In pics: Indians behind Wikipedia

Tech | | January 14, 2011, 4:48 pm
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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-782215" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/316-indians-in-wikipedia-140111.jpg" alt="Wikipedia, the world's largest online storehouse of collaborative knowledge, turns 10 on 15 January 2011. Wikipedia is now targeting India to further its growth. The first Wikipedia office outside the United States will open in India.

Indians and people of Indian origin have made their presence felt in the world's top technology and Internet companies and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that runs the online encyclopaedia, is no different. A number of individuals of Indian origin are a part of the core of the organisation." /> Wikipedia, the world's largest online storehouse of collaborative knowledge, turns 10 on 15 January 2011. Wikipedia is now targeting India to further its growth. The first Wikipedia office outside the United States will open in India.

Indians and people of Indian origin have made their presence felt in the world's top technology and Internet companies and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that runs the online encyclopaedia, is no different. A number of individuals of Indian origin are a part of the core of the organisation.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_782215"]<img class="size-full wp-image-782215" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/316-indians-in-wikipedia-140111.jpg" alt="Wikipedia, the world's largest online storehouse of collaborative knowledge, turns 10 on 15 January 2011. Wikipedia is now targeting India to further its growth. The first Wikipedia office outside the United States will open in India.

Indians and people of Indian origin have made their presence felt in the world's top technology and Internet companies and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that runs the online encyclopaedia, is no different. A number of individuals of Indian origin are a part of the core of the organisation." />
Wikipedia, the world's largest online storehouse of collaborative knowledge, turns 10 on 15 January 2011. Wikipedia is now targeting India to further its growth. The first Wikipedia office outside the United States will open in India.

Indians and people of Indian origin have made their presence felt in the world's top technology and Internet companies and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that runs the online encyclopaedia, is no different. A number of individuals of Indian origin are a part of the core of the organisation.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_782215"]<img class="size-full wp-image-782215" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/316-indians-in-wikipedia-140111.jpg" alt="Wikipedia, the world's largest online storehouse of collaborative knowledge, turns 10 on 15 January 2011. Wikipedia is now targeting India to further its growth. The first Wikipedia office outside the United States will open in India.

Indians and people of Indian origin have made their presence felt in the world's top technology and Internet companies and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that runs the online encyclopaedia, is no different. A number of individuals of Indian origin are a part of the core of the organisation." />
Wikipedia, the world's largest online storehouse of collaborative knowledge, turns 10 on 15 January 2011. Wikipedia is now targeting India to further its growth. The first Wikipedia office outside the United States will open in India.

Indians and people of Indian origin have made their presence felt in the world's top technology and Internet companies and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that runs the online encyclopaedia, is no different. A number of individuals of Indian origin are a part of the core of the organisation.[/caption]

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 A member of the Wikimedia Board since March 2010, Mumbai-based Bishakha Datta is also a member of the board of the non-profit organisation Point of View. A writer and filmmaker, Datta has an MA in in Communications from Stanford University, as well as an MA in English Literature and BA in Economics from the University of Mumbai. Her term on the Wikimedia Board ends in December 2012.
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A member of the Wikimedia Board since March 2010, Mumbai-based Bishakha Datta is also a member of the board of the non-profit organisation Point of View. A writer and filmmaker, Datta has an MA in in Communications from Stanford University, as well as an MA in English Literature and BA in Economics from the University of Mumbai. Her term on the Wikimedia Board ends in December 2012.

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 Priyanka Dhanda is a code maintenance engineer with Wikimedia Foundation. Dhanda is a BTech from Pondicherry Engineering College and also holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Toledo, Ohio. Prior to joining Wikimedia she was a software developer with SourceForge.
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Priyanka Dhanda is a code maintenance engineer with Wikimedia Foundation. Dhanda is a BTech from Pondicherry Engineering College and also holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Toledo, Ohio. Prior to joining Wikimedia she was a software developer with SourceForge.

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 Parul Vora is an interaction designer for the Wikipedia Usability Project. Vora was earlier employed with Yahoo as a resident designer of the design innovation team. She holds a Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Laboratory and a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from University of California Berkeley.
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Parul Vora is an interaction designer for the Wikipedia Usability Project. Vora was earlier employed with Yahoo as a resident designer of the design innovation team. She holds a Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Laboratory and a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from University of California Berkeley.

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 Kul Wadhwa is Wikimedia's head of business development. A son of an Indian-American businessman and a Japanese scholar, Wadhwa has an MA in International Policy Studies and a BA in Political Science from Stanford University. He has previously worked with CyberTrust Japan, BUG, Pangea2 and NBC.
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Kul Wadhwa is Wikimedia's head of business development. A son of an Indian-American businessman and a Japanese scholar, Wadhwa has an MA in International Policy Studies and a BA in Political Science from Stanford University. He has previously worked with CyberTrust Japan, BUG, Pangea2 and NBC.

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 Neil Kandalgaonkar is a software developer for the Multimedia Usability Project at Wikimedia. Of Maharastrian descent, Neil is from Montreal, Canada, and is currently based in San Francisco. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Concordia University, Montreal. Neil was previously employed with Google and Yahoo.
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Neil Kandalgaonkar is a software developer for the Multimedia Usability Project at Wikimedia. Of Maharastrian descent, Neil is from Montreal, Canada, and is currently based in San Francisco. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Concordia University, Montreal. Neil was previously employed with Google and Yahoo.

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 Nimish Gautam is a software developer with the Wikipedia Usability Project. He holds a Master's Degree in Language Technologies from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Wikimedia Gautam was a software developer with Yahoo.
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Nimish Gautam is a software developer with the Wikipedia Usability Project. He holds a Master's Degree in Language Technologies from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Wikimedia Gautam was a software developer with Yahoo.

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