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From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

Nicholas Michael Bashour (User:AutoGyro) 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. In his current role, he hopes to expand the membership of the organization by organizing outreach events with various groups and organizations in the region. 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, Mr. Bashour works as an IRTA Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit with a dual-degree in Journalism and Biology. He can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn