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IntroductionEdit

 
Wikimedia CH General Assembly 2012
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18th April 2004 ARD (German TV)-Ratgeber Technik (Video)
Real Name: Manuel Schneider
Location: tri-border area south-west Germany (CH: 20 min, FR: 20 min, AT/LI: 2 h)
  • 1981: birth
  • 1988 - 1992: primary school
  • 1992 - 2000: Gymnasium
  • 1999: registration of my first business (computer services, to earn some pocket money)
  • 2000 - 2003: apprenticeship - qualified IT specialist for systems integration
  • 2003 - 2005: IT operator in the process water industry (vapor-compression evaporation)
  • 2004 - 2007: studies in Switzerland - Dipl.-Ing. FH (Engineer / BSc) in applied Computer Science
  • 2008 - 2012: IT engineer in the heat exchanger industry
    • 2008 - 2009: Germany
    • 2009 - 2012: Europe
  • since 2013: masterssystems Serverhosting & -Management - self-employed

WikimediaEdit

Babel user information
gsw-N Däm Benutzer syyni Muettersproch isch Alemannisch.
de-N Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
sv-1 Den här användaren har grundläggande kunskaper i svenska.
Users by language

als.wp / gsw.wpEdit

I am an alemannic native speaker

WikimaniaEdit

Wikimedia DeutschlandEdit

  • since 2004: member
  • 2005 - 2007: hoster and sponsor of wikipedia.de (following the Tron controversy and takedown by original hoster)
  • since 2008: registrar of toolserver.org (paid)
  • 2012: received support from the Community Project Budget to set up WikiTV
  • 2013: nominated for the Zedler Award, Category II: Community Project of the Year - as part of the WikiCon 2012 team

Wikimedia CHEdit

  • founding member
  • 2006 - 2011: observer of the board and representative of Wikimedia CH at Wikimania, Wikimedia Conference etc. (but never been a board member)
  • long-term host and sponsor of all technical infrastructure
  • since 2009: ICANN At-Large contact on behalf of Wikimedia CH
  • since 2012: service provider (paid)
  • since 2013: Chief Information Officer (on freelance basis) [1]

Wikimedia ÖsterreichEdit

  • observer and supporter of the foundation process
  • long-term host and sponsor of all technical infrastructure
  • 2010 - 2012: board member (advisor)
  • since 2012: ICANN At-Large contact on behalf of Wikimedia Österreich
  • since 2012: service provider (paid)
  • since 2012: WCA Council member on behalf of Wikimedia Österreich

Further SponsorshipsEdit

  • 2007 - 2012 host and sponsor of wikimedia.org.il and all attached sites
  • since 2007: host and sponsor of distribution server and download rotation for Wikipedia DVDs
  • 2008 - 2012: project lead of openZIM (Wikipedia Offline project)
  • since 2010: host and sponsor of wikimedia.or.ke
  • 2011 - 2013: host and sponsor of wikimedia.in and all attached sites
  • since 2011: host and sponsor of kansai.wikimedia.jp
  • since 2012: host and sponsor of wikimedia.sk

outside WikimediaEdit

 
on air at Freies Radio Wiesental - with studio guest Wolfgang Miessmer
  • free and open source software activist
    • 2001: founding member of local Linux Usergroup
    • 2005: organiser of IT/Linux Days with Jon 'maddog' Hall in the frame of a regional consumer fair
  • producer at a free, non-commercial radio station in Germany Podcast
    • 2005 - 2008: board member of the radio station
  • since 2009: board member at EURALO (ICANN European Regional At-Large Organisation)