I worked on an NSF proposal years ago that involved Wikipedia and was supported by the WMF.
I often teach very large courses at the college level sometimes involving a teaching staff of as many as 25 people. While all my work is in English, I work with people from all over the world. During the pandemic I ran meetings online with people from ~10 different time zones.
I've been an active contributor to the English Wikipedia since 2017 and hold the new page reviewer rights. I have contributed to articles relating to women through the women in red campaign. I started editing Wikidata in 2019. Outside of editing, I have worked in the creation of Wikimedia hubs in Nigerian Universities, where I serve as a leader and trainer in different institutions. I have also served as a judge in different contests; from the Afrocine project to the African Women in Media contest.
Actively involved in the ongoing memorandum of understanding between the Wikimedia community in Nigeria and the Nigerian National Archives. Member of the Communications Team at the 2019 Wiki Indaba. Reaching an agreement with the Ekiti State University, Nigeria to set up a Wikimedia hub in the school.
I am not sure what is meant by the Wikimedia movement, but my experience with Wikimedia servers and communities is as a builder of the English encyclopedia, and in particular as a mediator in the English Wikipedia
A 45-year career of professional involvement with information technology teams, as well as a track record as a mediator in the English Wikipedia
Tout d’abord, Gestionnaire de l’information documentaire, ma mission étant de mettre l’information à la disposition des usagers, de les former aux techniques de recherches documentaires, les orienter vers les dictionnaires utiles dans le cadre de leur recherche. Faire partie du comité de rédaction du mouvement me permettra de mettre à la disposition de cette équipe toutes les attentes, les difficultés, les informations souhaitées des usagers.
I contribute to Arabic and English Wikipedia, have editorial rights to Arabic Wikipedia and English Wikipedia, and have editorial rights to Wiki Commons. I mainly work against vandalism Free knowledge, I have more than 11,000 mods globally, I have been very involved in the Wikimedia movement by disseminating free knowledge in contests and campaigns, and the percentage of achievements, I am an active member of the Wikimedia group in the Levant, and I trust What is happening in the east east. Launching projects in universities for training on Wikipedia.
I manage the educational programs of the Arabic Wikipedia in the State of Palestine, and I also participate in all the campaigns and projects of the Wikimedia Foundation.
The Levant Wikimedia Group, and the activities of the Arabic Wikipedia days
I have been member of Wikimedia Mexico's board since 2013. I was an ordinary board member from 2013 to 2018, and vicepresident since 2018. I helped as organizer in Wikimania 2015, and represented my chapter at Wikimedia Conference (2015, 2016), WikiConference North America (2016, 2019) and Wikimania (2015, 2019. My main activities in Wikimedia Mexico are focused in outreach, communications, advocacy, regional affairs and community building.
As Communications Officer in a digital rights organization, I'm used to work with interdisciplinary groups regarding regulatory and policy discussions, collaborative writing, and legal analysis. I'm capable of working with global stakeholders in different parts of the world, and I'm flexible about time zones and schedules. I have also experience working with related to open culture movements, as part of the Creative Commons Global Network and member of Creative Commons Mexico.
I am a very active Wikimedian from 2015. English and Dagbani Wikipedia are the Wikipedias that I edit most. Being a co-founder of Dagbani Wikimedians User Group, I worked tiredlessly for the realisation of the group's objective. Due to the hardwork of the team and volunteers, the group (language specific) was given a [[[:dag:Solɔɣu]] fully fledged Wikipedia] that was announced on July 1, 2021. I, being a pioneer of the group trained alot of volunteers to acquire editging skills to be able to contribute to Wikimedia projects.I have participated actively in different projects and initiatives, including being GLAM ambassador for GOIF,event organiser for Art and Feminism and a trainer/project manager for Dagbani Wikimedians User Group.
I have participated in several team collaborative experiences within Dagbani Wikimedians User Group at different levels and that lead to successfully carrying out several useful projects such as Bachinima project, Wiki loves Folklore and My Northern achiever project. The accumulation of which landed us into having a fully fledged Wikipedia. I have vast experience in bringing up my community from being in the incubator to being made a fully fledged Wikipedia.
I am an active member and Co-founder of Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group. I have contributed to Wikimedia projects since 2013. During all these years, I have coordinated several projects: Wiki Loves Women, like Wikimedian in residence, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Afripedia, the WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique project... I coordinated several other local projects: Promotion of local Cameroonian languages in the Wiktionary through Lingua Libre. I am also a member of Wiscom (WikiIndaba Steering Committee); 1Lib1Ref ambassador for French-speaking countries. I am a member of the grants commission (Microfi) of Wikimedia France. I have also actively contributed to the organization of several strategic salon which have enabled us to make our modest contribution to the future vision of the movement. Cameroon UG Reports.
I participated in several collaborations through the projects that I coordinated or the responsibilities that I held. Whether locally or internationally.
Locally, I contributed to the creation of the Cameroon User Group with other founding members; so we have worked on setting up all the procedures leading to affiliation and laying the foundations for the future.
The Wiki Loves Women project opened the doors for me to the Wikimedia movement; I worked extensively with both the principal coordinators of the project and the national coordinators of countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.
This was the case with the project coordinators Wiki Loves Earth and others.
As a member of the Wiscom (WikiIndaba Steering Commitee), I discovered the place of the movement in Africa and contributed to its evolution and impact through the organization of annual conferences.
In the French-speaking world, I have several collaborations:
I am a WikiFranca referent in Cameroon; in addition to the activities organized, I contributed to the drafting of the governance charter and to the structuring of this future chapter.
I collaborated in the promotion of local Cameroonian languages in Lingua Libre and the Wiktionary
I am a member of the microfinance (Grants) commission and I help to publicize the activities of this commission among francophone groups and also to the regular processing of funding requests.
Diverse, mission-oriented and driven by passion teams are the crucial part of the Wikimedia Movement. Be it Wikipedia or Wikimedia projects and programmes, I find starting/joining and further developing a spirited team representing various skills and perspectives as a highly rewarding and effective way to achieve our goal: equitable, quality, developed together knowledge. The same I strive to use in my professional life, including work in a multicontinental team and in multinational expert groups in banking.
For the last sixteen years I have played several roles in growing and supporting the Wikimedia movement in the Philippines and the local community that anchors it, as well as the global Wikimedia community at large. These include:
Growing Wikimedia affiliates throughout Asia and the world both as a former member of the Affiliations Committee, of which I was proud to serve between 2013 and 2016, and in my involvement with Wikimedia Philippines. The Wikipedia Asian Month, of which I was part of the organizing team in 2015, 2016 and 2017, is the crowning achievement of this work.
