get caught up in other unrelated work from time to time (like travel content)
skills: Medicine, Medicine related outreach, Fiduciary responsibily
visited: 11:03, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
I've been a Wikipedian for what seems like ages, and I've even written a blog about Wikipedia for some years now, yet I've done very little on the Wikimedia side of things, let alone the Meta. I'd like to help work on ideas toward building the project for long-term success, and help others develop ideas to do the same.
skills: Research, writing, social interwebs, team leadership, consensus building, er... origami?
visited: 22:55, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
I work for the Wikimedia Foundation as contribution research manager, and have been working mainly on projects under Editor Growth and Contribution Program which aims to increase the number of editors from developing countries.
skills: Data analysis, planning, community management.
visited: 19:38, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
I started editing Wikipedia in 2007, my account exists since 2010 mainly taking photographs für Commons. I've been active in the "Austrian Monuments Project" that won the Zedler Price in 2012 and was in the teams organizing "Wiki takes Oberes Murtal", an austrian "Wiki loves Monuments" event in summer 2012 and the "Parliament Project Lower Austria", where a group of photographers and authors worked on politician's articles and Commons categories in the Landtag. I'm member of the board of Wikimedia Österreich since 2012.
skills: Community Outreach, GIS, Monuments
visited: 18:32, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
I was brought to Wikipedia by a stroke of luck in a search for a bit of trivial. Instead of rehashing my interest and story here, please see my user article at geraldshields11, which has more than enough information for free culture buffs to satisfy your interest; both gross and sublime.
skills: lay user end tester, photograpy, and good cheer
visited: 22:36, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
I am a 22 year financial economics major at Western Washington University planning to graduate December 2013. I have been involved with the Wikimedia foundation since April 2013 when I created the sister project proposal 'Global Economic Map': https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_Economic_Map
I am interested in economics and finance. I am excited to see the capabilities of Wikidata and its ability to present economic statistics.
skills: Knowledge of economic statistics and data
visited: 04:50, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
I am active mostly at en.wikipedia, or.wikipedia, commons, acc tool, translatewiki. Administrator at Odia Wikipedia, involved in various tasks. A MBA graduate, and working as a Research Analyst. I am into movie, music, literature, care for social causes, believe in sustainable living and vegetarianism. I intend to devote more time here on Wikimedia, in other similar fields and be a part of something bigger.
skills: outreach | translations | blogging | project management | analysis | don't follow the herd, try unusual | Believer!
visited: 04:19, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
I regularly keep a finger on the pulse of the English Wikipedia community and try to bring attention to the innovative ideas of others as I wander Wikipedia's vast network of WikiProject communities. Read my work here.
I would like to see development of the collaborative and social functionality of Wikimedia sites, better analytics for measuring and keeping track of the various Wiki communities, stronger ties between different languages of Wikipedia, better standardization of useful tools and templates, a greater abundance of unique initiatives and contests, efforts to improve coverage of underdeveloped topics and neglected geographic areas, plans to correct the movement's gender and cultural imbalances, and ways to make all Wikimedia sites more inviting for potential long-term contributors. Some of these wishes may be too ambitious for the Individual Engagement Grants to achieve, but progress only comes when people are willing to take a chance.
skills: project management, writing, conducting interviews, analyzing data, discovering lost treasures
visited: 00:35, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
I joined Wikipedia in Dec. 2012. I've been doing a lot of work in Wikiproject Articles for creation at the English Wikipedia. I like to improve articles about musicians and musical groups. I have been active in removing copyright violations and fixing up copy-paste problems.
skills: I am a retired teacher-librarian and computer resource teacher. I am good at proofreading and editing. I am experienced at software design and understand program logic, but my coding skills are rusty. I have experience in the design of user interfaces and web sites.
visited: 20:34, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
My name is Oarabile Mudongo and i am a citizen of Botswana.I pursue Bachelor_of_Computer_Science at Botho College and a major in Network_engineering.
Currently i am a full time wikipedia Editor since the Setswana Wikipedia Challenge started till its end.From Wikipedia i have edited and created many articles and still working on more articles to be published later.This is one of the articles i have known Setswana at first when i entered the challenge.At first Botswana had only Ten articles written in Setswana but since the challenge was introduced more articles where created and their numbers increased almost to 500.I was a contestant in these challenge and emerged the top wikipedian in Botswana as shown by the statistics here Statistics of the Setswana Wikipedia Challenge.Not just that but Google also organised for all the Participants of the challenge an award ceremony which was gazed by many,as a way of thanking us for the massive work done by Batswana students in improving Wikipedia articles in Setswana.I was awarded many presents including Net-books,Android phones etc as i was the top contributor in the Setswana wikipedia Challenge.
