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Info The election ended 22 June 2013. No more votes will be accepted.

The results were announced on 24 June 2013.

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Leigh Ann Thelmadatter (Thelmadatter)

Thelmadatter (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
Imatge de Wikimania 2012
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Leigh Ann Thelmadatter
    • Edat: 48 (49 el juny)
    • Ubicació: Ciutat de Mèxic
    • Llengües: Anglès, castellà
Presentació I submit my candidacy for the Board of Trustees because my experience with Wikimedia has been a bit different from many and as such I can bring a different perspective. I began editing in 2007 not only to add information about topics that concern me (e.g. those related to Mexico) but also as a way to develop my Spanish language skills. Shortly after I began involving Wikipedia into my advanced English language classes as “authentic communication” even before there was a Wikipedia Education Program. While my focus has been on education, my experience also includes involvement in the various programs of Wikimedia such as GLAM and Wikimedia México. In fact, I have mixed aspects of GLAM and chapter work involving my campus in projects such as photography contests, cultural outreach, participation in chapter events and even photo donations from campus archives, things done at few, if any, other educational institutions. Educational institutions are extremely important to Wikimedia, and it is important to have someone on the board who is both a Wikipedian and an educational professional who understands both the needs of educational institutions and the needs and culture of the Wiki community.

Phoebe Ayers (phoebe)

phoebe (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
In the WMF offices, June 2010, credit Sage Ross
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Phoebe Ayers
    • Edat: 32
    • Ubicació: Davis, California, USA
    • Llengües: English-N, Spanish-1
Presentació During the past ten years, I have edited, taught, spoken on and written about Wikipedia. I've helped run Wikimania for many years and have been involved with the research, education and GLAM communities. I have also reported for the Signpost, planned local events, and worked on strategy. I served on the Board of Trustees from 2010-12. During the day, I am a science and engineering librarian at the University of California, Davis.

The next Board will have much to do. The Board must hire and guide the next executive director; develop both annual and long-term strategic plans; decide whether to pursue an endowment; and evaluate the FDC. The Board must also assess the WMF's overall direction, and, with the community and staff, decide whether WMF activities are effective in keeping the projects and their communities healthy and growing. I believe the Board's most important role is ensuring the long-term future of Wikimedia's projects and mission. We can achieve this through forward-looking financial and technical planning, and with open internal processes that aid in developing community leadership.

I can help keep the Board on track. I'm familiar with how the Board, WMF, and community work, and can organize and lead discussions, build consensus, and communicate decisions. I can help manage the limited time of the Board effectively, and if elected, will do so to get the Board to tackle the hardest issues well.

Francis Kaswahili Kaguna (Francis Kaswahili)

Francis Kaswahili (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
Francis Kaswahili Kaguna
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Francis Kaswahili Kaguna
    • Edat: 52
    • Ubicació: Dar es Salaam
    • Llengües: English-N, Swahili-N and Sukuma-N
  • Editorials:
    • Wikimedista des de: 10:36, 11 Agosti 2012
    • Wikis on és actiu: meta.wikimedia,

Manawa|TalkEducation First

Presentació Em dic Francis Kaswahili Kaguna, parle anglés, swahili i sukuma. Sóc de Tanzània i presente la meua candidatura al Consell d'Administració de la Fundació Wikimedia. Sóc optimista respecte al fet que el lligam entre el món i Àfrica necessita una persona particular i aquesta persona és Francis Kaswahili Kaguna. Estic convençut que la contribució africana és molt important a la Comunitat Wikimedia. Vos promet que si m'elegiu els meus objectius seran els següents:
  • Ja que el Consell d'Administració és la instància d'autoritat més elevada de la Fundació Wikimedia la meua presència al Consell es dirigirà cap a principis, rapidesa i estàndard.
  • Encoratjaré el jovent, sobretot els que han acabat l'ICT a guiar els altres per tal que entenguen la importància de la tecnologia informàtica i la informació respecte a Wikimedia i els seus projectes esdevenint contribuïdors de la Viquipèdia.
  • Establiré lligams amb diversos experts per a fomentar una relació de qualitat entre els continents en la seua participació a tots els projectes WIkimedia, com ara la Viquipèdia i els altres 11 projectes germans.
  • Encoratjaré tots els contribuidos de la comunitat WIkimedia a organitzar Concerts per mor que la gent es puga trobar junta per a idear com assolir una comunitat Wikimedia sostenible