* Organizing the Philippine Wikimedia community into a coherent group of people, which led to the founding of Wikimedia Philippines in 2010. Between 2010 and 2016, the organization was responsible for significantly expanding the reach of the Wikimedia projects in the Philippines, including significant inroads in content, outreach and the growth of our community and volunteers. Today, as the Wiki Society of the Philippines, we continue to work with various stakeholders to improve quality of access to Wikidata in the country, as well as encouraging documentation of historical sites in the Philippines and combatting disinformation on the Wikimedia projects online and offline. This has also parlayed into activities outside the Philippines, such as building the Cite Unseen bias checker tool.* Giving at least three editing workshops to members and non-members of WikiProject Never Again, and have played an active role in supervising our growing number of Wikipedians-to-be to ensure that they are properly editing Wikipedia while also preserving the accuracy, neutrality and rigor of our articles on Philippine history and politics, both in Tagalog/Filipino and English. I was also instrumental in developing Southeast Asia's first Wikipedian in Residence program at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani.
I have also spoken at various conferences and fora, internal and external, about the Filipino Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia projects, including at Wikimania, the Wikimedia Hackathon, Open Source Bridge, AlterConf, CredCon and FOSSASIA. My work in the movement has also been covered by both the local and international press, with mentions in The Guardian, FHM, CNN and Scout Magazine, among others.
Aside from my work in the Philippines, I am actively involved in the activities of the Wikimedians of Los Angeles user group, as I currently live in Los Angeles. As part of that group, we're working to grow the community while pursuing impactful events and outreach in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.
I have made community and collaboration the center of my volunteer work and my professional career over the last sixteen years. Many of the activities we've done in the Philippines were inherently collaborative in nature. For example, our work with WikiProject Never Again was only made possible with the complex work of bringing Wikimedians, external partners, volunteers and interested persons together to build a lasting project. Having worked as well in the movement for as long as I have, both in building things like Cite Unseen and the ESEAP Hub, and in working with the Affiliations Committee, I have come to have a deep respect for the need to have everything built collaboratively, in pairs or large groups, whether it be working on solutions to the hardest issues of our time or just finding easier ways for people to communicate and share knowledge.
These lessons on collaboration that were gleaned through the Wikimedian experience were also instrumental in my professional life. Working for DeviantArt, I've come to use what I've learned in the movement to help develop the kinds of activities we should do for our users, or to help inform major decisions that we should make in terms of how we ought to approach the site's development. Working with a team of eight other people, we've had several successes in terms of contests and other community campaigns that we've run on-site, with this extending to external partnerships as well that have led to successes like our campaign on mental health awarness, our annual Holiday Card Project, and more recently our endeavors to celebrate our global diversity through thoughtfully-executed campaigns that showcase our shared common heritage.
I strongly believe that when it comes to collaboration, it is important to be able to both talk and to likewise be a quiet observer when the time calls for it. Although I've become more quiet in the movement over the last few years, ultimately collaboration requires giving way. Participating in community discussions across three continents (in Asia, Europe and North America), both online and offline and in formal and informal settings, is part and parcel of that experience.
Member of Wikimedia Communications Committee. Although not formally a part of this role, I frequently participate in media and other interviews
Advisor to Toolhub project
Volunteer Response Team (formerly OTRS), mainly in English Wikipedia Oversight and CheckUser queues
Administrator, CheckUser and Oversighter on English Wikipedia
Member of Roles & Responsibilities Strategy 2030 team
Member of Funds Dissemination Committee for 5 years, chair for one year
Member of English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee for 5 years. During this period, worked closely with WMF to develop multiple programs and projects that benefit all community members, including but not limited to development of what is now the Trust & Safety team, the Legal Fees Assistance Program, and processes to assist editors who are being harassed off-wiki.
Creator of "Risker's checklist", now routinely incorporated into developer processes for MediaWiki software
Member of Elections Committee in 2013, facilitating the first multiple-role election (Board, FDC and FDC Ombud). Advisor to this committee in 2015.
Frequent attendee at Wikimania, Wikimedia Conference, Wikiconference North America; presenter at multiple events on a wide range of topics.
Most of the committees and teams I have worked with have been highly collaborative. Of particular note is the work of the Roles & Responsibilities strategy team, the FDC, and the Arbitration Committee, whose success was dependent on collaborative work. Although less visible, there is also significant collaboration amongst both the local and global CheckUser group; and as part of the Arbitration Committee and later as an oversighter, I have worked with local oversighters to create and maintain a highly collaborative and mutually supportive environment.
I participated in several edit-a-thons, especially the 1lib1ref edit-a-thons and the Afrociné projects, Wikikouman, as well as the Wiki Loves Africa contributor evenings, and Wikipedia Class
I am the Project Manager of Afrociné Côte d'Ivoire and the Project Assistant of Glam and I actively participate in the different activities of the Wikipedia sister projects
En ma qualité de Producteur des médias et réalisateur, je suis un conservateur d’images et Directeur exécutif d’une faîtière d’archivistes, bibliothécaires et libraires en Côte d’Ivoire (FICCI) Ma formation en gestion de projet et de manager m'a permis d'acquérir de nombreuses compétences parmi celles que vous recherchées. Je possède les atouts qui me permettront de réussir dans le rôle que vous voudrez bien me confier. Motivation, rigueur et écoute sont les maîtres mots de mon comportement professionnel.
I have a personal and a professional role inside the Wikimedia movement. In my personal capacity I am a contributor to Bangla and English Wikipedia, and Commons. In my professional role, I work at the Wikimedia Foundation providing operational support to the Inuka, Language, and Campaigns Product teams as a Director in the Product Department. At various times, I have participated in activities that the teams or the Product department have undertaken for product initiatives.
A notable example is my participation in the development, maintenance, and communication outreach of the Content Translation tool from the WMF Language team.
I have been part of open source communities since 2000, and participated in various roles that directly impacted the project’s objective and growth. My primary contributions have been in localization of open source software at a time when internationalization support for Indic languages was at a formative stage.
It was a challenging frontier that provided me the opportunity to understand how software development practices could be optimized towards equitable adoption beyond socio-political and linguistic boundaries. This required continuous collaboration with a globally spread community of volunteers, organizations, policymakers, corporates, and governments. I have participated both in an individual and organizational capacity in such efforts primarily as part of the Fedora, Mozilla, GNOME, KDE, and Ankur Bangla (formerly Bengalinux) communities.
Since 2013, I have been part of the WMF’s Language team, with whom I had earlier collaborated in my other roles, and have been closely associated with language support efforts within the Wikimedia movement.
In my leadership role, I actively represented PhilWiki Community and presented at the Wikimedia Conference (2017-2018) and Wikimedia Summit (2019), Wikimedia+Education Conference (2019), ESEAP Conference (2019), and the Global Conversations (2020). As a community coordinator and organizer, I represented and served as a presenter at the Philippine WikiConference (2012-2013). Currently, I am the Board Treasurer and the committee chair in GLAM and Education. Prior to this, I have served as a community coordinator (2012-15; 2015-2017), and chairman/president of PhilWiki Community (2018-2020).
