but Vita brevis, gloria aeterna
My real name is Юрій Пероганич in Ukrainian. I have been a practicing (volunteer) Wikipedian for many years; my home wiki is the Ukrainian Wikipedia, but I make occasional contributions to the Polish, English and Russian Wikipedias as well.
I have a strong background in software engineering, international law and an abiding interest in literature, history and open access.
I am a General Director of the Association of IT Enterprises of Ukraine — a "chamber of commerce" for member companies.
With my wife Tanya we have founded and develop a web portal about the Ukrainian Artists and Art "Ukrainian Woman", http://ukrainka.org.ua
In 2017 I started a wiki «Encyclopedia of Civil Society in Ukraine», http://prostir.wikia.org
in 2018 I became the Head of the Board of the NGO "Creative Elite of Ukraine".
In 2019 I started a wiki «Encyclopedia of Nosivka Rayon», http://wikinosivka.info
- What I do here
- (Content) Writing and improving articles for Wikipedia and other projects (180.000+ edits in all Wikimedia Projects)
- (Organizational) Developing the Wikimedia Ukraine chapter, I co-created in 2009
- Translations. As a volunteer I translate pages between English, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian. I also provide paid translation support for the Wikimedia Foundation's organization communications translators group.
- Participation in the Wikimedia projects
- I am an initiator and a founder of the Wikimedia Ukraine. I used to serve as its Board Member and Executive Director (since 2009 to 2013), and in its Auditing Committee (in 2015).
- Successfully negotiated transmission to CC BY license of the President of Ukraine website (in 2016) and a dozen of government's websites
- No 19 most active editor in the history of Ukrainian Wikipedia, made over 140 000 edits, started more than 3800 new articles.
- I am an administrator and one of major publishers at WMUA weblog, see http://wikimediaukraine.wordpress.com/, organized several press-conferences, dozens of press-releases. Monitoring media coverage of the Ukrainian Wikipedia.
- Negotiated transmission to free licenses several books
- FDC member (2012–2014)
- The extent and nature of my participation in other free knowledge, free software, collaborative and/or educational initiatives other than the Wikimedia projects.
- I have launched and support an Art web portal "Жінка–УКРАЇНКА" for publications about artists and art, using the CC BY licenses
- I have launched several and support four MediaWiki based websites - http://prostir.wikia.org (Civil Society in Ukraine), http://uk.compu.wikia.com (IT in Ukraine), http://wikinosivka.info (a wiki of a district in Chernihiv oblast) and http://movahistory.org.ua (External History of Ukrainian Language).
- Take part in developing and lobbying of ongoing initiatives to incorporate Free Licenses and Freedom of Panorama to Ukrainian Civil Code.
- E-mail: perohanychgmail.com
- FB: perohanych
- skype: perohanych
- cell: +38 067 505 1201
Some of my awards:
|This user participated in WM CEE Meeting 2018.|
|This user participated in WM CEE Meeting 2023.|
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