Jimmy Wales, ‘the genius behind the Wikipedia’ is coming to Romania on 22 March within the McCann/Thiess Conferences, informs a release by the organisers sent to Agerpres.
During the conference, Jimmy Wales will unveil the philosophy behind the Wikipedia and how he managed through this platform to revolutionise the way in which people from around the world have access to information.
Each month, over 80,000 worldwide volunteers contribute to creating over 7,000 new articles a day accessed by over 500 million unique visitors. Currently, the Wikipedia comprises more than 36 million articles, available free of charge in over 280 languages.
In the top of the most influent 100 personalities carried by Time magazine, Jimmy Wales is an American entrepreneur, member of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society with the Harvard University and member of the MIT Center of Collective Intelligence. Wales has founded the Wikipedia in 2001.
“Wikipedia is growing every day, in the same pace with the wish of the people around the world to know more and faster. (…) That is why we bring Jimmy Wales to Romania, as a first,” said Bogdan Enoiu, managing director with McCann WorldGroup Romania.
The event, presented by Vodafone Romania is to take place at the Epika Hall of the Grand Cinema Baneasa & More with the Baneasa Shopping City.