Organizing team

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WikiXDC, at the National Archives on January 22, 2011.
A local Wikimedia chapter has recently been formed.

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Wikimania is being organized by a grassroots efforts based in the DC metropolitan area, and supported by Wikimedia District of Columbia, the local Wikimedia chapter. Wikimedia New York City, the only other official Wikimedia chapter in North America, is also supporting the organizing efforts.

This organizing team serves as the kernel of the endeavor, supplemented by the efforts of our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at our Volunteers page.

Lead organizers

Coordinator

  • James Hare, - English Wikipedia editor since 2004 and administrator since 2006. OTRS correspondent, 2009-2011. Presented at Wikimania 2007 in Taipei.
    • Email address: james.hare@wikidc.org
    • Skype: messedrocker
    • City/Timezone: UTC-5
    • Languages: en-N, fr-2

Deputy Coordinator

  • Nicholas Michael Bashour has been contributing to the English Wikipedia since 2007. As a member of the founding Board of Directors of The Wiki Society of Washington DC (which eventually became Wikimedia DC), Mr. Bashour has assisted in laying the basic foundations of the organization. His interests include Open Source policies in government, Wikinomics, international collaborations in arts and sciences, and access to free knowledge in developing regions. Outside of Wikimedia DC and Wikimania 2012, Mr. Bashour works as an IRTA Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn
    • Email address: nicholas.bashour@wikidc.org
    • Cellphone: +1 (313) 377-4589
    • Other contacts: NicholasBashour on G-Chat
    • City/Timezone: Eastern Time
    • Accessibilty: Anytime by email, 8am-10pm EST by cellphone (leave a voice message, otherwise)
    • Languages: en-N, ar-4, de-2
  • Deputy in case of unforeseen circumstance:

Sponsorships team

Coordinator for Sponsorships

  • Katie Filbert, - Wikimedia DC meetup organizer (since 2007) and WikiXDC organizer; Wikimania attendee (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011); Wikimania program committee (2009, 2011); Wikimania 2008 tour organizer (Cairo).
    • Email address: wikimania-sponsorship@ symbol.svgwikimedia.org
    • Phone: (+1) 202-599-0429
    • Languages: en-N, ar-2
  • Deputy in case of unforeseen circumstance:

Program team

Program Chair

Deputy Program Chair

  • OrsolyaVirág - Wikimania Haifa - Program Commitee member, Wikimania Gdansk - volunteer, (Wikimedia Hungary)
    • Email address: orsolyavirag@gmail.com
    • Phone: -
    • Cellphone:+36-70-205-4932
    • Skype: orsolyavirag
    • Other contacts: OrsolyaVirág on HuWiki
    • City/Timezone: Budapest, Hungary (CET)
    • Accessibilty: evenings
    • Languages: HU-n, EN-3
  • Deror Avi - Wikimania Haifa General Manager, and Program Commitee head, Wikimedia Israel
    • Email address: deror_avi @ wikimedia.org.il
    • Phone:
    • Cellphone:+972 - 50 - 5653236
    • Other contacts: deror_avi on HeWiki
    • City/Timezone: Tel Aviv (TLV)
    • Accessibilty:
    • Languages: HE-n, EN-n

Scholarships team

Scholarship Chair

  • Ragesoss, - Wikimania program committee (2009) and WMF staff for the Wikimedia Public Policy Initiative.
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Media relations

Coordinator for Media Relations

Technical and registration

Coordinator for Registration

  • Chad Horohoe, - MediaWiki core developer
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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Danny B.
    • Email address: danny@wikidc.org
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    • Languages: cs-N, en-3, sk-3, ru-1, fr-1
  • Deputy in case of unforeseen circumstance: