De Rencontres Wikimédia 2010.
Adrienne Alix, 31, has been president ofsince March 2009.
She is editor-in-chief and "community manager" for an e-commerce website, former PhD student in history of religion and a former high-school teacher.
She contributes mainly to Wikipedia, but also to Wikisource and Wikimedia Commons.
Besides all the aspect of "presidency", Adrienne is also particularly involved in relationships with museums, libraries, and archives.
Alexandre Moatti, 50, X-Mines, has spent his career in the public and private sectors. In 2003, member of the cabinet of the Minister of Research, he created and became publishing director of the portal science.gouv.fr, and also created the Digital Library of the History of Sciences bibnum.education.fr. In 2005-2006 he was Secretary General of the "European Digital Library". He has been, since 2007, managing director of the foundation for scientific culture C. Awesome. He also wrote several books on science or history of science (see his blog).
He is a lecturer at ESSEC and the EHESS, and president of the Society of Friends of the Library of École polytechnique (SABIX).
Alexandre Monnin is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, resident at the Institute for Research and Innovation (‘’ Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation’’) (IRI) of the Centre Pompidou as head of metadata project, and doctoral associate at the CNAM. He is particularly interested in tagging (project NiceTag), ontologies and the Semantic Web.
His thesis intends to illustrate the idea of a web’s philosophy, by highlighting the interplay of philosophical concepts at work within the Web architecture. This project is a concrete expression through the holding of the first international symposium devoted to web and Philosophy, organized by INRIA and Sorbonne in Paris 1, PhiloWeb 2010.
Alexandre Monnin also worked at the ‘‘École nationale des Chartes’’, and at the Conservative Urfist Paris-Ecole des Chartes. He also is a invited PhD student at INRIA and at LIRMM Montpellier. He currently teaches courses on the Semantic Web at University Paris-Est Marne-la-Valle Master 2.
Andrea Zanni stumbled upon Wikisource on December 2005 and fell desperately in love. After a bachelor in Mathematics, he studied Digital Libraries in Oslo, Tallinn and Parma, graduating with a thesis on collaborative digital libraries. His work with Wikimedia Italy has been mainly addressed towards schools and libraries, joining the GLAM movement in the last years. In 2010 he interviewed Umberto Eco for Wikinews, and became Secretary of the Board in the annual meeting in September.
Anne Fauconnier is project manager at the State Agency of the Digital Patrimony.
Previously office manager at the Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Repression of Frauds, Anne Falconer is currently project manager at the Agence du patrimoine immatériel de l'État (APIE), and more specifically in charge of coordinating work on the development of public information.
During the Rencontres Wikimédia, she will present the tools developed by APIE to encourage the reuse of public information with regard to socio-economic issues related to such reuse that are now a law in France.
Arnaud Beaufort is the Deputy Director General of French National Library.
Bastien Guerry is staff member of Wikimedia France.
He has been a free software activist since 2000 and co-founded OLPC France in 2008.
Beatriz Busaniche has earned a Mass Communication Degree from the National University of Rosario Argentina and is currently working on her Master Degree on Intellectual Property at FLACSO Argentina. She is a professor at National University of Buenos Aires in the field of Social Sciences, she works for Vía Libre Foundation and is a Founding Member of Wikimedia Argentina. She's been a contributor of Wikimedia projects since 2006 (username: MotherForker).
Ben White is Head of Intellectual Property at the British Library.
Benjamin Jean works for LINAGORA and the FniLL (French National Federation of Open Source Software Industry) as corporate lawyer and open source legal expert. He's also the Head of Open Source law Center.
He also works as a legal adviser (within law firms and companies) and is involved in several working teams about open source governance and/or open source licensing (FniLL, Syntec Informatique, etc.). He's writing a thesis on Open Source and teach IP in several Masters.
He coorganized the First European Opensource Lawyers Event and is working on the EOLE conferences cycle. He also co-founded, a few years ago, a French (community) project, named Veni Vidi Libri, which aims to inform the developers of non-free software/content about free/OS licenses and to help them using free licenses. Finally, he's president of the SARD (Society of acceptance and distribution of gifts)
Benoît Evellin is a student in cultural mediation, mainly interested in digital and interactive technologies. His core interests are cultural heritage and free culture. He is also a member of Wikimédia France and a Wikipedian, part of the "historical monuments" project where he dedicates lot of his time to welcoming and helping new users.
