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Cristian Consonni

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Short bio

Cristian "CristianCantoro" Consonni (note that Cantoro is not his last name!) is a Wikipedian since 2007, and he likes to describe himself as "Free software activist, physicist and storyteller" (semicit.).

After falling in love with GNU/Linux and Free Software while studying Physics at the University of Milano-Bicocca (in Milan, Italy), he discovered Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement. Soon he wanted to do something to enable every human being to access the sum of all human knowledge, so in 2008 he decided to dedicate some energy to this cause and he became a member of Wikimedia Italia, the Italian chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. This activity occupied an increasing portion of his free time and, in 2010, he was elected as a member of the board. He has been reconfirmed three times since then, and he is now serving as Vicepresident of WM-IT (depicted left).

In 2012 he helped the Italian team to organize WLM in Italy, taming in particular the technical issues. In 2013, joining the WLM international team he hopes to help new countries to organize the contest,

Research interests
volunteered geographical information wikipedia openstreetmap open data