As a project lead, I implemented different campaigns including WikiGap Campaign in the Philippines (2019-2020), Wiki Loves Monuments in the Philippines (2018-2020), Wiki Takes the City (2012 and 2015/16), and the Community celebration of the 20th year of Wikipedia (2020) in Naga City, and Bikol Wikipedia's 1st (2008), 5th (2012), 10th (2017) and 13th year (2020).
In the advocacy campaign, I was invited and talked in various fora promoting the activities of the organization and answering relevant issues related to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement. Among these engagements are: at the Bicol Region Librarians Council (BRLC)'s Regional Conference on Reinventing Library Management in the 21st Century (2012), Boses ni Lolo guest Wikipedian on DWRN 657khz (2015) and DWRJ 96.1 (2016), Ini An Totoo DWOK 97.5 TV program on the Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education policy under the K-12 Curriculum of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Wikimedia Movement (2019), Language Month episode of Abogado Juan "Hapot mo, Simbag ko" on Home Radio 95.1 (2020), WikiGAP: Closing the Digital Gender Gap discussion sponsored by Developh Community (2021), and Wiki Loves Earth and Wikimedia Commons Workshop at the Pagkarahay Art Festival (2021).
I am most active on my local Wikipedia and spend some of my time contributing on Commons and Incubator. I used to be an admin on Bikol Wikipedia and on Bikol Wiktionary. Currently, I am working on Bikol Wikisource and Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia.
I am actively involved in various collaborations on and offline in different capacity. As a project team member, I served as the event manager of Wiki Loves Earth in the Philippines (2018-2020). I also served as a final jury in Wiki Loves Monuments in Armenia (2020), and Wiki Loves Earth in Armenia (2020), and the local coordinator of WPWP Campaign (2020) and Wikipedia Asian Month (2018-2020) on Bikol Wikipedia. In 2018, I was part of the communications committee of the ESEAP Conference held in Bali, Indonesia.
As a mentor and volunteer, I taught new editors and participants at workshops such as at the Open Web Day - University of Nueva Caceres (2013), Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (2016) held at Iriga City Public Library, WikiTutorial (2018) held at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, a teacher's training workshop of Department of Education - Division of Catanduanes (2019), and WPWP in the Philippines at CBSUA (2021).
As a participant, I am proud to have finished 6th over-all in the WikiGap Challenge (2020), and to be recognized among the participants as "meritevoli di menzione" at the Wikipedia 20 concorso di testi poetici by WikiDonne. Together with other global community leaders, I participated in the 2019 Training of Trainers which developed my organizing and leadership skills. Recently, I have been an active participant in the Wiki Loves Art mural painting activities of PhilWiki Community in partnership with Kintab Artists Group promoting Wikimedia and Wikipedia in Education at different public schools and a state university.
The rayleigh scattering phenomenon due to beam of sunlight, passing through water surface. The color contrast of this photograph is amplified by using RawTherapee image processing software. We can see the beam is having the bluish color when it passed through the water surface, and the color is changing gradually into the reddish color when it goes deeper in the water.
I contribute to several Wikimedia projects, maily zh.wikipedia. I'm proud to be one of few editors in zh.wikipedia who keeps writing articles on their own instead of translating from other projects without checking references. I review articles and call on the community to realize the seriousness and importance of revewing, which was the main reason I recieved the Awards for Professionalism of Instruction. I try my best to help newbies (to some extent, we're all newbies), online and offline. I visted meetups held in various cities of Mainland China and Taiwan to learn experiences, and now I hold meetups in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. Also, as a PhD candidate in sociology, I study zh.wikipedia (nationlism, colonialism, gender issues, bureaucracy, knowledge as power, and the wall between veterans and newbies / editors and readers) and published a paper on Taiwan Sociology Association Meeting of 2019.
I am used to collaborate with people on an article, a programme, a document. However, I don't treat these experience as team collaboration, but peer to peer collaboration instead.
After a false start back in 2012 I fell into the rabbit hole in 2018 and have been active since. One of my most active fields is as an OTRS (now VRT) response agent, primarily working with those with absolutely no Wikimedia experience, aiding in navigating what can be a distinctly byzantine process. I also became an en-wiki admin in 2019, which was also around the time that I became highly active in the Strategy side of the movement. This has run from participation in every phase of almost every recommendation, the prioritisation discussions, the UCOC, and every discussion we've had to implement the 2030 strategy. This included helping craft the compromise selection method for the MCDC.
The bulk of my career has been as a Strategy Analyst for a multi-national - a small team with a primary remit for acquiring the different views and priorities of a dozen different business units, and then drafting a viable strategy that can be lived with by everyone.
I am active editor Ukranian wikipedia and a member of the Wikipedia movement since 2016. I am a participant and co-organizer of several Wikiconferences in Ukraine, one of the co-authors of a special page for the media, which is designed to provide objective and reliable information about Wikipedia for the Ukrainian media. I am actively involved in advocating for Panorama Freedom and distributing free licenses.
I have experience of teamwork both in the Ukrainian Wikipedia community and in public organizations. I am a former member of the Board and a former member of the Audit Commission WMUA. I have experience participating in collegial organizing committees both within and outside the Wikimedia community.
(Had several projects completed, but not public)
For Wikimedia projects, I was an representative for the Wikimedia South Korea before KWA organized, and participated for making Korean Wikimedia Association. I also served one year in the OTRS(2012-2013) for Korean service.
I started in 2004 as an editor on German Wikipedia. Besides editing I was an administrator, bureaucrat, OTRS agent and more. Early on, I realized that for me there is more to it than writing articles. My participation during the global strategy process in 2010 was the initial spark for my international focus. I joined the Board of Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) from 2008 to 2011 and was a member of the Wikimedia Foundation Board from 2012 to 2018.
Currently I am a board member of Wikimedia Deutschland again. During the development of the 2030 strategy recommendations I was a member of the Movement Strategy Working Group Advocacy. I have been following the Movement Strategy closely since then and participated in the global conversations and events to support the process moving ahead.
With regards to my Wikimedia experiences, I have worked collaboratively in several processes, like movement roles in 2010-11 or working group (2018-20) or, of course, in different committees during my board tenures. Still, I think we need to be open to experiment with new methods and ideas to bring people, ideas and processes together on the global level to identify what unites us. What is in my comfort zone may not be the best way to do things for others, in other parts of the world and in different cultures. That’s where we all need to be open and not set our own experiences and assumptions as the lone center of wisdom.
I am a founding member of Wikimedians of Tamazight User Group and head of communication at Wikimedia Algeria since 2014. I am an active member of the community since 2010. I have organized and led several Wikimedia projects in the last few years. I support all communities, mostly indigenous languages. I have organized with my group several Wikimedia contests. I presented several projects at several conferences around the world about Wikimedia, in 2018 I did a small presentation about the Wikimedia movement at a UNESCO event in Tunis.
I speak French, Arabic, Russian, Tacawit, and work in English. I work for developing African and indigenous languages, in 2019 I was able to start the creation process of the Tacawit Wiktionary (the first language community to found itself on a project other than Wikipedia). I was in the organizing committees of WikiIndaba and WikiArabia. I am also a member of WikiIndaba Steering Committee and a Former member of the AffCom and I was a Candidate of The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. I represent my affiliation in the organization of the collaboration between the francophone groups of the Wikimedia movement (WikiFranca).
