Elezioni della Wikimedia Foundation/2022/Candidati/Michał Buczyński

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Michał Buczyński (Aegis Maelstrom)

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Dettagli sui candidati
At the Wikimedia Polska General Assembly, 2019
  • Informazioni personali:
    • Nome: Michał Buczyński
    • Ubicazione: Warsaw, Poland
    • Lingue: Polish-N, English-4, German-1
  • Contributi sui progetti:
Dichiarazione introduttiva / Riepilogo della candidatura.
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Economista e finanziere, attivista di Wikimedia, dal 2004 editore e sostenitore delle comunità auto-organizzate che costruiscono organizzazioni distribuite.

Internet continua a cambiare e sono necessari maggiori investimenti in prodotti e ricerca. L'attuazione della Strategia 2030 richiede maggiori risorse per i volontari, gli affiliati e i centri di competenza decentrati. Poiché il WMF continua a crescere in termini di budget, personale e complessità, abbiamo bisogno di un Consiglio forte che fornisca la visione, la guida e la supervisione, e credo che io sarei un'aggiunta preziosa.

Combino un'esperienza finanziaria e quantistica e una lunga storia di lavoro con gli editori e la crescita di un'affiliata per servire meglio i volontari e il pubblico. Condividerò il punto di vista delle comunità di medie dimensioni e di media ricchezza, lavorando sodo ed essendo piena di risorse, audace e creativa per portare cose nuove e meravigliose. Tuttavia, il mio passato in FDC e in azienda mi aiuta a capire la Fondazione con oltre 500 dipendenti, e conosco bene anche le sfide del volontariato.

Contributi nei progetti Wikimedia, appartenenza a organizzazioni Wikimedia o affiliate, attività come organizzatrice/organizzatore del movimento Wikimedia, o partecipazione a un'organizzazione collegata al movimento Wikimedia.
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Author, admin, former arbiter. 2012-2018 vice-president, 2018-2022 president, presently vice-president secretary of Wikimedia Polska: a grassroot chapter with involved editing communities, delivering beautiful and novel initiatives to the Movement (from microgrants through Wikiexpeditions to volunteer support) under a limited budget and mostly own funding. Increasing FTEs from 1 to 8 and recruiting.

Happy member of the diverse CEE++ family and common initiatives 2, currently in the interim steering committee to build Wikimedia CEE Hub.

Long-time volunteer to the WMF: GAC, community representative to the FDC (two rounds), strategy working group, currently a community representative in the Movement Charter Drafting Committee.

Esperienza nella aree di abilità identificate come necessarie dal Board.
  • Strategia organizzativa e gestionale
  • Tecnologia di piattaforme aziendali e/o sviluppo di prodotti
  • Policy pubbliche e questioni legali
  • Scienza dei dati sociali, analisi dei big data e apprendimento automatico

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I believe my professional and wikibackground allows me to strongly contribute:

  • Quant Economist+MBA, "full-stack" quantitative and qualitative background, over 15 years in banking compliance and risk should prepare me for the strategy and management. Also 10 years on the affiliate board and committees gave me experience in programmatic and strategic planning, resource allocation and capacity building, and an additional perspective on governance, fiduciary duties and landscape of Wikimedia entities.
  • Experience in datawarehouses stewardship and analysis should help me understand platforms. My profession merges finance, law, quant and IT, so I should understand complexities and fragile issues.
  • Also second studies in psychology + audit/supervision including quant/formal solutions and governance should make me a meaningful partner to discussions on AI/ML solutions.
  • Experience in wikiadvocacy and in an EU legislation process as a tech expert should also help.
  • I can also contribute in internal control, audit, communities/affiliates/hubs or possibly finance.
Esperienze vissute nel mondo. Siamo particolarmente interessati a leggere le esperienze vissute nelle regioni dell'Africa, dell'Asia meridionale, dell'Asia orientale e sudorientale e del Pacifico e dell'America Latina e dei Caraibi. Crediamo che avere esperienza in queste regioni possa contribuire all'incremento della capacità del Board di raggiungere l'obiettivo della strategia del movimento di una partecipazione più equa, sebbene riconosciamo che anche altre esperienze possano fornire contributi importanti.
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I was born in the Polish People's Republic, the second most-populous communist and Eastern Bloc country in Europe, and afterwards experiencing a transitional economy for ~15 years after market reforms. Because of this fact, admittedly I did not have many opportunities to having lived experiences in the regions of Africa, South Asia, East and South East Asia & Pacific, and Latin America & Caribbean. Poland, and the CEE in general, is a part of the world where people have such experiences very rarely: for many years passports, visas and money were difficult to obtain, and then more many years most people were trying to earn for living and slowly catching up the western world. Thus, for my region experience in "Africa, South Asia, East and South East Asia & Pacific, and Latin America & Caribbean" has been reserved for the privileged few. Very few.

