Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2017/Organizers
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|Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 organizers.|
Lokal_Profil / André Costa is a Wikimedian and an employee of Wikimedia Sverige. He is a co-maintainer of the Monuments database and its API, as well as ErfgoedBot − key-parts of the tech infrastructure underpinning Wiki Loves Monuments. Do not hesitate to add him to tasks on Phabricator, or to leave him a message, for anything related to the database, ErfgoedBot or the inclusion of new data in these. André is also working on the migration of the WLM data to Wikidata, so get in touch if you have thoughts/an interest in this.
Erik Zachte is a Dutch Wikimedian since 2002. He works as Data Analyst for WMF since 2008, and is the original author of Wikistats. His contribution to Wiki Loves Monuments consist of generation and compilation of stats, some of which are nowadays generated by others. E.g. stats for WLM 2016. You can reach him at his talk page or mail to
Ilario is a wikipedian since 2006 and co-founder of Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italy. He celebrates birthday the day before Wikipedia. Graduated in humanities and in Computer Science, he is always trying to give a sense to the words "Digital Humanities". He lives in Switzerland where is part-time employeed for Wikimedia Switzerland and for the remaing time he continues his activity in ICT project management (trying to apply PMI's best practices) and in information security (ISO 27001 mainly). He joined the international team in order to follow the requests of grants. His contact email is
Jean-Fred is a Wikimedian from France. He fell into the cauldron of French monuments in 2009, kickstarting the related wiki-project on Wikimedia Commons. He spearheaded the inception of WLM in France in 2011 and helped organizing it ever since.
Since 2015, he is co-maintainer of the Monuments database and its API, ErfgoedBot, and the wikiloves statistics tool − key-parts of the tech infrastructure underpinning Wiki Loves Monuments. This year again, he will work on making sure they are working as expected during the contest, and on transitioning that infrastructure to use Wikidata. Do not hesitate to file bugs on Phabricator, or to leave him a message for anything related to these.
Lily has been involved with Wiki Loves Monuments since 2015 when she helped organize it in Iran for the first time. In 2016, Lily joined the international team where she assumes responsibility for building the team and providing coordination across team members and team projects. She also provides support to the team where resources are limited, for example, onboarding of new users for the international team's tool services as well as onboarding of new countries to Wiki Loves Monuments. If you need to reach out to Lily privately, please do so at
Lodewijk (Effeietsanders) is a Dutch Wikimedian since 2005 and has been involved with Wiki Loves Monuments since its first edition in 2010 in the Netherlands, as well as several other projects. He's always on the lookout for improvements to the competition, and how the success can be leveraged. If you like to bring a smile to his face, share your innovative approaches!
This year, Lodewijk will be focusing especially on helping national teams to prepare and participate. If you need any help, feel free to reach out! You can reach him through his user talkpage or email. If you have country specific questions, it's even better to leave a comment on Commons talk:Wiki Loves Monuments 2017/Participating countries. Feel free to ping Lodewijk too, though!
Mohammad's involvement with Wiki Loves Monuments started in 2015 when he was one of the founding members of WLM Iran. Since then he has been helping with the competition in Iran and most recently has been in charge of visuals and social media activities. He is now managing the Instagram account of the international team. He is very passionate about promoting WLM on social media both to increase awareness of the general public and also to encourage instagrammers to participate. He would love to hear your ideas on how to improve our social media engagements so please feel free to reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neville is a Maltese Wikimedian and founding member of Wikimedia Community Malta. He has organised Wiki Loves Monuments in Malta since 2016 and has recently joined the international team as the jury coordinator. If you need to reach out to Neville, please do so at
neville.borgwikimalta.org or on his user talkpage.
Paweł (Yarl) has been editing Wikimedia projects since 2005 when started contributing to Polish Wikipedia. Since 2012 admin on Wikimedia Commons. Active member of Wikimedia Polska; technical coordinator of the Wiki Loves Monuments (2013, 2014), Wiki Loves Earth (2015), Wikiwakacje (2016) competitions in Poland. He has built several tools for Wikimedia Commons, including VicuñaUploader and Pattypan. In 2016, he joined the international team to work on the front-end part of Montage.
Romaine has been a contributor to Wikimedia projects since 2003; over the years helping out as administrator of several wikis, GLAM volunteer for Wikimedia Nederland, founder of & GLAM volunteer for Wikimedia Belgium, publisher of the Wikimedia newsletter This Month in GLAM. He's often fixing template problems, active with bots, and is since 2010 involved with the organization of Wiki Loves Monuments. For this photo contest he mostly does on-wiki technical support with templates and the upload wizard, translations, and the CentralNotice banner. In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 he organized the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest in Belgium and Luxembourg.
