I am the originator of the idea of sending Wiki good articles into outer space. See Wikipedia likes Galactic exploration for Posterity.

In 2015, I rewrote my proposal to send Wikimedia into outer space. Please see Grants:IEG/Wikipedia likes Galactic Exploration for Posterity 2015 or this link.

I have requested confirmation of my identification from the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. See

2012 WikimaniaEdit

I am so happy to attend the 2012 Wikimania event. I met people from Poland, USA, China, and Great Britian. I enjoyed speaking with User: Mom's Taxi, User:Hidro, and User:Shujenchang.

Gerald Shields Volunteer for 2014 WikimaniaEdit

I already volunteered my time and skills for Wikimania 2014. I was interviewed by the New York Times for my work with Wikipedia on feminism and North Korea.Geraldshields11 (talk) 21:56, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

2015 Wikimania volunteerEdit

I volunteered to assist with the Program Committee and be the official photographer of Wikimania 2015. Geraldshields11 (talk) 18:08, 30 December 2014 (UTC) However, no one contacted me. Geraldshields11 (talk) 12:49, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Volunteer for WikiConfence USA 2015Edit

I was a volunteer at the WikiConference USA 2015. Geraldshields11 (talk) 12:45, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Volunteer for 2016 WikiConference North AmericaEdit

I will coordinate and be a photographer at the 2016 Convention.