Fabian Tompsett

Emergence of a Wikidata Community

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, Volunteer Support Organiser “Emergence (…) refers to the arising of novel and coherent structures, patterns, and properties during the process of self-organization in complex systems.” (Emergence as a Construct: History and Issues, Goldstein 1999) Technological innovation can appear as the determining factor of how are habits are reshaped… read more »

Back in the Wikimedia UK Office

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, temporary Volunteer Support Organiser After a short break I am back in the Wikimedia UK office, now in the role of providing cover for Katie Chan as Volunteer Support Organiser for about four months. One of the first things I’ve noticed is that the place has a different… read more »

Does Wikimania save lives?

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, Wikimedian and co-ordinator of the Wikimania support team, and originally published here. I am just coming to the end of a four-month stint working for Wikimedia UK helping to deliver Wikimania 2014 at London’s Barbican Centre. It was all quite exciting and as The Signpost put it was “not too bad, actually”. In the… read more »

Fabian’s thoughts on a few weeks in post

In this post, Fabian Tompsett, Wikimedian and co-ordinator of the Wikimania support team, shares his views on his his first few weeks in post It has now been a couple of weeks since I started as one of the three Wikimania support staff taken on by Wikimedia, along with Chris McKenna and John Cummings. We… read more »

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