User:Raystorm

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¡Hola!

I'm a long-time Wikimedian who started out editing on English Wikipedia and then moved on to Spanish Wikipedia, where I founded the LGBT Wikiproject and am an admin and 'crat. I participate or have participated in several sister projects too - such as Wikinoticias, Wikinews, Commons and Wikidata.

I am very active in the Movement, and have held different roles during the years. I was a founding member and the first Vice Chair of Wikimedia España (2010-2012), an Iberocoop representative, a proud member of Wikimedia Argentina, a member of the Affiliations Committee (Affcom) and its first Treasurer (2012, reelected on 2013), and I also served as a member of the IEG Committee for the first 2013 round.

On August 8th, 2013 I became a member of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, after a community election. During that tenure I served as a member - and later Chair - of the Board Governance Committee, as an AffCom liaison, and as a FDC liaison. After that, I co-founded Wikimujeres in November 2015. In January 2016 I rejoined the Board as next-in-line to fill in a vacancy, and became a member of the Audit Committee and again an AffCom liaison. I am an advisor on both Wikimujeres and Whose Knowledge?

In June 2016, the other trustees elected me Vice Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board, and in May 2017 the community reelected me to continue to serve for three more years.

Drop me a message and I'll get back to you asap. Cheers!


"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena.


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I so appreciated having your wise voice, thoughtful experience, and calm sense of humor on the committee in this first round! You always helped smooth the way and find a path forward. I know how much work you do all over Wikimedia, and hope you realize how awesome you are to also be serving in this role. Thanks!! Siko (WMF) (talk) 22:18, 29 March 2013 (UTC)