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People & places[edit]

Representation, governance, and leadership

Ting Chen, Chair
Michael Snow, Chair (through July 2010)
Jimmy Wales, Founder
Stu West, Vice-chair and Treasurer
Jan-Bart de Vreede, Vice-chair (through July 2010)
Samuel Klein, Executive Secretary
Kat Walsh, Executive Secretary (through July 2010)
Bishakha Datta
Arne Klempert
Matt Halprin
Phoebe Ayers
Angela Beesley
Ward Cunningham
Melissa Hagemann
Mimi Ito
Mitch Kapor
Neeru Khosla
Teemu Leinonen
Nhlanhla Mabaso
Rebecca MacKinnon
Wayne Mackintosh
Benjamin Mako Hill
Roger McNamee
Domas Mituzas
Trevor Neilson
Craig Newmark
Florence Devouard
Achal Prabhala
Clay Shirky
Michael Snow
Jing Wang
Ethan Zuckerman

Executive Director

Sue Gardner

Wikimedia chapters[edit]

During 2009–10, Wikimedia’s network of volunteer-driven international chapters grew from 26 to 30. Wikimedia’s chapters, which are independent from the Wikimedia Foundation, are made up of local members and directors, and they focus on region-specific work. Typically, that work includes building awareness of Wikimedia projects, handling media inquiries, staging public outreach events, and forming partnerships with local educational and cultural organizations.

(As of March 2011)

AR Wikimedia Argentina
AT Wikimedia Österreich (Austria)
AU Wikimedia Australia
CH Wikimedia CH (Switzerland)
CZ Wikimedia Česká republika (Czech Republic)
DE Wikimedia Deutschland (Germany)
DK Wikimedia Danmark (Denmark)
EE Wikimedia Eesti (Estonia)
ES Wikimedia España (Spain)
FI Wikimedia Suomi (Finland)
FR Wikimédia France
GB Wikimedia United Kingdom
HK 香港維基媒體協會 (Hong Kong)
HU Wikimédia Magyarország (Hungary)
ID Wikimedia Indonesia
IL ויקימדיה-ישראל , ويكيمديا اسرأييل (Israel)
IN Wikimedia India
IT Wikimedia Italia (Italy)
MK Wikimedia Macedonia
NL Wikimedia Nederland (Netherlands)
NO Wikimedia Norge (Norway)
PH Wikimedia Philippines
PL Wikimedia Polska (Poland)
PT Wikimedia Portugal
RU Викимедиа РУ (Wikimedia Russia)
RS Wikimedia Србије (Serbia)
SE Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden)
TW 中華民國維基媒體協會 (Taiwan)
UA Вікімедіа Україна (Ukraine)
US-NYC Wikimedia New York City

Chapters approved in FY 2009–10

UA Вікімедіа Україна (Ukraine)
PH Wikimedia Philippines
EE Wikimedia Eesti (Estonia)
IN Wikimedia India

Wikimania 2009, Buenos Aires[edit]

Our fifth annual Wikimania gathering was a bilingual conference held in both English and Spanish, with a simultaneous translation service for the main track. Over 550 Wikimedia volunteers and supporters from around the world gathered at the Centro Cultural General San Martín in Buenos Aires to celebrate the free knowledge movement, with a special emphasis on how to improve the representation and involvement of the global community of Spanish speakers in our projects.

These annual gatherings are part of the Foundation’s effort to strengthen the community and broaden the base of participation all over the planet. With the 2010 venue in Gdańsk, Poland, and the 2011 gathering in Haifa, Israel, our tradition of visiting new countries and regions is continuing.

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