My favourite Wikimedia Projects are Wikipedia,Wikimedia commons,Wikiversity and the current one being Wikivoyage.I am also a leader of volunteers who are planing an upcoming chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation in Botswana which shall be called Wikimedia Botswana.
skills: Web Content Developer,Network Engineering Tasks,Project Management,Community Outreach,Education Outreach online.
visited: 10:29, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
I am wikipedian since end of 2003 mainly in the German Wikipedia where I am writing articles. As a zoologist I concentrate on articles on animals but as a guy who's interested in nearly everything, a long list of articles arose and several of them got featured or good articles (in de-wp called "exzellent" and "lesenswert"). In my first year I started to create a writing contest for authors that will be held the 19. time this september - also in that first year I became one of the founders of Wikimedia Deutschland and board member. Now it's nearly 10 years later and I played a lot of wikipedia games, wrote lots of stuff, installed lots of contests and worked in several projects - the latest are the German WikiCup and a photo project for festivals called Festivalsommer 2013 financed by a grant from Wikimedia Germany. This summer I also joined a workshop of the WMF Program Evaluation & Design Team in Budapest and I am aware of evaluation processes. To add, in my private life I am consoltunt for renewable resources and industrial biotechnology, where I am used to join and write grant proposals for projects mainly from the FP7 programme of the European Commission and national pfunding. I am also married and father of five children.
skills: writing articles, project management, having fun
visited: 12:54, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Greetings from Khmer Wikipedia! This is Vantharith from Cambodia. Currently, I'm based in Seoul, South Korea, but expect to graduate early next year and to be moving back to Phnom Penh permanently around Feb/Mar 2014. I have been utilizing social media to engage with our community online. As a result, it delivers more awareness of Wikipedia movement and some happens to start contributing. However, further community education and outreach is much needed, in particularly in offline mode. Thus, I am currently brainstorming and working on a comprehensive plan for offline community building and outreach to both engage actively with existing contributors and also recruit potential members to give myself a try editing Khmer Wikipedia.
I will update our Khmer Wikipedia community progress from time to time. Please expect my shout-out for help in the near future. Thank you!
skills: Social media for online engagement
visited: 06:44, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
I studied History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at the University of Oklahoma. I currently work as a librarian for a genetics company in California. I also co-run a non profit called WikiSeat. We are an educational project geared towards bringing the shop class experience into any classroom setting, at any age, using a thing called a catalyst. I also am an amateur scifi writer and enjoy welding.
skills: editing, welding, writing, copy writing, organizing information in curious ways, fundraising, marketing, community management, public speaking, novelty, a little bit of python, and probably other things as well.
visited: 18:28, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
My home wiki is Russian Wiktionary, where I am sysop and bureaucrat. For several years I am also sysop at the Belorussian and Ukrainian Wiktionaries (I am also a long-time editor at Russian Wikipedia, Commons etc). My idea is based on my rather extensive experience in several Wiktionary projects (more than 180,000 edits in ru:wikt, more than 4000 at uk:wikt, more than 4000 at be:wikt, about 200 at en:wikt; more than 200,000 edits in whole across the WMF projects). The point is: the interface and functionality inherited from Wikipedia do not fit the specific character and needs of the dictionary. Actually it is a serious limiting factor there. Switching from the plain-text editing to something like object-oriented database editing paradigm with fully customizable views and standardized formats would substantially improve the quality of the dictionaries, simplify the interoperability between different language projects, accelerate and automate the development of the smaller projects. The change implies serious transformations in the project's engine.
visited: 22:02, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Hi everyone. I started to edit Wikipedia in 2005, and now serve as a sysop on Japanese Wikipedia. I am looking forward to meeting new people and ideas through the program.
My primary focus is to reach out to individuals or small groups who have little experience in grant application but have wonderful ideas. I understand that Individual/Small group applicants encounter different challenges than that of bigger groups. Personal situation (ie. job, family, financial, medical etc.) has bigger impact on their overall performance during application and reporting. As a former applicant who experienced similar challenge, I want to offer casual mentoring opportunity to anyone who needs help overcome the challenges.