I have participated in several team collaborative experiences within our movement at different topics and levels.
At the organizational level of the UGs, I can say that I am a very important member for my affiliations. I organize meetings to discuss the situations and solutions that must be resolved or achieved.
My team and I are working on projects of several formats. Organization of contests, example of WLX on Commons, or lastly the contest of Kateb Maktub on WP in Arabic. I also participate in training of young and future Wikimedians in Russia, Algeria and Dubai by collaborating with different affiliations of the region. I participated in the organization of many conferences in Africa and Europe.
We made partnerships to set up educational projects such as MOOCs in Arabic, Russian and Tamazight, working with affiliates and companies in these regions.
I always launch discussions to launch projects or activities wherever I am.
I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in September 2013, allowing me to connect with the Movement across several forums and geographies in many opportunities. In my role with the Foundation's Partnerships Team (initially with a focus in Latin America, and now leading the Regional Managers team for almost 5 years), I've had the opportunity to meet and work with Affiliates and movement leaders globally, and better understand more particularly the needs of those outside of the United States and Europe.
Collaboration is in my DNA. As a Sr. Partnerships Manager, working successfully with others is essential to my team's goals and success. Impactful partnerships (within or outside the Wikimedia movement) always require team collaboration. I collaborate with other WMF teams constantly, engaging with people across themes and areas of work.
Leading Regional Partnerships also means closely collaborating with a range of actors, from UN agencies, tech companies, other non-profits, governments, and multilateral agencies. This work has also allowed me to partner with Wikimedia affiliates and movement leaders globally, building bridges between the movement and different partners with the goal of furthering our mission and making Wikimedia a well-known, diverse, and relevant space on the Internet.
The 8+ years of tenure serving the Wikimedia movement also trained me well in what cross-cultural collaboration truly means, leading with empathy and understanding of cultural differences, navigating diverse personal and professional approaches towards problem-solving, multiple time zones, and across geographies.
Sixteen years of experience co-writing articles for the Dutch-language Wikipedia, uploading photos to Commons, and collaboration on meta, and so on.
In 2019, I facilitated the discussion of Discussion Tools on the Dutch Wikipedia. As a result, the Dutch Wikipedia became one of four pilot wikis on which Discussion Tools (reply tool) were tested.
In 2021, I led the implementation of the Newcomer features (Growth team features) in the Dutch Wikipedia. I recruited testers and mentors. The result of test work is that these new features became available to newcomers by default on September 1.
Member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation (2007 - 2012).
Organizer of the Wikimedia Conference Netherlands 2011 and attended almost all Wikimedia conferences in the Netherlands.
Board member Wikimedia Nederland 2012 – 2016. In 2012, as treasurer, I helped Wikimedia Netherlands to professionalize by ensuring timely and reliable accountability reports, and timely and substantiated annual plans and budgets.
In 2020, I initiated the Wiki loves SDGs found a project leader and connected her to Project Everyone.
Participated in Movement Strategy process since 2017, attended many Global Conversations
Participated in Chapter/Wikimedia Conferences in Berlin (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and Milan (2013).
Participated in Wikimania Haifa 2011, Hong Kong 2013, London 2014, Cíudad Mexico 2015, Esino Lario 2016, Stockholm 2019, Remo 2021
Participated in Wikimedia Hackathon Vienna 2018
Experience with team collaboration:
In my day-to-day work, I have experience as a project leader of teams of ten to twenty people, I have experience as a product owner in a scrum team, I am a member of a team of financial-economic advisors, and I collaborate in various departmental and interdepartmental working groups.
In 2019, I facilitated the Talk Pages Project on the Dutch Wikipedia. As a result, the Dutch Wikipedia became one of four pilot wikis on which the discussion tools (particularly the response function) were tested.
In 2019, I was an election facilitator for the so-called Affiliate Selected Board Seats. I took the initiative to draft a new resolution and worked with the team to develop it into a final version that the Affiliates could agree on. The Election Facilitators team consisted of people from three different continents and we were able to recruit candidates from all continents. In the end, two women were selected, perhaps in response to my repeated call for women to become candidates.
My main contributions so far have been maintenance & housekeeping, patrolling vandalism across different projects, adding 50,000+ Malayalam language lexemes at Wikidata, 500+ ml entries at en.Wiktionary, 1000+ uploads to Commons, editing chemistry, materials and manufacturing articles on en.w, collaborating, connecting and assisting people across different projects, widening free knowledge movement, etc. I am active across diverse Wikimedia sister wikis; having 1000+ edits on 4 wikis and 100+ edits on 10 wikis in total.
Collaborated as part of a few WikiProjects, mainly LD, KERALA and POLYMER. I participate in many discussion forums of Wikimedia projects and groups. I am also a happy-to-help person, assisting those looking for help. I have always maintained a welcoming atmosphere.
I fell in love with Wikimedia through an Education program when I was a Social Communication student. Soon, I started to organize edit-a-thons to tackle the gender gap on Wikipedia.
After my graduation, I became a Wikimedian in Residence at the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat), in which I researched Computational Journalism and Wikidata. This led me to develop the Mbabel tool.
I’m a Wiki Movimento Brasil liaison. In my professional capacity, I serve as Communications Manager for the affiliate, which means that I’m involved in community support and consultations, partnership building and Wikimedia outreach. I’m also leading the development of WMB’s own strategy based on the Movement Strategy recommendations.
I’m a member of the Diversity Committee responsible for the elaboration and the implementation of WMB’s diversity plan.
I’ve been involved in the organization of dozens of activities to tackle diversity gaps on Wikipedia in Portuguese and I’m currently acting to create a Lusophone women user group.
I’m an active listener and a non-violent communicator. I’ve been building bridges among different stakeholders and the Wikimedia community for the last years, which wouldn’t be possible without cooperation and teamwork abilities.
I have experience with high level stress/low resource environments and in decision making, especially in the field of Human Rights. I’m a former Communications Adviser for a NGO dedicated to migrants and refugees in a marginalized part of my city, from which I’ve learned how to properly collaborate with people from different contexts and how to fight for their rights.
Earlier this year, I was one of the organizers of the Festa da Wiki-Lusofonia - Wikipedia 20’s celebration - and engaged several user groups and projects on activities and strategic discussions.
This is the time to define what we want to be as a movement from now on. This is the major goal we have set for ourselves for ensuring equity in decision-making. Brazil (as other underrepresented communities) has been systematically excluded and disempowered from the strategic processes and we want to shift the scenario contributing to the sustainability and good governance of the Wikimedia Movement in the long run. It all starts now.
To move forward, we need to define a common ground of principles and practices for decision-making, and develop mechanisms for equitable global representation and meaningful, empowering participation of local communities. As a participatory, community-oriented process, the Movement Chart will embody the Wikimedia spirit and provide a necessary framework for the Wikimedia Movement.
