Contact: Bebo White
Online Registration
 
10
Sep
2019
San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States of America
Zia, Leila Feb 2014Leila Zia, Principal Research Scientist and Head of the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation, will define the role of Wikipedia today and describe it not only in terms of what it directly brings to its users and editors on site, but also in terms of the technological advancements it has made possible to an array of non-profit and for-profit organizations. She will then introduce some of the opportunities and challenges Wikipedia faces today along with some of the open research questions.
 
Leila's research interests include quantifying and addressing the gaps of knowledge in Wikipedia and Wikidata, understanding Wikipedia's readers, and studying the contributor diversity on Wikimedia projects. She received her PhD from Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering.
 
With 15 billion monthly page views, 10 million monthly edits, and almost 50 million articles across 300+ languages, Wikipedia has become a canonical part of the Free Knowledge ecosystem: not only by enabling people to have access to knowledge, but also by empowering them to participate in the discourse of writing the sum of all human knowledge.
 

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $40 each; $35 for Club members who register online in advance (online registration closes at 5PM the day before the meeting). Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.