Wikipedia Director Sue Gardner Attempts to Curate Everything We Know
We want more Indian editors in the English Wikipedia so that the world can benefit from the stuff they know... Our goal is to provide a service that nobody else is going to provide. Nobody else is going to provide a service in Tamil or Malayalam because there's no money there.As the Fast Company article makes clear, Gardner's role at Wikipedia—she "transformed the site's broken business into a growing hub with global ambitions"—cannot be overstated. In less than four years, she has taken Wikipedia from seven employees working in a strip mall in Florida to 56 employees located in downtown San Francisco to the brink of global expansion. (Offices are planned for India this spring, with Brazil, the Middle East, and North Africa to follow.) She also raised a staggering $16 million during a 50-day anniversary fundraising campaign last year. Not bad for a self-proclaimed Leonard Cohen obsessive and “nerdy” kid from Port Hope, Ontario.
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