Web Science Lecture Series: Jimmy Wales

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    • Friday February 13, 2009
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: TSRB Ballroom
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  • Email: asb@cc.gatech.edu
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"Wikipedia, Wikia and the Future of Free Culture"

Jimmy Wales Founder, Wikimedia Foundation

Abstract:
Jimmy Wales will discuss his work in the free culture movement, both the history of Wikipedia and the future as he sees it.

Bio:
Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur known for his role in the creation of Wikipedia, a free open content encyclopedia launched in 2001. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, holding the board-appointed "community founder" seat. In 2004, he founded Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service.

More about Wales is on his Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales

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  • Created By: Louise Russo
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  • Created On: Feb 11, 2010 - 10:56am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:49pm