Common people in the former Eastern Bloc usually could only dream of visiting South America or Caribbeans. They rather experienced an economic hardship of the 80's (when a good salary meant 28 USD a month) and 90's. Then millions migrated to the Western countries seeking for a job (and millions still migrate, especially from the countries east of Poland). Fortunately, finally Poland experienced an economic growth allowing me to do my work in Warsaw, nevertheless the wealth gap is still visible and a substantial number of my classmates lives in the UK, Western EU or USA/Canada.

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Conoscenza culturale di altre regioni e conoscenza fluente di lingue aggiuntive rispetto alla propria regione di origine e alla propria lingua madre. La consapevolezza interculturale aiuta a costruire ponti all'interno della nostra comunità multiculturale.
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Because of reasons explained above, I can understand some shared issues: emigration and fractured communities, limited access to technology and institutional help, larger economic disparities. Also every economist should understand the world so I educate myself (and take my opportunity to travel, especially exploring the large cities. Then I can see how different particular cultures and continents are, and how much more there is to understand. Having said that, I am no expert in e.g. Southern Asia, even when my boss is Indian and lives in Chennai. The FDC, where I enjoyed work with colleagues from 5 continents, taught me I am here to read and listen. We have a lot to learn from each other and I am hoping the communities and individuals will always have many ways to speak up, highlight important issues and explain particular complexities.

The second thing I bring to the table is solidarity. CEE cooperation is found on cooperation and helping each other, where the more capable are trying to help smaller communities. My region has a long tradition of shared experience, common projects, and support from e.g. my chapter to the individuals in the region. To be able to help better and a larger number of people, we are working on the CEE Hub - as everyone deserves a good support.

Esperienza come difensore della creazione di spazi sicuri e collaborativi per tutti e/o esperienza in situazioni o contesti di censura, repressione o altri tipi di attacchi ai diritti umani.
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Providing a safe and collaborative space is literally vital for us all.

Firstly, serving on a Wikimedia affiliate Board means both moral and legal responsibilities: for the volunteers, staff, organisation, legal and reputational needs, and many more. On top of that, Wikimedians are passionate: about their work, their values, and their relations - and the dark side of this passion are tensions, burn-outs, even wrong behaviour. Helping the communities to find better ways and standards is a highly demanding task. So it is maintaining and building Wikimedia as a welcoming space: from editing projects, through the meetings to the employee issues - this work will never end.

These challenge became even more difficult in times of political instability, shrinking democracies and even physical threat in my region, and I am happy that the WMF is trying to tackle these issues.

Unfortunately, my duties mean I should not give any specific detail but I am hoping I have helped to solve much more issues than I have helped to create.

Esperienza in relazione a (o in quanto membro di, nella misura in cui scegli di renderlo pubblico) un gruppo che ha subito discriminazioni storiche e sottorappresentanza nelle strutture di potere (inclusi, ma non solo, casta, razza, etnia, colore, provenienza nazionale, nazionalità, identità di genere, espressione di genere, orientamento sessuale, età, religione, lingua, cultura, istruzione, abilità, reddito e ambiente).
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Poland is a very monoethnic (which is changing) and racially non-diverse country, nevertheless my chapter and me personally are aiming to create the best-possible experience for the underrepresented groups within our means.

Obvious and visible across many languages and demographies is the gender gap, both as we think of the editors, as well as topics presented by Wikimedia. Hence e.g. dedicated actions we run each year (formerly), as well as endorsement (and my personal participation) in e.g. WikiGap. Certainly from the organisational perspective I could not allow any discrimination; I have personally hired more women than men, and WMPL is aiming to provide proper working conditions. Also we are trying our best that the socioeconomic, health and similar factors are taken care properly and the money, disability etc. do not eliminate our community members from participation in our actions or scholarships.

Particular gaps and initiatives are countless, however the important issue from my perspective is the general fact that editing proves to be unwelcoming to the vast majority of people reading, or even trying to edit Wikipedia. Safe culture of friendliness and respect is my dream; and even if it is very difficult to achieve, my chapter is trying and building new solutions oriented at volunteers - who are our treasure.

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2022 Board of Trustees Analysis Committee Rating

This table shows the candidate rating provided by the 2022 Board of Trustees Analysis Committee
Candidate Name Wikimedia Background Sought Skills Sought Regional Experience Human Rights & Underrepresentation Overall rating from the average score of the four categories Overall rating from the average score of the nine criteria
Michał Buczyński Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Gold