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Please see my English language Wikipedia user page at geraldshields11 for more information about me and to leave a message on my talk page to contact me.

Gerald Shields

Gerald Shields, inspired by Minerva, seeks to improve Wikimania 2014 and to improve culture.

Dear Programme Committee: I am submitting my statement of interest to be a member of the Programme Committee. Please see my user page and my user info box for details about me.

I already volunteered my time and skills for Wikimania 2014 but I have not heard anything back yet.

I am a member of several Wiki Projects, such as The Wikipedia Library, Women's History, Taxation, and Open Knowledge Foundation. I created the article the Smithsonian Gardens. I am an employee of the US Department of the Treasury. I am not afraid of using my real name to give credence to my edits and I stand behind my edits.

I was interviewed by the New York Times for my work with Wikipedia on feminism and North Korea.

Currently, I am the Wikimedia DC event promotion coordinator and have taken an active part in numerous Wiki events. Some of my Wiki-inspired photographs have been used in US National Archives promotion material, London events, Wikimedia DC promotions on Twitter, Smithsonian Institute promotion material Secretary Presents E-book on Future of Museums near the end of the video, and events where “the Board wears nice clothing.”

If you need more information and a formal CV, please feel free to contact me at my user talk page on the English language Wikipedia.

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 14:01, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Review of the 2014 Wikimania Programme

I am a member of the 2014 Wikimania Programme committee. If I ask a question on the submission talk page, please answer on the submission's talk page and leave a note on my user talk page that you have answered on the submission talk page. Please keep all responses on the submission's talk page because I want other members of the committee to see the discussion. Geraldshields11 (talk) 19:17, 18 April 2014 (UTC)