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Hi, my name is Tomasz Bladyniec. I was born September 7th, 1982 in Warsaw, Poland. I am civil engineer, involved in human rights defending in Belarus and Ukraine. I edit Polish and Belarusian Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikiquotes, mostly in topic of Belarus and civil engineering. Since 2013 I organize workshops about editing Wikipedia. I am a member of Wikimedia Polska and since 2014 I am member of its Peer Court.
Education and work
I was born September 7th, 1982 in Warsaw. In 2002 I graduated Technical High School of Architecture and Construction in Warsaw. In 2001 I was a finalist of the 14th Contest of Construction Knowledge and Skills. In 2010 I graduated engineering degree in Civil Engineering Faculty of Warsaw University of Technology, major: Roads and Railways. In 2015 I graduated master's degree in the same faculty, major: Bridges and Tunnels. Since 2008 I work in companies performing infrastructure construction works, among other as an estimator and offer preparation specialist in Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Stockholm and Rome. In my professional work I am involved in preparation of offers for tender for motorways, bridges, tunnels, railways, hydraulic structures and airports.
From 2003 I am interested in Belarus - most of all in the field of human rights defense, supporting civic society, politics and culture. I learned by myself English, Belarusian and Russian languages. In 2003 I was co-founder and the first president of organization named Union for Democracy in Belarus. From 2004 I was a member and activist of Free Belarus Initiative organization. I was co-organizing and running numerous initiatives related to Belarusian-Polish cooperation, like workshops, trainings, conferences, presentations. In years 2006-2007 I was helping in implementation of the Kalinowski's Scholarship Program. I was participating in implementation of training program for Belarusian youth in Poland ("Weekend in Poland") and in Belarus ("Belaplus") focused on topic of civic society, media etc. Many times I was sent by OSCE or the government of Poland as a short-time observer of elections in Eastern Europe: in 2004 and 2016 - in Belarus and in 2006, 2007 and 2015 - in Ukraine. My work was noticed many times by the Belarusian media.
Editing Polish Wikipedia
Vast majority of my work is dedicated to editing Polish Wikipedia. My preferred topic of editing is Belarus - remarkable people, history, politics, geography, kulture. I have registered my account in Wikipedia December 29th, 2006, but I just made a minor correction then. The idea of editing Wikipedia was attracting me, but the code and editing methods seemed too complicated for me then. In 2009 I was encouraged by Belarusian Wikimedian Wizardist and I tried again. August 21st, 2009 I have made my first big edit, expanding article Panika na stacji metra Niemiga. September 28th, 2009 I have received reviewer rights in Polish Wikipedia. At first, I was making translations of artictles from Belarusian into Polish, after that I started to create my own. January 19th, 2010 I have created my 100th article (Budynek Towarzystwa Wzajemnego Kredytu w Mińsku), December 31th, 2011 - 500th (Szczolonka), October 21th, 2014 - 800th (Rusłan Ihnaciszczau). From the beginning of 2015 I have focused of correcting and expanding the articles I created earlier to promote as many of them as possible to the Good Article or Featured Article status.
Contact me at tomasz.bladyniecgmail.pl