In 2017, Romaine will be responsible for the campaigns and upload wizards, translations of those pages, navigational structure of the Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments pages, categories for the contest, and supporting the contest in general. Also monument lists and the import of monument data is of his interest. If you have any questions related to these subjects, feel free to ask!
You can reach him on his talk page, via email at
Romaine.wikigmail.com or on the IRC channel
#wikilovesmonuments on Freenode. If it concerns the campaigns and upload wizards it is preferable you use the talk page of the upload campaigns. The quickest response you will get by IRC, secondary via the talk page. Try to use e-mail as little as possible because of the too many e-mails send in the last days of August.
Stephen (Slaporte) has been involved in Wiki Loves Monuments since 2016, working on the Montage photo evaluation tool. In 2017, he's working on software initiatives for the international team. If you have questions or suggestions for Montage, please submit them on Github. You can also reach Stephen by email at
stephen.laportegmail.com. (Stephen is also a staff member of the Wikimedia Foundation, but is contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments as a volunteer!)
Friends of Wiki Loves Monuments
The work of Wiki Loves Monuments international team is supported and boosted every year thanks to the help of individuals who step up and volunteer to contribute to the mission of Wiki Loves Monuments international team. Read about these individuals below.
Karthik has been involved with the Wikimedia movement since 2010 and Wiki Loves Monuments since 2012, when he helped organize it in India for the first time and all further editions (2013 and 2016). Karthik will be helping out with social media campaigns, so in case you need any help there, you can reach out to him via mail at
karthikndrgmail.com or ping him over hangout.
For assistance/sharing/retweets-posts regarding any #WikiLovesMonuments activity over social media platforms, use the hashtag and tweet to @wikimonuments.
My story as a Wikimedian is a long one, but after a few years cheering WLM on from the sidelines, I finally stepped up and helped organize WLM Iran 2016. This quickly escalated to working with the international team to advance the state of the voting process, through development of an open-source voting web application called Montage (GitHub, Announcement). I'm excited about continuing development on the Montage backend, evangelizing WLM, and helping in any way I can!
Reach me on Twitter (@mhashemi), GitHub (@mahmoud), and at various local events in the Bay Area!
I've been an active Wikimedian for almost five years now. I support the corpus of Wikimedia projects as a steward and I'm working actively for Wikimedia Bangladesh chapter where I currently serve as a Secretary of its board. I introduced Wiki Loves Monuments in Bangladesh for the first time in 2016. I am reachable via email (nahidwikimedia.org.bd) or can be found in Freenode IRC, usually with the nick
Lord Voldemort. Please be bold and talk.
I've been an active Wikimedian for almost nine years now. I'm one of active sysop of Bengali Wikipedia and I'm working actively for Wikimedia Bangladesh chapter where I currently serve as a Board member. I'm involve as core team member with Wiki Loves Monuments in Bangladesh for the first time in 2016. I am reachable via email (nhasivewikimedia.org.bd).
I've been an active Wikimedian for almost six years now. I'm working actively for Wikimedia Bangladesh chapter, where I currently serve as a Board member. I'm involve as core team member of Wiki Loves Monuments in Bangladesh for the first time in 2016. I am reachable via email (moheenreeyadwikimedia.org.bd) or can be found in Freenode IRC, usually with the nick
MoheenReeyad, and keep talking!
- Edsonia Lopes
- Juliana Monteiro
She is a museologist and the GLAM coordinator at UG Wiki Educação Brasil. She has started to promote Wiki Loves Earth contest in Brazil since last year. To get in touch write to Juliana Monteiro.
- Rodrigo Padula
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- Tia Kangaspunta
- Newly appointed coordinator of Wikimedia Finland; in charge of WLM in Finland.
- Beka Baiashvili
- Giorgi Balakhadze
- Has been a contributor to Wikimedia projects since 2012; in 2016, introduced Wiki Loves Monuments in Georgia and has been organizing the project since then.
- Mehman Ibragimov
Usman Ibrahim Khalilulahi and Bright Ayisi are leading this year's WLM efforts for the Wikimedia Ghana User Group.
I have been involved Nepali Wikipedia and active on several other Wikimedia projects since 2010 and in Wiki Loves Monuments since 2013. Besides from online activities, I am also active in Wikimedia offline activities for Wikimedians of Nepal User group.
I am reachable via email (nrmldulalgmail.com) and on Twitter (@NirmalDulal)
User:Saqib introduced Wiki Loves Monuments in Pakistan in 2014 and has been organizing the competition in the country since then.
- ↑ also: his username @gmail.com