Project Manager Web and multimedia at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Coline Aunis is also responsible of the museum's website and the sites of temporary exhibitions, as well as the managmnent of social networks (twitter, facebook, dailymotion, myspace, flickr). Formerly cultural mediator adept of audiovisual, multimedia and editorial media, she is sensitive to issues of pedagogy, transmission and access to knowledge. Captivated by 2.0 aspects serving cultural communication, and innovation more generally, she represents the museum within the national network Clic (Innovation and Culture Club). These last two years she was actively involved in the ANR research project entitled PLUG: the establishment of an ubiquitous serious game using a mobile multimedia edutainment application, for which she worked on the process of interaction design, scripting and content creation.
Daniel Mietchen is a biophysicist. He is an active proponent of open science and of the integration of scientific workflows with online tools. In this framework, he is interested in collaborative platforms, and wikis in particular.
David Monniaux is a member of the Wikimedia France association. As such, he participated in talks with public organizations in France, in order to get them to propose content under a free license over the Internet. Most notably, some of his proposals were retained by the Ministry of Culture (see the official report Partager notre patrimoine culturel)
David Evan Harris
David Evan Harris is Executive Director of the Global Lives Project and Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future. David is a cross-disciplinary mediamaker, working at the intersection of art, activism and academic inquiry on the politically charged questions surrounding globalization and social justice.
His forthcoming book, Você Vai me Servir (”You Will Serve Me,” Annablume Publishers, São Paulo, 2011) is a comparative ethnographic study of relationships between domestic workers and their employers in Brazil and the US. David lived in Brazil from 2004-2007 as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, receiving a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of São Paulo. David received his B.A. in 2003 from UC Berkeley, where he created his own major in “political economy of development and environment.”
In college David took part in the International Honors Program, where he spent eight months traveling and studying in Tanzania, India, the Philippines, Mexico, and the UK. In 2000, he held an internship at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and has since then worked as a consultant to numerous non-profit and educational organizations in the US and Brazil.
In Brazil, David wrote and directed newscasts for CurrentTV. His writings and photographs have been published in print and online with the BBC, Adbusters, the Sarai Reader, Glimpse Magazine, Next American City, Focus on the Global South, Alternet and Grist. He has spoken publicly about his work to audiences at UC Berkeley, Stanford, United Nations University, New York University, UC Santa Cruz, Apple, Google, and numerous other conferences and public events. David’s written work has been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch and Chinese. He speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Spanish and intermediate French.
Diane Drubay is consultant is cultural communication and author of the Buzzeum blog.
Emilie Laffray (emilie.laffray AT gmail.com)
Emilie Laffray is currently working for u-blox as a Senior Software Engineer and Web service Architect. She is also an avid contributor to OpenStreetMap, mapping around her and helped importing the Corine Land Cover database for France. After getting excited in helping organize the State Of The Map 2010 (OpenStreetMap Annual conference), she decided it would be fun to be part of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. She is currently the treasurer of the foundation and the chair of the Technical Working Group.
Emmanuelle Bermès is a member of the W3C Library Linked Data group.
Corporate Programs Manager in the Communication Office of France Télécom and Orange, in charge of cultural and digital partnerships.
Erik Moeller is the Deputy Director of the Wikimedia Foundation since December 2007, and oversees Wikimedia's product strategy. Prior to joining the Wikimedia staff, Erik was a long-time volunteer in Wikimedia's projects, and he worked as a software engineer, project manager and writer.
Former Chair of Wikimedia Foundation (the non profit organization operating Wikipedia), founding member of Wikimedia France and currently on its board, Florence discovered Wikipedia and joined its community early 2002 under the pseudonyme "Anthere".
Florence holds an engineering degree in agronomy from ENSAIA. She also holds a DEA in genetics and biotechnologies from INPL and was later trained as a webmaster (2000). She started her career as a researcher in the public sector (CNRS), then moved to the private sector to design computer-based decision-making tools in sustainable agriculture. She is now an independant consultant on issues related to knowledge management, collaboration tools and online communities as well as a speaker on collaborative and social media topics.
Francis Duranthon is curator at the Museum of Toulouse.
François Bordes is director of the Archives of the city of Toulouse.
Gautier Poupeau is consultant, expert in web semantic technologies.
