Hi everybody. I know the last post was in October 2014, so I hope it’s okay if I bump this.
I’m Josh Lim, and I sit on the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Philippines, the Philippine local chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. Since we were founded in 2010, my role has largely been community management and international relations-related, so I’m responsible for figuring out how to get Wikimedia Philippines members, participants at our events, and Wikipedians as a whole, involved with our projects. It’s been fun, and I’d love to see how other communities go about making their members invested in their products.
I’m also the Community Manager at Viddsee, a Singaporean startup that showcases Asian short films. While most of my work there is social media-related, it’s been fun: we successfully built a culture of instant communication where before this wasn’t present. My contract’s almost up though, so I’m also looking for other opportunities if this doesn’t work out.
I look forward to joining CLS soon, but I may not be able to this year: it conflicts with Wikimania 2015! But if I get the chance to, I’d love to join! Otherwise, I’d love to connect on Twitter (@akiestar) or LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesjoshualim), and I look forward to sharing with you guys, especially with how we approach communities in Asia and the developing world in general.