Jeromy-Yu Chan (Yuyu)

Yuyu (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
In Hong Kong (2013), Photo Credit: Tango Chan
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Jeromy-Yu Chan
    • Edat: 26
    • Ubicació: Hong Kong
    • Llengües: Cantonese-N, Chinese (Mandarin)-N, English-N, German-2, French-1
Presentació El missatge que va amb la meua candidatura és senzill: la Fundació Wikimedia ha de romandre oberta, humana i humanista.

I have been volunteering for Wikimedia for years, as a normal editor, a head of a local chapter, in ChapCom & ComCom, and as conference organizer of Wikimania 2013. I work as an editor of a local media company in Hong Kong.

WMF must remain open, rather than a "centralized traditional charity". We should empower the local affiliates to professionalize and stabilize their structures as needed, and nurture diversity.

WMF shall also improve communication with different parties, where my background as a Journalism student may help. Sometimes just a few more words, and a few more people listening, can change a lot.

I would also like to continue my work on Wikimedia's development in Asia. I believe my presence on the board will empower me to speak for them.

I hope I can be a helpful bridge between different parties within the movement, whether or not I'm elected. I look forward to hearing from you about how WMF should be, as I'm actually better in listening than talking. I believe honest sharing itself is crucial to the future of the board and WMF.

Samuel Klein (Sj)

Sj (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
Samuel Klein.   Crèdits: Joi Ito
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Samuel Klein
    • Edat: 35
    • Ubicació: Cambridge, Massachusetts, EUA
    • Llengües: anglès, alemany-2, espanyol-2, francès-2, hebreu-1, xinès (mandarí)-1
Presentació El nostre moviment està en un punt d'inflexió, tècnicament i socialment. Aquest és un bon moment per experimentar i planificar conjuntament el futur. Podem aprendre els uns dels altres i créixer més.

He tingut el plaer de formar part del Consell, i vull veure la Fundació treballant més eficaçment en suport als nostres projectes. Això hauria d'incloure:

  • proporcionar estabilitat, reduint la tensió i les sorpreses
  • ajudar a les comunitats a provar les seves pròpies idees
  • donar suport a nous projectes (wikidata!) i noves tecnologies
  • invertir en capacitat local, a través dels diferents projectes lingüístics i capítols

El Consell hauria d'ajudar-hi. També escollirem i recolzarem el proper director executiu, i elaborarem un full de ruta que inclogui les estratègies de les diverses comunitats.

Quant a mi

Vaig néixer als EUA i he viscut a Alemanya i Kenya. Em vaig enamorar de la Viquipèdia i els seus projectes germans fa 10 anys. Des de llavors, he col·laborat com a editor, traductor, columnista i steward. Vaig dirigir Wikimania 2006 i vaig planificar el Kiswahili WP Challenge (repte WP suahili). He estat membre del Consell des de 2009, treballant en transparència i estratègia, i del Comitè de Capítols i del Comitè d'Auditoria.

Fora del wiki, presideixo el comitè tècnic de la Biblioteca Pública Digital d'Amèrica. Vaig ser Director de Continguts de One Laptop per Child, on vam enviar WP i WikiJunior a 2 milions de nens en països en vies de desenvolupament. Abans d'això, vaig estudiar física a Harvard i vaig treballar en programari i educació.

Michel Aaij (Drmies)

Drmies (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
In my brand-new T-shirt
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Michel Aaij
    • Edat: 44
    • Ubicació: Montgomery, Alabama
    • Llengües: English, Dutch, French, German
  • Editorials:
    • Wikimedista des de: August 2007
    • Wikis on és actiu: mostly en.wikipedia (over 130,000 edits), also Dutch, German, and Commons
Presentació I am not much of a bureaucrat or a politician; I'm an editor, and an admin on the English wiki. A Dutch native, I got a Ph.D. in the US and am now a tenured professor of Medieval literature, where I list my Wikipedia work as "research". The 2011 Higher Education Summit and Wikimania 2012 solidified my desire to become active in the organization. I am especially interested in promoting the use of Wikipedia in academia.