Gerard Meijssen is a Dutch Wikimedian who is particularly involved in supporting the many languages and cultures that are increasingly represented in Wikipedia. Gerard reached out to the Tropenmuseum of Amsterdam and this resulted in a cooperation that made old photos and pictures of museum objects available that were not only part of the Dutch cultural heritage but also of the Surinam and Indonesian cultural heritage.
Gilles Vercken is a lawyer, expert in copyright and free licenses.
Researcher in philosophy at C.N.R.S. My research interests are in social epistemology philosophy of cognition and Web studies.
I am the editor of the http://www.interdisciplines.org project, a portal for virtual conferences in social and cognitive sciences.
Grégoire Blanc is a French IT engineer, project manager and businessman, fond of new technologies. He graduated from the aeronautics engineering school SUPAERO, in Toulouse (France) with a Higher Educational Certificate in Business Engineering (DESIA) in 2002. He spent 3 years working as a consultant for Accenture on data mining and customer targeting missions. Then he joined a French Biotech company in Lyon to lead IT projects around data management. At the same time he developed with Camille Blardone the “T-ma-tic" API, an innovative engine based on Wikipedia aiming at adding new semantic concepts in usual search engines. In 2009, he founded “AudioGuidia” with Régis André, a series of audioguides also based on Wikipedia which reached top 50 in the french Appstore in summer 2010.
Ian Padgham is the Digital Engagement Associate at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). He created the museum's social media presence in January of 2009 on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Foursquare and is responsible for all of the museum's social media content. He is very interested in the role social media can play in cultivating new audiences and changing the cultural DNA of an arts organization.
Jean-Frédéric Berthelot is 23 and just finished his studies in computer science in Rennes. He works as a software engineer in a bioinformatics research group in Lille.
Wikimedian since 2005, he is especially active on Wikimedia Commons, involved in the historical monuments project. Member of Wikimédia France since July 2009, he worked on the technical part of the cooperation projects with the French National Library and the City Archives of Toulouse.
Liam Wyatt is a historian, free-culture evangelist and the first Wikipedian in Residence at the British Museum. As convener of the Australian and UK "GLAM-WIKI" conferences he works to build a relationship between the cultural sector and the open web that is sustainable, mutually beneficial and building on common principles.
During his five-week residency at the British Museum in June 2010, he used innovative methods to forge a new relationship between curators, their content and the crowd. He also ensured that the museum's expertise and notable artifacts were better reflected in Wikipedia.
The eminent success of the collaboration between the Museum and the Wikipedia community can be seen in greatly increased pageviews and clickthroughs to the Museum's site, improved quality of Wikipedia articles on Museum's objects, but goes far beyond these tangible factors. It indicates a turning point in the way the museum professional and the user communities will engage with each other from now on.
Mathias Schindler joined the Wikipedia projects in 2003. A year later, he was one of the founding members of Wikimedia Germany and served in the board of directors. After working for the German National Library, he became a project manager at Wikimedia Germany for cooperations with partners in the cultural sector. He managed a partnership with the German Federal Archives which resulted in the release of rougly 100.000 images under a free Creative Commons license, in exchange for improvements in the meta data and annotation. The partnership with the Federal Archives has served as one out of many approaches of fruitful collaboration between Wikimedia entities and the GLAM community.
Michael Dale is a long time advocate for open video on the web, free codecs, and open standards. For the past two years he has lead development of an open source collaborative video tool for Wikipedia in partnership with Kaltura. Collaborative video for Wikipedia has included collaborations with Mozilla Foundation's HTML5 efforts, Participatory Culture Foundation's Universal Subtitles, and P2P-Next's Peer to Peer video distribution system.
Michael has lead development on Kaltura's HTML5 library which includes tools for collaborative video editing. The library, which is in beta for Wikipedia, has been adopted by Adobe to support HTML5 in dreamweaver and by the Internet Archive. In 2006, he co-founded and developed metavid.org a semantic video wiki archive of US government proceedings at University of California at Santa Cruz.
Michel Briand is council member of the city of Brest, and an expert in local wikis.
Melanie Dulong, PhD in law, is a researcher at the Institut for Communication Sciences of CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris. She is also legal lead for Creative Commons France at CERSA. She works on open access to knowledge, especially scientific publications and data, as well as cultural heritage. Before getting tenure, she has been a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society of Harvard Law School and at Science Commons and a researcher at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam.
Nicolas is a board member of Wikimédia France.
