User:Abbad (WMF)

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Abbad Diraneyya
Abbad Diraneyya
Knowledge Management Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I'm an active Wikipedia, open source enthusiast, Wikimedia affiliate leader, translator, writer and (hopefully) a future novelist. I made my first edits to Wikipedia sometime in 2006, back when I was in fifth grade, and became a regular contributor of the Arabic language version in 2009. I mainly work on extensively researched content: with a bit over sixty featured articles of my own work and about a 1,000 pages - although I was also an admin for a while. Since 2013, as a result of international travel, I became increasingly involved in offline Wikimedia activities (WLM, Education, etc.). I was the vice director of a regional conference in Amman in 2016, and, since 2017, became the Chief Coordinator of Wikimedia Levant. I'm lucky to have made it to four Wikimanias.

Outside the Movement, I have served as the Arabic Language Community Advocate for Khan Academy, Project Manager for Scientific Saudi and a Program Coordinator for the Jordan Open Source Association. I've also worked as a part-time writer for plenty of websites and magazines, including Al-Ghad Newspaper, Al-Kawn Magazine and the Arabic language versions of Popular Science and MIT Technology Review. I've also co-authored an Arabic version of the Observer's Handbook and wrote a freely licensed e-book called "حكاية ويكيبيديا" ('The Story of Wikipedia'). Currently, I'm pursuing a degree in English Language & Literature while struggling my way through German and French.

My work

I support the Core Strategy Team by conducting tasks such as minute taking, writing summaries, updating Meta pages and providing general assistance in the Information & Knowledge Management Team's operations. My work involves close interaction with the Strategy Working Groups, as I'll be regularly attending meetings, documenting and helping around.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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ar-N هذا المستخدم لغته الأم هي العربية.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf fortgeschrittenem Niveau.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
he-1 משתמש זה יודע עברית ברמה בסיסית.
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