User:John Andersson (WMSE)

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John Andersson


About me

I have a background in international relations and Peace and Conflict Studies (my Bachelor) from Umeå University and a Master in European Studies from Gothenburg University. A few years ago I was a trainee at the European Parliament's Secretariat for 5.5 months. As part of my Bachelor I also studied in North Carolina for one semester as an exchange student.

I have edited Wikipedia since 2006 and since 2007 I have been an administrator on the Swedish language version (under the user name Jopparn). On SVWP I have mostly focused on topics related to international relations, astronomy, and general maintenance.

My work

Since 15 May 2017 I am the Executive Director at Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden).

I started working there in 2012. Initially as an Event Manager for the EU funded Europeana Awareness project, organizing GLAM events all Europe in partnership with local chapters. In 2013 I became a Project Manager and lead a number of projects covering GLAM partnerships, photo contests, QRpedia, Wikipedia in Education, Open Data and technical development projects. I also had a leading role with identifying awesome partners and funding opportunities. In 2016 I assumed the role as Chief Operating Officer, a more strategic role, working in tandem with the ED. In 2017 I took over as the Executive Director for the Chapter.

If you have anything that you are curious about or would like my help with, please do contact me!

Contact me

Call at +46-733965189, e-mail at john.andersson@wikimedia.se or write me a line on my talk page.

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sv-N Den här användaren har svenska som modersmål.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
no-1 Denne brukeren har grunnleggende kjennskap til norsk (bokmål).
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
da-1 Denne bruger har grundlæggende kendskab til dansk.
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