Wikimedia Norway is the Wikimedia chapter supporting and promoting the Wikimedia projects within Norway. It encompasses the projects in the following languages: Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk) and Northern Sami (davvisámegiella). We are guided by our Strategy 2011-15 (Norwegian).
Astrid Carlsen, Project Officer. Astrid is instrumental in developing Wikimedia Norway's cooperation with the GLAM sector, and enhancing the inclusion offers to contributors. Astrid has extensive experience as a translator and from the Publishing industry, and is fluent in English and German. (e-mail) (Tel: +47 - 41 10 51 54)
Jorid Martinsen, Project Officer. Jorid is instrumental in mobilizing female contributors, and enhancing the movement's coverage of notable women. She is an experienced student organizer, being recently a member of the Board of Directors of the Norwegian Students Organisation (NSO). (e-mail) (Tel: +47 - 40 07 15 89)
Tor Arne Bjerke, Project Officer. Tor Arne is instrumental in Wikimedia Norway's outreach activities towards academia, and will focus specifically on inducing new and substantial projects, including promotional films. Tor Arne has extensive experience as a film producer, and lectures at the University College of Lillehammer, and other higher education institutions. (e-mail) (Tel: +47 - 97 67 27 08)
Board of Wikimedia Norway
The Board of Wikimedia Norway, elected at the Annual Assembly in April 2013, consists of:
Søby is a veteran wikimedian. He is an administrator and bureaucrat at the Norwegian (Bokmål) and Norwegian (Nynorsk) Wikipedias, as well as a steward on all Wikimedia wikis. He participated in Wikimedia Norway's founding in 2008, and was on the board 2008–2010. He is a student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, majoring in linguistics. Søby was elected chairman at the 2013 Wikimedia Norway annual assembly. He is Wikimedia Norway press spokesperson and has the overall responsibility for the board proceedings and chapter strategy. (email) (Tel: +47 - 97 76 75 10)
Based in Oslo, Bjørtvedt is Vice President of Telenor, a global telecommunications company. He has a Cand. Philol degree in Economic History, and a marketing course from London Business School. Bjørtvedt has 25 years experience from the political and business community. He is administrator at the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia. Bjørtvedt was first elected to the Wikimedia Norway board in 2010. (email) (Tel: +47 - 92 25 92 27)
Knut Hjelleset, member of the board
Based in Oslo, Hjelleset has extensive experience from the Norwegian civil society. He now works at RORG, a network of Norwegian NGOs engaged in development education and awareness raising in Norway. He mainly edits the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia, and was first elected to the Wikimedia Norway board in 2012.
Anne C Martens, member of the board
Based in Oslo, Martens has a candidata juris degree as well as a degree in art history. She has edited the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia since 2009, and was first elected to the Wikimedia Norway board in 2012.
Based in Sandnes, Vines is an official of the Petroleum Workers' Union in Rogaland county. He has a 30 years career from the offshore and petroleum industry, and as a union official. Vines is administrator at the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia, and an active contributor at the Norwegian (Nynorsk) Wikipedia. Vines was Wikimedia Norway's chairman from 2010 to 2012.
Trond Trosterud, member of the board
Based in Tromsø, Trosterud is an assistant professor at the University of Tromsø. He holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics, on the morphology of the object conjugation in Uralic languages. Trosterud is an adminsitrator at the Norwegian (Nynorsk) Wikipedia. He first served on the Wikimedia Norway board from 2008 to 2011, and again from 2012.
Claes Tande, member of the board
Based in Sandefjord, Tande is an experienced wikipedian, volunteering at the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia since 2004 and currently serving as and administrator and bureaucrat. He has a Doctor of Theology degree and serves as priest in Saint John the Baptist catholic parish in Sandefjord. He was first elected to the Wikimedia Norway board in 2013.
Based in Nesodden, Neteland is an experienced wikipedian and administrator of the Norwegian (Nynorsk) Wikipedia. He works in the Information Technology industry, and was first elected to the Wikimedia Norway board in 2013. He has previously served two terms in the chapter's Oversight Committee.
Based in Tromsø, Groven is web developer at the Norwegian Ministry of Education's Centre for ICT in Education. He has studied history as well as other subjects at universities in Shanghai and Ann Arbor (Michigan). Groven mainly writes at the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia. At Wikimedia Norway, Groven especially handles issues and projects relating to the use of Wikipedia in schools. He was first elected to the Wikimedia Norway board in 2010.
Dan Michael Heggø Olsen, assistant member of the board
Based in Oslo, Heggø Olsen is an experienced wikipedian. He is volunteering at the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia, and is especially active in technical matters. He has a masters degree in physics from the University of Oslo and works at the university's science library.
Are you a foreign student, expat or permanent visitor? You are heartly welcome as a member of Wikimedia Norway! Members enjoy rights, receive updates and get invited to Wikimedia events. The membership fee is NOK 100 for students and NOK 200 for others. Banking details are found below. We would like to hear from you and see you in our growing community!
File your questions or send us your contact information (voluntary) for membership here.
The Oversight Committee (2013-14) consists of Ole Flatemo, Kjetil Ree, Nikolai Sandved, and Lars Aage Kamfjord.