We need to learn from what we have achieved and envision together the future we want to live in. For instance, roles and responsibilities need to be clearly laid out, as transparency is key for our movement procedures and deliberations. Coming from an underrepresented community, I know procedures and deliberations must be empowering and structured in a way that contributes to mitigating unequal capacities to participate in the open knowledge ecosystem.
The success of the Movement Charter --an embodiment of the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process discussions and practices-- is dependent on our capacity to deeply engage our diverse communities in the drafting process. This founding document will not succeed by the relevance of its content and commitment of its initial drafters only; it must be a collaboration across stakeholders, that is, it must be done the wiki way.
I've been active in the community movement since 2004, and have served as an administrator on English Wikipedia and Meta-Wiki, and formerly on Commons as well. My first editing area was WikiProject New York City, which I started, and my very first article was U Thant Island, about an obscure little urban island with a fascinating history. I have tried to balance the local and the global, in both my editing and in my community organizing.
I have been active in the following organized groups, among others:
Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN)), which has been a platform over the past 12 months for cross-disciplinary collaboration among communities, affiliates, and foundation over a challenging period
Wikimedia is a deeply team-based movement, and my efforts have not been as an individual, but always in concert with and learning from others.
I have helped bring together individuals and communities, and have assisting in convening many meetings, both project-based and geography-based (including WikiConference North America), in an attempt to foster greater community dialogue.
I have been actively involved in Wikimedia Foundation projects since 2008. Was the administrator of some small wikiprojects in Russian. But most of the time I worked as a technical specialist in Russian Wikipedia. Recently I have been paying a lot of attention to the development of cool things from the Growth team in the Russian Wikipedia and try to integrate the community more strongly into the global movement.
Since 2017, I has been actively involved in promoting technical initiatives, collecting opinions and finding consensus on Russian Wikipedia. I was a member of technical teams, organizer of projects both inside and around Wikipedia. One of the last, just a project about help to beginners, which accumulates work with newcomers and features of the Growth team.
Co-Founder, Board Member and former Executive Director of Wikimedia Venezuela. I've been organizing Wikimedia-like events (e.g.: workshops, edit-a-thons, contests..) for more than 10 years. I translate articles from english to spanish.
Active member within the Venezuelan and Iberocoop community since 2010, I've participated in global and local events since 2014, including Iberoconf 2014 and Wikimedia Conference from 2016 to 2018. I've participated in the Iberocoop strategy discussions, Movement Strategy conversation, Wikimedia Venezuela, Iberocoop (telegram group), Wikimedia en Español (telegram group), Discussing Wikimedia’s Movement Strategy process.
I have significant experience with Wikimedia projects since 2010, I am:
One of the core coordinators of Asian Month for the last several rounds.
Member of ESEAP, participated in the 2019 Summit which leads to further regional coordinated effort.
Various on-wiki experience under a former account:
Has over 25,000 edits, with less than 50% on any singular site.
Was an administrator of a Wikimedia project, and a bot operator on multiple wikis.
Was a member of the Volunteer Response Team.
Contributed to the development of software on Phabricator.
I have collaborated with all kinds of different teams at various stages off-wiki, including but not limited to:
Co-chaired a tech conference with a couple of hundreds attendees, primarily responsible for cross-team collaboration with various sponsors. In addition, I drafted and was the point of contact for the Code of Conduct there.
Served as an administrator of an online scientific education platform for students.
Organized/coached teams for competitions with members from various countries across the world.
Agile/Scrum-coached a team of software developers, and mentored several engineers at different stages.
Received design thinking training at d.school. Coached and administered the process at various projects.
I have been contributing to Wikipedia and its sister projects for more than 5 years. After attending, Hindi wiki conference 2018-19 and WAT 2018, I felt there is a lot of work to do in the field of awareness of Wikipedia among societies and outreach activities so, other than online editing I am more involved in conferences, meetups, GLAM, online and contests like Wiki Love Monuments, Wikipedia Asian Month 2017-18, Wikimedia Tiger project-2018-19, etc.
I was Joined to Wikipedia and Wikimedia as a Reader in the year 2011 but I have registered this account year 2016. After joining the Wikimedia Movement, I led several contests in the form of an organizer in Edit A Than and Offline, Online The event. In which Hindi Wikipedia conference Delhi 2018. And Hindi Wikipedia conference Kolkata 2019 contributed as an organizer in. I am currently contributing to the Hindi Wiki Library and Hindi Wikipedia education program as a coordinator. I am an Advisor in Wikisource GLAM Heritage India Project For Hindi Wikisource.
I mainly contribute to the projects of Hindi Wikipedia. Where I have important rights. As I Was a sysop on Hindi wikitionery and Hindi wikivoyage. And I am an autopatrolled, reviewer, Rollbacker on the Hindi Wikipedia. As well as being the most active contributor to Hindi Wikipedia, I have created more than 1400 articles based on geography. Political science etc. I've edit numbers more than 31K.
I am the founder member of the Hindi Wikimedians User Group
I am a founder member of Hindi wikivoyage and Hindi Wikiversity.
I am a translator of the weekly technical newsletter for Hindi Wikipedia.
My global contribution more than 31K+ edits.
I am a global Rollbacker, Auto patrolled, Rollbacker and Reviewer. at Hindi Wikipedia.
I am One of the Founder member of Hindi Wikiversity, Which is First Indic Wikiversity.
I have been created more than 1400 articles on several wiki projects
Since finding Wikipedia in 2004, I have gained experience in a wide range of roles - editor, patroller, administrator, translator, OTRS agent, technical volunteer, outreach activist, chapter founder, and board member. Since 2013 I have been working for the Wikimedia Foundation as a software developer (see staff user page here - to avoid any doubt: my candidacy here is entirely in a volunteer capacity) and have focused my free time on wiki software development as well.
Apart from this, I have shared my work with fellow wikimedians during Conference(s), Summit(s), training(s) and have also been a part of some panels like- Women in the Wikimedia movement for in-depth discussions on experiences, challenges and learning. I am also the Co-founder of first affiliate in India, Punjabi Wikimedians UG.
In addition to the shared details, organized a campaign, Wiki Women for Women Wellbeing 2018 bringing together 10 language communities in India with an intent to explore and promote women leadership in different languages (in India), thus helping in bridging the gender gap along with the usual accomplishment of content creation. In addition to this, with Women leads from 10 different language communities in India, organized first Women Train the Trainer program (India) in 2019. Currently supporting an education program in Regional institution with students working in 11 languages & mentors from different communities. Working with AffCom has provided me the experience of community challenges, strengths & collaborative operations.
As a co-founder and board member of the Wikimedians of Democratic Republic of Congo User Group, I organize awareness-raising conferences, training workshops, edit-a-thons and photo shoots for Wikipedia, Commons and other sister projects. I participate in the International Francophone Contributions Month, Art+Feminis, Wiki Love.
