Camelia Boban
Camelia Boban
Chair & Co-founder, WikiDonne User Group

About me

Hello, my name is Camelia (after the character Camelia Peral performed by María Felix in Camelia, the Mexican version of The Lady of the Camellias), born in Romania (under the Ceausescu era) and living in Rome since 1992. I lived in a dark period of the history of my native country and this led me to develop solidarity and to have a great sense of transparency and justice. Both citizenship, Romanian and Italian, I'm the proud mum of a 19 year old teen that, even after translating 3 female biographies, doesn't consider herself a Wikipedian . I have a background in economics at University of Craiova (I also studied a bit of both Philosophy and Psicology at La Sapienza University in Rome, without completing the course of study), but I work as Java Enterprise developer for an IT company in Rome. I'm interested in many things, first of all software development, Wiki Loves Monuments, education, STEM fields and gender gap.

My work

I served as Wikimedia Italy's coordinator for Education in Lazio region from October 2015 since March 2017. Chair and co-founder of WikiDonne User Group. Wikipedian since March 18th 2007 and wikimedian since September of the same year. WMIT member from the beginning (2007), member of WLM Italy preliminary jury for all editions, WMSE member since 2017 and a fresh 2018's WMAR and WMCH member. I serve as AffCom member since 16 january 2017 and it's treasurer till the end of 2018; with my colleagues I love help affiliates to organize themselves and solve conflicts (as a member of the Mediation SubCommittee). I think that user groups are the first entities to grow up our comunity, because they are present on the territory. I also serve as Coordinator of the Diversity Working Group for Wikimedia Strategy 2030 as we need to involve in our projects young people (for the generational exchange), un- and under-reppresented groups or languages, women/no binary people (to fill the gender gap and for diversity - to have e different point of view). I am mostely active in it.wikipedia (where I created WikiDonne project and Feminism Portal in italian Wikipedia) and commons.wikimedia, but also in ro.wikipedia & en.wikipedia, it.wikiquote, it.wikibooks and Wikidata. I just started with it.wikisource, that for a long time I thought it was almost for librarians. I'm part of Wikimedia Diversity Group, coordinator of Diversity Working Group for the Strategy movement #Wikimedia2030 and I co-lead the Diversity Space @ Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm, part of the Gender gap task force team and ambassador of diversity / open knowledge / opendata of the Wikimedia movement (so I'm in love with Wikidata). Together with other wikimedians & friends, I coordinate the Interwiki Women Collaboration, Wiki Loves Sport and Wiki Loves Fashion campaigns. I also manage some committees/affiliates/campaigns social media account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Telegram.

Contact me

camelia.boban(_AT_) / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest

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ro-N Acest utilizator este un vorbitor nativ al limbii române.
it-5 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello professionale in italiano.
en-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
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