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Joseph "Jojit" Ballesteros
Joseph "Jojit" Ballesteros
Wikimedia contributor and free culture advocate, Wikimedia movement
If A equals success, then the formula is: A equals X plus Y plus Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut. --Albert Einstein, as quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Vol. 11, No. 7 (July 1957), p. 48

About me

Joseph "Jojit" Ballesteros is an active contributor to the online Wikimedia projects primarily on the Tagalog and English versions of Wikipedia. In the Tagalog Wikipedia, he is an administrator and a bureaucrat on top of being a regular editor. He is among the founding Trustees of the Wikimedia Philippines (WMPH). He served as Vice President from May 2010 to July 2011 and as President from July 2011 to May 2012. He currently serving as the Internal Auditor of WMPH. Aside from this, he also supports the objectives of the PhilWiki Community User Group, the Wikimedia Foundation and the whole Wikimedia movement. He also gives assistance to communities in the Philippines who aren't user groups or affiliates usually by giving talks and facilitating editing workshops. Specifically, he helps the Sinirangan Bisaya Wikimedia Community (SBWC) on their endeavors.

Outside Wikimedia, he is an Information Technology Professional focusing on software development life cycle (SDLC). He is also the Education Ministry Head of the Flock of the Holy Spirit Catholic community, where he regularly gives inspiring speeches and lead worship. In the same Catholic community, he served as Pastoral Team (PASTEM) Secretary and one of the Elders from 2014 to 2017; and Treasurer from January 2017 to February 2018. He is also a supporter of free culture and FOSS (free and open source software). From time to time, he delivers talks from different events covering various topics.

He was born in Pasig, Philippines and he finished Bachelor in Computer Data Processing Management at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He is married to Bel Ballesteros and lives in Paco, Manila.

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My work

During Mr. Ballesteros' term as an officer of Wikimedia Philippines, he organized the WikiCon 2011; and coordinated and prepared the Philippine visit of Asaf Bartov, Head of the Global South Relationships of the Wikimedia Foundation. He helped in partnering with like-minded organizations such as Mozilla Philippines that resulted to the Open Web Day project, which he led.

Jojit has been contributing to Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, since September 2004. He actively promotes the goals of the Wikimedia movement in schools and conferences specifically giving presentations about its projects and free culture in general. He also conducts edit-a-thons in various parts of the Philippines. Most recently since 2014, he has been actively promoting Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects at Eastern Visayas as organized by the SBWC. The latest activity that he supported and facilitated is the 8th Waray Wikipedia Edit-a-thon last April 2018, which was organized by SBWC in cooperation with the Division of Humanities of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC).

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tl-N May katutubong pang-unawa sa Tagalog ang tagagamit na ito.
en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
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