Wikipedia

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Catalan Wikipedia was awarded the National Culture Prize in 2014. I went up stage to pick the price and give the talk. This is me with Catalan Honorable President, Artur Mas. Photo: Amador Álvarez, CCBYSA

Wikipedia (and, more precisely, Catalan Wikipedia, a.k.a. Viquipèdia) is one of my hobbies and, even, one of my live passions. I started collaborating regularly in 2010 and since then I have made over 45,000 edits there. For me, helping to build such a great knowledge base is a great opportunity to make sure everyone has access to the human wisdom and, moreover, in their own Catalan language.

What’s more, since 2013 I have been in the lead position of Amical Wikimedia, the organization which promotes and stands behind Catalan Wikipedia. I have been interviewed multiple times in radio, TV and newspapers, and I have participated in many events like edit-a-thons or international conferences about Wikipedia.

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I was interviewed in Catalunya Ràdio by Mònica Terribas in peak hour.

The participation in such a project has certainly shaped me as a person. It has teached me skills like working in a team, searching a consensus, debating in profoundness and, thanks to my role in Amical Wikimedia, public speaking, amongst many others. Furthermore, I have met amazing and smart people that I couldn’t otherwise have met anywhere.

Long life, Viquipèdia!