Jimmy Wales, the Wiki Pioneer and Founder of Wikipedia, the 5th most visited Web site worldwide, will be one of the guest speakers at the 2013 edition of ICT Spring Europe taking place on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg.
Jimmy Donal Wales is a US Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and technology visionary. He is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He is co- founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004.
The origins of Wikipedia began in March 2000, when Mr Wales started Nupedia, “the free encyclopedia”, which was characterized by an extensive peer-review process designed to make its articles of a quality comparable to that of professional encyclopedias. With the addition of wikis (a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content), the project was called “Wikipedia”. Mr Wales laid down the founding principles and content, establishing an Internet-based community of contributors during that year.
In 2003, Mr Wales founded the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia.
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￼￼￼￼￼”Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing …” Jimmy Wales, 2004
The Outsourcing Journal and the Outsouricng Verband (German Outsourcing Association) are official media partner of ICT Spring and recommend thsi event.
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