I spent my teen years in Japan, and then moved to the United States, South Korea, and now Pakistan. Based on my experience, I am sure that Wikimedia Movemen’s potential is huge in Asian region, and I am waiting to hear from anyone in the region!
skills: Mentoring, community organizing, and big smile
visited: 08:17, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
I am a 23-year-old Brazilian who has graduated in International Relations and is a Law student. I am interested in many different areas but my work has mainly been with business and the third-sector. On one hand, I have co-founded a student-run business at my university. It is an international consultancy that aims to offer in-depth conjunctural and prospective analysis, international benchmarking and logistics planning. I have also worked as a consultant for a Logistics and Supply Chain firm. On the other hand, I have volunteered for the Doctors Without Boarders, have coordinated a project in which a group of 5 students developed a Fundraising Strategic Planning for a Kindergarden in which kids from the slum got educated and, finally, I have developed my own project in the Salgueiro slum - Salgueiro Sustentável. This project aims to raise awareness of sustainability and empower community inhabitants to build a sustainable community. Last but not least, I am passionate for collaborative projects and international settings, in which I have worked through conferences and programs for youth.
skills: strong oral and written communication skills, teamworking, debating, analytical reasoning, project management, leadership, strategic planning, business plan writing skills, business model analysis, fluent: English, German, Spanish, intermediary: French
visited: 05:01, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I am Jayanta Nath, a Wikimedian from India, Currently served as Executive Committee Memmber of Wikimedia India chapter. I am active in Bengali and English language Wikipedias and commons too. I am one of the pilot volunteers in Eastern India. I have conducted outreach programs and coordinated workshop in India.I have been a Wikipedian since 2008 and contribute to the English Wikipedia. And active contributor and Administrator in Bengali Wikipedia and Bengali Wikibooks.I have been actively involved in Wikipedia activities based out of Kolkata. Have been active in running Kolkata meetups every month for wikipedians along with a core team of wikipedians.My interest is in organising Wikipedian efforts and in outreach. There is a whole lot of outreach work to be done for Indian language wikipedias.In other hand I am co-activist of Foss movement in West Bengal through Free Software Foundation and Free Software Foundation of India and West Bengal Free Software Mancha. Personally I used Ubuntu in my system and always use FOSS .
skills: Web Content Developer,Project Management,Community Outreach,Education Outreach online.
visited: 05:01, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I am Nurunnaby Chowdhury, from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am active in Bengali Wikipedia, English Wikipedia, Simple English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Meta since 2008. Now i am a 'Sysop' at Bengali Wikipedia. Beside that i am also Bangladesh Ambassador of Open Knowledge Foundation. I am an initiator of Wikimedia Bangladesh chapter. I've involved with online initiatives such as "Photo collection for Wikipedia by emails". Also involved with "Offline Wikipedia editing" programs. I've organize, conduct and coordinate many outreach programs such as workshops, meetups, seminar in different area of Bangladesh. I've successfully lead and coordinate the events on the occasion of "First Bengali Wikipedia Unconfernce" in Chittagong on 2012. Beside that i work as ICT Journalist & write Wikipedia, Open Source based news, feature regularly.
skills: Outreach, Project Management, Community Building, Event Management, Translation and Localization, Writing & Blogging, Social Media engagement
visited: 10:49, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
I am a software engineer with ~10 years of experience. I am an active contributor having created 200+ new articles with more than 1500 edits. I'm founder of JBoss User Group Delhi, Member - Product Advisory Council, Mcafee and Member, McKinsey Executive Panel. I have been a Child Jury at 11th International Children Film Festival, Hyderabad 1999 and hold 'A' Certificate (Air Wing) from National Cadets Corps, India. I participated in Republic Day Parade, 1996 and Nationl School Games, 1996 in India. I am an NTSE scholar and represented my school in Mathematics Olympiad. I run an active blog and have volunteered for World Wildlife Foundation. I'm currently volunteer for a social group that in working towards providing free and quality education to deprived section of society.
I'm member of British Computer Society and ITILv3 Foundation certified.
skills: I have knowledge of Financial Markets, Telecom Industry, Ecommerce / web portals, Software development/support, Open Source/FOSS, Assitive Technology, Military, Generic editing and am fluent in speaking, reading and writing in English and Hindi with working knowledge of Panjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Khadi Boli, Urdu, Braj Bhasha, Bagheli, Bhojpuri and Awadhi languages.
Community vanguard and outreach, Blogging, Social media engagements, Application Development, Product/ Project/ Programme Management
visited: 08:10, 25 November 2014 (UTC)