Some bullets:

  • I've been involved with the Education Working Group, and I would continue the Foundation's support for the education project and the folks that make it work, possibly with an education or academic chapter.
  • The WMF should strengthen relationships between the various wikis; for instance, the English wiki and Commons are frequently, needlessly at odds.
  • Editor retention is a huge problem on the English wiki and others, despite WikiLove and new notification systems. It is possible that this can only be addressed within the specific wiki, but the Foundation has shown interest in it and I would like to be involved with that effort.
  • The WMF exists to keep the servers running and to enable article writers to write better articles: the rest is secondary.

Tom Morton (ErrantX)

ErrantX (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
Me, 2011
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Tom Morton
    • Edat: 26
    • Ubicació: England
    • Llengües: English-N
  • Editorials:
    • Wikimedista des de: 29 April 2006
    • Wikis on és actiu: en.wikipedia
Presentació Hello Wikimedia. I'm putting in a candidacy so you have diversity of choice, and because I can bring unique insight. Me as a Wikimedian? I'm a sysop on English Wikipedia (occasional contributor to Commons/Wikibooks/Wikinews) and write articles about the Second World War. I'm also heavily involved with the Wikimedia UK chapter. In real life I am a freelance software engineer and author/writer.

I hope to bring a deeply technical perspective to the board, and an understanding of software engineering, architecture and management. The Foundation has worked to build links between the technical staff and the community, with some high profile success and failures. I hope to advise, both as a technologist and Wikipedian, how best to create a strong working environment.

Broadly, the Foundation and Community need to build stronger ties, and I would foster that relationship - helping the WMF to incorporate broad community views into their strategic thinking; for example the editor retention program is excellent but needs deeper collaboration with the community to foster new editors.

Disclosure: I am a paid contractor for the Wikimedia UK, a mild conflict that I am confident of managing.

María Sefidari (Raystorm)

Raystorm (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
At WikiConference'13.
Credit: Niccolò Caranti.
  • Personals:
    • Nom: María Sefidari
    • Edat: 30
    • Ubicació: Spain
    • Llengües: Español-N, English-4, Français-3
Presentació Hi, I’m a Psychology lic. I’m interested in this position because I'm a long-time volunteer, who started out on en.wp and am now most active on Wikinoticias, Meta and Spanish Wikipedia where I founded the LGBT Wikiproject. I’m a founding member of Wikimedia España, and was its first Vice-President. I also have experience with inter-chapter cooperation and helping new groups through the Iberocoop network. For more than a year I‘ve been serving on the Affiliations Committee, and am a member of the Individual Engagement Grants committee since its creation. I enjoy working towards empowering volunteers through official recognition and/or grants.

Throughout my wiki volunteerism, I’ve been amazed with the people I’ve met. This has deepened my commitment to the Wikimedia movement. We may disagree on the path, but we all share the same powerful commitment to the outcome. As a Board member, my focus would include supporting our vision through the development of strategic plans, ensuring that diversity is at the heart of WMF's efforts to increase editorship, and encouraging communication and exchange by making the Board more approachable and visible.

Kat Walsh (Mindspillage)

Mindspillage (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
In the WMF office, November 2010
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Kat Walsh
    • Edat: 30
    • Ubicació: Mountain View, CA
    • Llengües: English, basic Spanish
  • Editorials:
    • Wikimedista des de: June 2004
    • Wikis on és actiu: en.wikipedia
Presentació The issue most important to me, professionally and personally, is also most important to Wikimedia: access to knowledge, for everyone, uncensored, as creators and as consumers.

I'm a lawyer, currently at Creative Commons; I went to law school because of Wikipedia, and have studied and worked in a wide range of the legal issues that affect us. I'm active in the free culture movement, building connections between organizations, helping each other achieve shared goals.

