Haitham Shammaa

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Haitham Shammaa
Haitham Shammaa, Global South Learning Strategist
Haitham Shammaa
Senior Strategist, Wikimedia Foundation
I am quite confident that there are at least 1 million people around the globe who have enough time to make at least one edit to Wikipedia everyday. It was proven that I'm not one of them ... :p

About me

I joined WMF in 2012 after completing my Ph.D. in precision engineering and briefly working as a researcher in geometric modeling. I speak English, Arabic and Japanese (and a few others at a basic level), love reading, traveling, reading while traveling, and sports (archery, cycling and martial arts).

My work

I started with the Wikimedia movement as a volunteer contributor in Jan, 2007. I joined the foundation in April 2012 as a contractor, and in July 2012 as a full time staff working on contributors engagement research. In 2013, I shifted my focus to work with global south communities, and in 2014 I shifted my focus (again) to work on understanding and supporting the health of Wikimedia communities.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: hshammaa@wikimedia.org