Hello. My name is Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight. I work for an international healthcare organization, and split my time between homes in Las Vegas, Nevada and Nevada City, California. For five years, I taught at University of Phoenix in San Diego, California; I was also honored to be a Women of Merit laureate in that county. I grew up in Los Angeles speaking Serbian, in a home where English was a second language, and learning Spanish and French in school. This proved valuable for my translation work in Wikipedia. I'm also active on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. I've been editing Wikipedia since 2007 and became a sysop 2 years later. Most of my focus is on content gender gap (the convergence of safe space collaboration, learning from history, and empowerment through technology), content writing (forever my "happy" place), and community organizing at the intersection of information and communication technologies as these empower our wiki world as we share in the sum of all human knowledge. You'll find me to be most active in these community networks: Women in Red, WWUG, WMDC, AffCom, and Editorial Board, The Signpost. You can also find me on social media -Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn- where my personal, business, and wiki life co-mingle.
- 2012, Online Ambassadors in the WP:Education program
- 2012, Teahouse start-up team
- 2014, AdaCamp, Portland, alumni
- 2014, WMDC's Facilitator Training Workshop, where I founded WikiProject Women writers
- 2014, Litquake Edit-a-thon at Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)
- 2015, co-founded WikiWomen's User Group, WikiProject Women in Red, Wikipedia:WikiProject Women
- 2015, International Women's Day at WMF
- 2015, Scholarship Committee, WikiConference USA 2015
- 2015, Featured Speaker, Wikimania, "Content Gender Gap"
- 2015, WMDC Volunteer of the Year
- 2016, facilitator, Wikipedia Day 2016 and speaker ("Wikipedia's Content Gender Gap") at WMF
- 2016, podcast, "content gender gap"
- 2016, Wikimania 2016: Scholarship Committee; Discussion Room Committee; speaker, "Content Gender Gap, an International Movement"
- 2016, co-Wikipedian of the Year
- 2016, co-grantee, m:Grants:Conference/FloNight & Rosiestep/WikiConference North America 2016, US$50,000.00
- 2016, facilitator/speaker, Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/UN Women
- Bernard, Zoe & Roth, Matthew, "Finding inspiration from editing Wikipedia: a profile of Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight", Wikimedia Blog, 14 February 2013
- Hussain, Netha, "Rosie Stephenson: The Woman Who Wrote Over Three Thousand Articles on Wikipedia", Huffington Post UK, 11 December 2014
- Redden, Molly, "Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap?" , The Guardian, 19 March 2016
- Erhart, Ed, "Jimmy Wales names Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight as Wikipedians of the Year", Wikimedia Blog, 24 June 2016
- Radio3 Scienza, 29 June 2016, Esino Lario, Italy[http://www.radio3.rai.it/dl/portaleRadio/media/ContentItem-cd1ead59-9f05-40dd-90dc-9b7a0825d661.html
- Liu, Teresa Yinmeng, "Nevada City's Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight named co-Wikipedian of 2016 for addressing online gender gap", The Union, 4 July 2016
- #100wikidays articles
- Rosiestep @ WP:MOSTEDITS, WP:MOSTARTICLES, and WP:DYKLIST
- Shiny things
- Gender Gap red list translation project
- Alternate account: Rosiestep2
- I have made >110,000 edits and I have not been paid for any of them.
- I have worked for the same organization for almost 26 years in various states, divisions, and capacities. I have not edited articles regarding the parent organization or subsidiaries.
- On September 19, 2007, I created the Kallawaya people article. Another editor noticed it, nominated it at DYK, and a few days later, it appeared in the DYK section of the mainpage; it was my first DYK contribution. On September 18, 2013, Goaribari Island appeared in the DYK section; I was the third person (and first woman) to have 1,000 contributions appear at DYK. It was an important achievement for me; here's what I said about it:
- Some of you know that I am a cultural anthropologist at heart. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Mead and study cultural anthropology at Barnard (my mom's alma mater), like Margaret did. I wanted to travel to Papua New Guinea and do research on its people, like Margaret did. But my dad said 'no' to majoring in anthropology -- he wanted something more practical for my university studies. So now, years later, I get to live the life of an armchair cultural anthropologist, writing articles about Goaribari Island and its cannibals. To all the girls out there with impractical dreams, this article is dedicated to you.
- Good Articles
- Kanak people
- Llantwit Major
- East Worldham
- West Worldham
- Hilston Park
- Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
- Mount Jackson (Antarctica)
- Paco de Lucía
- Cwm, Llanrothal
- "Hooray Henry"!
- The Great Ziegfeld
- The Dorchester
- Culture of the Cook Islands
- Port of Skagen
- Modesta Avila
- Salta, Cumbria
- Waldorf–Astoria (New York, 1893)
- Larabanga Mosque
- Cortina d'Ampezzo
- Alatskivi Castle
- Sue Bailey Thurman
- Newton House, Llandeilo
- Caesars Palace
- Desert Inn
- Eleanor Sophia Smith
- Doris Stevens
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