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Hello, I am Ziko van Dijk, a German who lives in the Netherlands. Since 2003 I have a Wikipedia account, and in 2008 I joined Wikimedia organisations.
Person and Wikimedia movement
As a historian (PhD) and Wikipedian my main topic is the history of the 20th century (Germany, the Netherlands, international relations). Besides, I try to make the Wikipedia articles easier to understand and improve the help pages.
In the Wikimedia movement I am interested in organizational structures, education and outreach. From April 2011 to March 2014 I have been the chair of Wikimedia Nederland. From July 2012 to August 2013, I have been also the Deputy Chair of the Council of the Wikimedia Chapters Association. About my experiences at international conferences I reported in the Berlin, Washington, Hong Kong, Mexican and Paris diaries.
Before the Single User Login, I was Ziko-W at Meta Wiki, and Ziko-C at Wikimedia Commons. My primary user page is my German Wikipedia Benutzerseite which I created in 2003.
The Wikimedia wikis I visit more or less frequently are (links to my user page there):
- Deutschsprachige Wikipedia
- Esperantlingva Vikipedio
- Nederlandstalige Wikipedia
- English Wikipedia
- Wikimedia Commons
You can contact me the best by writing on the talk page here or sending an e-mail.
Educational and promotional work
On German Wikipedia I was a mentor, and I have written a German Wikibook for the self learner who wants to become a Wikipedian: „Eigene Beiträge“. In August 2010 Open Source Press published Wikipedia. Wie Sie zur freien Enzyklopädie beitragen, a text book in German.
I blog: zikoblog at Wordpress.
Since 2013, I belong to the network wiki:team. We present and teach Wikipedia and Wikipedia related issues in educational and other institutions.
Sometimes a strange brainwave forces me to note word games and other unfunny associations or ideas. :-) Some of the results I have recorded here.
- Wikipedia international, an overview of the language versions of Wikipedia (German)
- Hamburger Protokoll, a report on a meeting of German Wikipedia 'Mentoren' (onwiki coaches; German)