I've been a Wikimedian for 9 years, on the board since 2006, and currently its chair, helping Wikimedia maintain its principles and fulfill its mission throughout a period of growth. But this isn't a role I intend to hold forever. The main reason I am seeking another term is to guide the transition to a new executive director. This is one of the most important tasks of a board; when that goes well, the rest of the job can be about providing direction, oversight, and strategy in a careful, thoughtful way.

Hiring Sue and then working with her was an invaluable experience and a key time for WMF; I hope to spend the first year with her successor, making sure we are aligned on the values and practices that cannot compromise, and figuring out new directions.

I plan to continue using my experience, professional skills, and commitment to the principles of our movement to guide us through a period of change while keeping the values and integrity that define our work.


Liam Wyatt (Wittylama)

Wittylama (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
En una viquitrobada a Bangalore, 211
  • Personals:
    • Nom: Liam Wyatt
    • Edat: 28
    • Ubicació: Canberra, Austràlia
    • Llengües: anglès-N, francès-3, suec-1
  • Editorials:
    • Wikimedista des de: octubre 2005
    • Wikis on és actiu: Principalment en.wp però també Commons, Meta, Outreach, etc.
Presentació En els propers dos anys ens enfrontem a grans canvis de lideratge, tecnologia, difusió de recursos i d'estratègia. Penso que per a que el nostre moviment prosperi la WMF ha de donar suport activament a la capacitat de desenvolupament de les comunitats locals. Hem de centrar-nos en possibilitar que la mateixa comunitat pugui defensar amb èxit la nostra missió.

He estat involucrat en diversos aspectes de la comunitat. Estic molt orgullós de ser el fundador del projecte GLAM i de ser el primer viquipedista resident del món - al Museu Britànic. He fet conferències de divulgació a Europa, Àsia i Amèrica del Nord, i he fet sovint presentacions a organitzacions culturals i mitjans de comunicació. També he estat assignat per la Fundació com responsable d'acords culturals, vicepresident de Wikimedia Austràlia i copresentador del podcast Wikipedia Weekly. La meva participació administrativa inclou equips de treball com Subvencions de Compromís Individual, Wikimania i OTRS.

Professionalment, coordino les iniciatives digitals a la Biblioteca Nacional d'Austràlia i he treballat per Creative Commons i Europeana. El meu treball acadèmic sobre la historiografia de la Viquipèdia va rebre un premi i estic acabant un màster de l'OMPI sobre la llei de propietat intel·lectual.

John Vandenberg (John Vandenberg)

John Vandenberg (talk meta edits global user summary CA)

Resum de dades
John with his wife Siska Doviana at Creative Commons Asia-Pacific Conference 2012.
  • Personals:
    • Nom: John Vandenberg
    • Edat: 37
    • Ubicació: Armidale & Jakarta
    • Llengües: Anglés
Presentació I stand for these Board of Trustees community seats because Values I hold dear, and our Vision and Mission are for me a daily call to action.

I work at the University of New England, in Armidale Australia, as a Research Data Analyst.

He fet més de 100.000 contribucions. Tot i que edite sobretot als projectes de llengua anglesa, tinc més de 100 edicions que no concerneixen l'antivandalisme en 17 projectes, com ara les Viquipèdies espanyola, russa, alemanya, francesa i indonèsia, a Wikisource, i també he fet contribucions als projectes de Wiktionary i a la Wikiversity anglesa i alhora en grau menor al Wikillibres anglés.

I have been the president of the Australian chapter, however I moved aside earlier this year to allow my colleague Craig Franklin to carry that torch. I have presented at, and organised, GLAM conferences, Wikimedia in Higher Education conferences in Australia and Indonesia, Open Knowledge conferences and workshops across Australia and Indonesia.

I will work with the Board of Trustees to:

  • increase transparency of how funds are being spent, including breakdowns of expenditure on English Wikipedia vs other Wikipedia, and the sister projects,
  • initiate a community process to evaluate creating a separate non-profit that will be responsible for ongoing development of the MediaWiki software, and
  • allow community members to table items at the Board of Trustees meetings.