On the national level, I work in collaboration with the members of the steering committee of our user group in organizing Wikipermanence (face-to-face and online) and for the production of free content related to Africa on the internet in general and on Wikipedia in particular through the Africa Month campaigns, Africa Wiki Challenge. On the continental level, I participate in the campaigns WikiForHumanRightsin in Morocco, 1Libre1Ref and several collaborations with other African user groups (Ivory Coast, Guinea, Kenya, etc.). On the international level, I participate in Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month
Volunteering since 2004 in a number of capacities, including individual content and technical contributions (mainly bots). I have also worked on behalf of Wikimedia affiliates to plan outreach and training programs, including Wikimania 2012, and I have also run those kinds of programs as a representative of a partner institution. More information is available on my user page.
I have worked with volunteer and hybrid volunteer–professional teams to organize events as large as over 1,000 people, run affiliate boards, plan events both large and small, build and maintain relationships with partners, and develop software collaboratively with the communities as a Wikimedia Foundation staffer. I served on the boards of two affiliates, Wikimedia District of Columbia (2011-2018) and Wiki Project Med (2017). I also was briefly on a Wikimedia Foundation conference grants committee and I served as a facilitator for the 2014 affiliate-selected board seat process.
Community builder, helped to form Wikimedia Australia, 2 years as President, 4 as Vice President, Currently part of ESEAP leadership group, created Commons Quality Images project, also part of the development of Nyungar language Wikipedia. Former Admin/Sysop on en.wp stepped down in good standing in after about 14 years, admin/sysop on Commons since 2007. current VTRS volunteer since 2019 previously a volunteer for about 2 two years around 2007-10.
Note I have second account User:Gnangcomapp this account is specifically for use with the Commons App on mobile devices to limit admin tools being exposed unnecessarily.
Everything we do in the movement is a team effort whether its content creation, event organisation, or Affiliate activity. Last commitment was Wikimania 2021
Wikipedia brings together a large number of people from different backgrounds to write articles on the scope of human knowledge that is less included in encyclopedias and textbooks. This open knowledge project has encouraged people like me to participate more deeply..
In 2010, I started to participate in community activities in Taipei, and held a few quarterly gatherings to promote the revival of the formerly inactive local chapter of Wikimedia Taiwan.
For people who know the story of the Taiwanese Wikimedia community, they know that Wikimedia Taiwan was successfully revived particularly due to the Taiwanese aborigines which belong to the Austronesian languages group. We assist them in bringing the incubator to an official Wikipedia site.
I co-organized a program track at the COSCUP, which is a large open source conference in Taiwan,.together with Wikidata and OpenStreetMap.
About the community, I mainly organize the OpenStreetMap x Wikidata monthly gathering in Taipei. OpenStreetMap and the Wikidata Taiwan community participate in the local promotion and data maintenance of these two projects.
Through the Movement Charter, I hope to preserve the underrepresented languages in Taiwan and other minority languages that need to be protected, And to preserve the digital world through an international Wikimedia Movement.
Over the past six years, I have served as a Wikipedia community leader and a project lead for several Wikimedia projects such as edit-a-thons, workshops, campaigns, and photo walks at the Global Open Initiative and the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group. I have also served as a country coordinator for Wiki Loves Folklore and Wiki Loves Earth 2021. Since 2017, I have volunteered for different Wikimedia communities including the current 3 Wikimedia affiliate User Groups in Ghana. As an indigenous ambassador, I work with indigenous communities to improve the content of Wikipedia in African languages. Some of my works include:
Over the past over the past six (6) years, I have collaborated and worked on several Wikimedia-related projects with organizations/institutions such as the University of education's school of languages Ghana (The Dagbani department), University for development studies (UDS Navrongo campus), Wiki Africa Education and Artandfeminism. Outside Wikipedia, I served as a Mozilla Open Leader X fellow working with students to create open educational resources (OER) in Ghana and currently serving as an ambassador for the Mozilla festival 2021. Since 2020, I have served as a MozFest wrangler, working with the Mozilla foundation staff to co-designed the Mozilla festival. In 2017, I was a member of the CC global summit 2018 program committee and a Co-lead for the 'future of the Commons' track. I am currently a program facilitator and panel chair for the Hack4OpenGLAM at the 2021 Creative Commons global summit.
In addition to that, I work with several open leaders and OER experts on the 'Open Education for a Better World' program as an advisory board member to support participants and also help create scholarship opportunities for students from Africa at the university of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. As a digital language activist, I work with individuals and organizations who are interested in digitizing the Dagbani language on the internet.
I have participated in several team collaborative experiences within our movement at different levels. Locally, I have been project coordinator for Wikimedia Morocco for several years, and the co-chair of WikiArabia conference in 2019. Internationally, I was the volunteer manager for Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm, and have served as program committee member and scholarship committee member at many local and regional conferences. I am also a member of the Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee.
Regarding strategy, I have been collaborating with Wikimedians from all corners, when being a working group member, but also across the different conferences, projects and events where we met. This gave me an important insight and a valuable experience of how to collaborate cross-culturally, in different time zones, and also on how to manage different ways of working, but still manage to deliver the needed result.
Otherwise, I have a 8+ years professional experience as project manager, and my daily life is about team collaboration. I have worked in projects in IT, Telecommunications, health, public sector, finance, with several teams and companies around the world.
I have been involved with the movement since 2006. At the moment I am a Dutch Wikipedia admin, temporary admin on the Papiamentu Wikipedia, admin on Commons, VRTS-agent, CN admin on Meta, and hold some other rights like campaign creator for Commons:Montage campaigns for judging photo competitions. Especially as a CN admin I work in a very language and cultural diverse role, that next to this diversity also asks to keep in mind the position and the world's perception of the WMF in the choices and designs we make for the Wikimedia banners and campaigns. I enjoy this challenging role a lot. In intercultural situations I find it a challenge to seek balance between the person approaching me with a request and the general sentiment and rules on the different projects.
I am also involved in Gender Gap, LGBTI+, Accessibility, and GLAM Wikiprojects, both in on- and offline collaborations.
Specifically for Strategy I have been involved in many different ways since 2017, sometimes by translating and getting our community to form an opinion on the Strategic Direction 2030 (ex. nl:Wikipedia:Strategie 2030, and by posting about WMF initiatives in our Village Pump, our main channel for internal community communication. I have attended several meetings for the development of the Strategic direction.
In the past months I have been involved with the implementation of the new Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) in our Dutch "Beleid Vriendelijk Ruimtes" that the Dutch Chapter (WMNL) uses for their events: the concept is up on the chapters wiki at the moment for community consultation.
(Concepttekst nieuw Beleid Vriendelijke Ruimtes)
I have organized several events as well, alone or as part of a team, from small meetings in libraries to multi-day and multinational events like the Wiki Techstorm. I had some smaller supporting tasks in several Wikimania's (2018, 2019, 2021).
