Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales explains the history and growth of Wikipedia with a particular focus on the internal community process which ensure a constant growth in quality.

About the speakers

  • Jimmy Wales

    Co-Founder of Wikipedia, Director of Wikimedia Foundation

    Jimmy ‘Jimbo’ Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia project, and Wikicities, which extends the social concepts of Wikipedia into new areas. Jimmy was formerly a futures and options trader in Chicago, and currently travels the world evangelizing the success of Wikipedia and the importance of free culture. When not travelling, Jimmy lives in Florida with his wife and daughter.