User:Perohanych

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Yuri Perohanych
Founder, Wikimedia Ukraine
The deed is everything, the glory nothing. --Goethe
Yuri Perohanych

About me

My real name is Юрій Пероганич in Ukrainian. I have been a practicing (volunteer) Wikipedian for many years; my home wiki is the Ukrainian Wikipedia, but I make occasional contributions on the Polish and English Wikipedias as well.

I have a strong background in software engineering, international law and an abiding interest in literature, history and open access.

I am a General Director of the Association of IT Enterprises of Ukraine — a «chamber of commerce» for member companies.

My work

What I do here
  • (Content) Writing and improving articles for Wikipedia and other projects
  • (Organizational) Developing the Wikimedia Ukraine chapter.
  • Translations. Sometimes I translate English->Ukrainian and Russian->Ukrainian
Participation in the Wikimedia projects
  • I am an initiator and one of the founders of the Wikimedia Ukraine. I used to serve as its Board Member and Executive Director (since 2009 to 2013).
  • No 18 most active editor in the history of Ukrainian Wikipedia, made about 60000 edits, started about 2000 new articles.
  • Former Press-secretary – Head of the WMUA Press-Service, administrator and major publisher at WMUA weblog, see http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/, organised several press-conferences, dozens of press-peleases. Monitoring media coverage.
  • Negotiated transmission to public domain several books
  • FDC member (2012–2014)
The extent and nature of your participation in other free knowledge, free software, collaborative and/or educational initiatives other than the Wikimedia projects.
  • I have launched several and support two MediaWiki based websites - http://uk.compu.wikia.com, and http://movahistory.org.ua.
  • Take part in developing and lobbying of ongoing initiatives to incorporate Free Licenses and Freedom of Panorama to Ukrainian Civil Code.

Contact me

  • E-mail: perohanych at gmail.com