Olivier Hugot is a member of the New York (2003) and Paris (2004) bars. He advises and represents French and foreign companies, especially innovative internet companies. He has also developed a particular expertise in the legal aspects of free culture. Olivier has presented his work at a number of conferences, particularly pertaining to free licenses (GNU/GPL, Creative Commons) as well at Wikimania 2008, the annual international conference of the Wikimedia Foundation. Olivier is also a member of the associations INTA and IAEL.
Olivier holds a degree in private law from the University of Paris II. He then trained for three years for an American law degree at Tulane Law School in New Orleans, focusing on intellectual property law, the law of new technologies and business law. He received a Juris Doctor cum laude in 2002.
Olivier began his career at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP in Washington, DC where he practiced American intellectual property law, particularly in the areas of copyright and trademark law. Upon his return to France he joined a business law firm where he advised both French and foreign clients.
Osmar Valdebenito was born in Santiago de Chile in 1987 and is a student of Industrial Engineering in the University of Chile. Currently, he works in the Library of the National Congress of Chile as a consultant for projects related to the Wikimedia Foundation. In 2009, he was in charge of designing and releasing Enciclopedia Chilena on Wikisource and this year he has developed a similar project with the hansards of the National Congress between its foundation in 1810 and 1845. He has also been working on the creation of a Chilean local chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation in the past months.
Pete Forsyth is the Public Outreach Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation.
Philippe Barbat is the Deputy Director of the Archives de France, service in charge of the archives in the French Ministry of Culture.
Régis André is a French engineer and entrepreneur. He graduated from the École Catholique d'Arts et Métiers (ECAM) in Lyon (France) in 2001 and followed a specific program relative to new business creation at EM Lyon (Lyon Management School). He worked eight years in the nuclear industry for AREVA as R&D engineer and then as project manager. He developed and patented several systems. One of these patents is relative to technologies which will be used for the next EPR reactors. In 2009, he founded the start-up 'AudioGuidia' with Grégoire Blanc. AudioGuidia develops audioguides based on Wikipedia which reached the top 50 in the AppStore charts.
Archivist and paleographer, Remi Mathis is curator of prints of the seventeenth century in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, after having led for several years a university library in the humanities. Involved in the dissemination of culture, he has been an administrator of the French Wikipedia since 2007 and a member of the board of Wikimédia France since 2009. He has negotiated the agreement with the BNF, and he wrote several articles on heritage, libraries and new technologies. He also writes on his blog : À la Toison d'or (In the Golden Fleece) (http://alatoisondor.wordpress.com).
Roei Amit is head of Multimedia Publishing at the French national Institute for Audio-visual (INA). He has a PhD in social science from the EHESS and teaches Production and Publishing for the New Medias at the Ina Sup’ University in Paris.
Samuel Bausson has been the webmaster of the Natural History Museum of Toulouse for 3 years.
Since 2007 he has been instrumental in putting the Museum on its social media rails, foreseeing the great opportunity of engaging online visitors, many of whom are not regular onsite visitors for a mid-size institution willing to significantly raise its profile.
After 3 years of trials and errors, he has thoughts to share on what it takes to migrate institutions to those platforms, to listen to and negociate an audible voice in the global conversation, to foster a vibrant online community.
Thomas Aillagon is head of the department of digital programs at the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Since 1993, Vincent Puig has been pioneering new technologies in the cultural domain at Centre Pompidou. Director of Industrial relations at Ircam, he designed new services for music software amateurs (Forum Ircam), online sound processing (Studio On Line) and Music interaction (Semantic HIFI). In 2002, he launched Resonances (International Convention on Technologies for Music) and Ircam Hypermedia Studio dedicated to design of "guided listening" tools (Web radio, Musique Lab). In April 2006, he became Deputy Director of Centre Pompidou Cultural Development Dpt. in charge of the newly founded Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI) dedicated to cultural technologies such as annotation tools, collaborative Web and social networks and multimodal interfaces. He is currently Deputy Director of IRI, which he co-founded with Bernard Stiegler, in its new independent form established by Centre Pompidou, CCCB, Microsoft, Goldsmiths College, Tokyo University, Institut Telecom and ENSCI. He is member of the Advisory Board of DISH (Digital Strategies for Heritage), of the National Gallery of Denmark, Louvre Lens, Cité des Sciences and Ruhr2010 Cultural Capital of Europe. He is President of the Culture & media community at Cap Digital Paris Cluster.
Xavier Crouan is head of information and digital innovation for the city of Rennes and Rennes Métropole.