Curator #30: David Parreño

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Hi! I’m David Parreño Mont (@dapamont), a 18 years old guy and a future journalist. When I was 12 I started editing the Catalan @Wikipedia, improving my writing skills while I managed to help many other people.

I describe myself as a “volunteer of knowledge”. I have started more than 500 articles on Wikipedia, 4 of them Featured Articles, and I have made over 40,000 contributions, willingly. Thus, these articles will be helpful to thousands of people. I’m also member and Communication Coordinator of @AmicalWikimedia, a non-profit Wikimedia organization whose focus of interest is the #Catalan language and culture. This year Amical Wikimedia was officialy recognized by Wikimedia Foundation as the first organization that did not represent a state.

I’m currently the Wikipedian-in-Residence at Catalan Network of Public Libraries to promote and encourage the participation of the public libraries of Catalonia on Wikipedia. Working together, we can promote scholarly and cultural knowledge, information literacy, and open access. Before, I had been also the Wikipedian-In-Residence at cultural institutions of #Palafrugell, my hometown.

Moreover, I’m studying a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, that I will complement with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. I’m a radio broadcaster of Ràdio Palafrugell and collaborator of Núvol.com, the Catalan cultural digital magazine. I was editor for Bits Catalans, the first Catalan tech blog.

I will be tweeting this week as a curator of @CatalanVoices on the daily life of an undergraduate, the most widespread hobbies and musical preferences in Catalonia, the current situation of Catalonia and, logically, the activity of Catalan Wikipedians. Are you ready?

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