A short (ever incomplete) resume of my wiki activities in the past 15 years can be found, in Dutch, here
Staff at Wikimedia UK since 2012, closely involved in the development of the chapter
Member of Wikimedia Poland
Participated in 5 Wikimedia Conferences (aka the Summits), including the discussions on the Movement Dialogue, and the opening discussions of the 2030 vision
Part of the 2030 Wikimedia strategy project
At Wikimedia UK I usually work across teams to deliver projects – this requires soft influencing skills to reach agreement, negotiate common ground and move projects forward. I collaborate with external teams where Wikimedia UK gives grants to partner organisations, or projects pitched by volunteers.
Beyond working with others on the 2030 strategy (see below), earlier this year I was one of 15 people chosen through a competitive application process to work on a collaborative book sprint. I was collaborating with people from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, some experts within narrow technical fields, some academics. The ‘Collective Wisdom’ book, our end product, can be seen at this link.
I believe that with my team collaboration approach comes a great dose of humility. I know I don’t have the answers. I believe in putting others in focus and learning from them, especially if their context is different than mine. My commitment to equity steers me to seeking solutions and knowledge within the people I work with and support. In practice that means that when I coach my team members, or facilitate group discussions, my primary belief is that the people I work with may already hold the answers to their challenges.
I'm a member of Wiki Editoras Lx that is a group of women that tries to fix the gender gap in portuguese wikipedia by creating articles about women and at the same time teaching new editors. i was in the team that organized Festa da Wiki-Lusofonia (2021);
current Administrator in Arabic Wikipedia and arabic Wikisource, I contribute to the Arabic and frensh Wikipedia, and I have more than 102,000 modifications at the global level, I translate articles between English, French and Arabian on the wikipedia and meta.
Active member within the Arab and Algerian community since 2019. I am member of organization team of Wikiarabia 2021
I am a member of the Polish Wikimedia Association and consider myself a member of the Wikimedia Movement, although I am not an active editor. My main affiliation in the broader free knowledge movement is with Creative Commons: I co-founded the Polish chapter in 2005, co-chaired the CC Network strategy process review, and am currently on the CC Board of Directors and the CC Network Executive Committee. Since 2018, I have participated in the Movement Strategy process, and in 2018-2019 I was a member of the Partnerships Working Group. I deeply believe that the Wikimedia Movement Strategy requires the participation of partners from the broader open / free knowledge movement - so I also try to personally engage as much as possible.
Furthermore, my main job is as Strategy Director of Open Future Foundation, a think tank for the open movement. Previously, I have led for a decade Centrum Cyfrowe, a Polish open think-and-do-tank, and I have been for many years a member of Communia, the Association for the Digital Domain. Through these work engagements I have been focused on advocacy and policymaking in support of the commons, which I see as a contribution to the Wikimedia movement - by making sure that the policy and regulatory environment in Europe and globally is favorable to Wikimedia, its creators and users.
I have extensive experience in strategy building, also as a collaborative process. In the years 2008-2011 I worked on a team inside the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, which led the work on Poland's national long term strategy, "Poland 2030". Afterwards, I have been involved in multiple strategic exercises, including Polish Strategy for Digital Skills, strategic organizing of the Open Education movement (including the "Cape Town Open Education Declaration + 10 years" process), the Creative Commons Network Strategy process (which I co-chaired) and the Wikimedia Movement Strategy Partnerships Working Group (mentioned above). I also have experience in participatory workshop design and facilitation, and I am an alumnus of the Leadership Academy for Poland, an adaptive leadership program with a strong soft skills / team collaboration component.
Since I joined the Wikimedia user Group Côte d'Ivoire community in 2015 and I have remained a very active volunteer contributor. I learned a lot of things in a progressive way, such as article creation and editing, training and others. As a very active member of the Wikimedia user Group Côte d'Ivoire community, I was elected General Secretary of the said community and Glam-Wiki Project Leader in this year 2021.
I have worked on several local projects in perfect collaboration with the project teams, such as wikikouman, Glam-Wiki, Wiki Loves Africa. I participated in several committees that have reflected on setting up strategies for the realization of certain projects within the community Wikimedia user Group Ivory Coast, I was part of the trainers of the Wiki Class where we worked in synergy. I am part of the Working Group of Wikimania 2021.In regards of Wikimedia volunteering, I work in perfect harmony with other Project Managers.
My main experience is creating and editing pages on en.wikipedia. I have also contributed to Wiki Loves Monuments in 2017 and attended Wikimania in 2014 in London where I was living at the time.
In 1994 I founded Electronic Frontiers Australia and was on its board, first as chair, then as board member for several years. During that time I was the EFA representative on the Global Internet Liberty Campaign. With others I was responsible for drafting several of the GILC statements that were subsequently signed by many of the GILC member organisations. On en.wikipedia was part of an ad-hoc team that merged Template:Family tree into Template:Tree chart. This involved editing every template and page that used the former template to check and if necessary make minor changes so that the template use did not break.
I am an experienced wikipedia editor with most of my contributions from hausa & english wikipedia. I have organized and participated in a number of wikipedia campaigns and this lead to increase in new editors in northern Nigeria. I am one of the co-contributors of Hausa Wikimedia user group. I have being a contributor to wikipedia movement since September 2019 and I want to stay and give more as long as i am alive and able.
I have collaborated in many wikipedia projects which leads to the rapid growth of the Hausa wikipedia.
Wrote an essay on the relationship between the Wikimedia Foundation and the rest of the Movement Off-wiki
Chair of Wikimedia UK from 2012-13
Board member of Wikimedia UK from 2010-2016.
Roles and Responsibilities Strategy Working Group member 2018-19 (the one that originated the idea of a Movement Charter)
Organised the first strategy and governance training sessions for affiliate board members
Attendee of countless conferences, events, and trainings
I was part of the Roles and Responsibilities strategy working group, which developed the idea of a Movement Charter. This was a cross-cultural, multilingual team with a big job to do - just as the Drafting Committee will be. In this situation, I am very aware of my own privilege as a native English speaker, and take care to encourage and support others to express their views as well as contributing. I am also aware of the importance of communicating with project communities. I was one of the few working group members to take part in on-wiki discussions about the draft recommendations.
I was Chair of Wikimedia UK at a time when the Chapter was going through many changes. During my time as Chair we went through a Governance Review and implemented its findings, including making our Board much more diverse and inclusive. This was the first time a Wikimedia organisation had asked for detailed professional scrutiny of its governance. Implementing its findings needed a lot of diplomacy, tact and determination.
I have also been involved with dozens of other voluntary groups - from large charities to small volunteer committees, in areas ranging from political campaigning to medical research to the orchestras in which I play the violin.
I am a founding member of Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group, and serve as part of the leadership team. Since the group's formation at WikiConference North America in 2018, I have helped organise and lead our events, including recruiting a noted artist and cultural activist to take part in WikiCari Fest 2020. I have been a staff member (as User:Ian (Wiki Ed)) at the Wiki Education Foundation since 2014 where I have supported tens of thousands of new editors (10–14,000 each year) as they navigate making their first contributions to Wikipedia and using the Wiki Education Dashboard (the 'older sister' of the Programs & Events Dashboard). I co-authored our Wikidata training modules in 2019. I have been an active Wikipedia editor since 2004, an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2005 where I have contributed Featured Articles, Featured Lists and Good Articles.
