Lodewijk is a Dutch Wikipedian since 2005 and was in 2010 one of the initiators of Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands. In the years after, he has been part of the international team that helped grow the competition to span dozens of countries each year.
He was administrator on various projects, board member of Wikimedia Nederland (2006-2011), steward (2006-2010), member of the Affiliations Committee (2009-2014) and served in various other roles and committees. In 2021 he was named the inaugural Wikimedia Laureate (20th year honouree).
In a Wikipedia race, internet users compete to "click" their way between two random Wikipedia articles in the fastest time, with the fewest "clicks." For Wikimania 2023, we want to host an open Wikipedia race tournament, where everyone can join, compete, and cheer along this search for the year’s top wiki navigator.
In this session we will review 13 years of Wiki Loves competitions through a more quantitative lens: what actually happened, and what happened to the uploads and uploaders after the competitions ended? Wiki Loves Monuments, Earth or Africa: it's worth taking a deeper dive.