I work in a very collaborative environment at Wiki Education. We are a small organisation where everyone works closely together to get things done. In our work with university instructors and student editors (our Wikipedia Student Program) I work very closely with colleagues on a daily basis. In my role in our Scholars & Scientists Program where we train faculty and professionals to edit Wikidata and Wikipedia, I collaborate with colleagues to run these course. Our procedures for writing our annual plans, annual reports and strategic plans are collaborative, and I work closely with my colleagues to edit blog posts and other communications and to co-author a chapter in the recent Wikipedia @ 20 book.
Prior to this, I worked for a decade as an instructor in higher education; shepherding classes of undergraduates through semester-long courses, coordinating with other instructors, teaching assistants, and lab prep staff, requires a team that collaborates effectively, week after week. Before that, I worked in environmental consulting. Designing, collecting, and analysing field survey data, and working with my colleagues to get reports written, delivered to clients, and getting revisions done in response to their feedback required considerable collaborative team work.
I started as a wikimedian really early, in 2006. I have been mainly collaborating at my main wiki, but since 2017 I have been involved in the Wikimedia movement. I'm currently an staff member at the Basque Wikimedians User Group, where I work mainly on our education program. As a devoted wikimedian on education, I was part of the team which organized the first Wikimedia+Education conference. I have been part of the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy team, focusing on Diversity. I have volunteered in other Wikimedia events, such as Wikimania. As a volunteer, I also like to help small Wikipedias to work with automatic templates from Wikidata, a project where I also spend some volunteering time. I have organized the WLM contest three times in the Basque Country and I have a broad knowledge about how we are organized.
I have worked on communications before, especially co-ordinating big campaigns, so I can work with a team. I have also volunteered at the Movement Strategy and I'm experienced working both online and asynchronous.
Sysop, Arbitrator, CU on frwp a long time ago (circa 2005 to 2008)
trustee, vice-chair and chair of Wikimedia France from 2007 to 2016
Chair and vice-chair of Wikimedia Foundation from 2016 to 2019.
I had many collaboration experiences during both my wikimedian and professional lives, some key ones:
In 2012 when we had a huge fight within the movement regarding fundraising and fund dissemination, I organized the Paris Finance meeting which not only built bridges between organization but ultimately led to the creation of the Funds Dissemination Committee. This was possible only by rebuilding a high enough level of trust to tackle heads on those hard questions.
In 2016, I was elected chair of the Wikimedia Foundation right after of crisis, and I helped move from a place of uncertainty to a place of collaboration all across the movement that materialized into the Wikimedia 2030 Strategy process.
In my daytime work, as a Chief Operating Officer/Managing Director, part of my job is to be able to create cooperation between teams with different language, stakes and goals.
I am an administrator on several projects, and an interface admin on English Wiktionary. I've done a reasonably large amount of policy writing on multiple projects, wrote a lot of gadgets and user scripts (some examples include TabbedLanguages on Wiktionary, ReferenceTooltips for Wikipedia, the WikidataInfo.js script for Wikidata, and the SignWriting Keyboard for Sign language projects), worked on Wikidata ontology structuring, and have done a moderate amount of work on content.
I spend far too much time following things on Meta and elsewhere, so I'm fairly familiar with how the various movement structures and systems work.
(I've also been writing "fantasy Wikimedia charters" on my own for ~5 years, which ought to count for something. :) )
I'll be blunt: My relevant team collaboration experience is much less than many other candidates. I've never worked as part of any affiliate organization, nor any on-wiki committee, nor any strategy working group. Additionally, both my technical and policy-writing activities have been less "team-based" than is typical.
That said, all Wikimedia activities are pretty inherently collaborative, and if anything is going to be a skill that we've almost all necessarily gotten good at, it's good-faith collaboration in writing something together.
I have been a contributor to Wikipedia since 2015. I joined the Wikimedia user Group Côte d'Ivoire community the same year as I became a volunteer. In 2016 I was assigned as a communicator within the community, mainly in the position of Graphic designer. According to this title I am in charge of the elaboration of any graphic and physical visual communication support within the community in our country. In 2021, I joined the executive board of Wikimedia Côte d'Ivoire, as Deputy General Secretary, where I am in charge of the community's Secretariat.
Particularly at Wikimedia, I have worked in the local team of the Wiki Loves Africa project for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 sessions. My role consisted in helping with the realization of the activity programs, development of the content for publication, management of the teams for taking the photos, training of and support to the volunteers to the project, staying in line with the strategic direction and the recommendations of the Project Manager. This had the aim of a reliable and perfect dissemination of communication materials, the assistance of the local contributors on Commons and finally the realization and the correction of the reports of the project activities. The work was supervised by the Country Project Manager.
Co-founder of Wikimedia Community User Group Burundi, East Africa strategy summit, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Pages Wanting Photos.
East Africa strategy discussions, West Africa Regional Strategy Meetup, Movement Strategy conversation, Wikimedia Community User Group, African Wikimedians (telegram group), Vikimedio en Esperanto (telegram group), Duscussing Wikimedia’s Movement Strategy process.
Through the last 13 years, I've gained a very wide & diverse experience in various Wikimedia projects as a volunteer, an admin, an AffCom member and recently a part time Contractor. I have almost 19,000 edits and around 850 articles created and translated by me.
I've founded the Iraqi Wikimedians User Group back in 2015, the first user group in Iraq, I also co-founded Wikiwomen Prize Competition in 2015. I've created and managed various editathons and workshops, as well as helped in founding Sorani Kurdish User group. I organized WLM competition for Iraq for 3 years.
I'm very well engaged in the movement current strategy implementation discussions, further more as I worked for last year a contractor in the foundation, I've gained valuable knowledge about what communities need and where the movement need to get directed?
I have been a supportive team member in several teams within Wikimedia movement. I've coordinating projects for Wikimedia Iraq for several years. On wider level, I was an admin in Arabic Wikipedia for 3 years & have served as an Affcom member engaging with different affiliates and communities.
As I participated since 2008 in more than 15 local and international Wikimedian conferences, I've gained amazing friends from around the globe. therefore, according to accumulative and continuous discussions, I've built a valuable skill of collaboration with different cultures effectively.
On a professional & personal level, I have a 10+ years professional experience of managing teams & projects. I have worked in projects in Telecommunications, Oil & gas Industry, NGO organizations, Electronics companies around the world.
Contributing to Bengali Wikipedia, mainly by translating articles from English Wikipedia ; Editing articles in Bengali, English and other languages ; Contributing pictures in Wikimedia Commons; Sometimes I edit Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects.
Served as Secretary and President of Rotaract Club of Tollygunge (under Rotary Club of Tollygunge)