Pete Forsyth is an expert in Wikipedia processes, social norms, and community building. He helps organizations engage with Wikipedia to achieve their goals, while honoring the core policies and values of the site.
Mr. Forsyth began writing Wikipedia articles in 2006, focusing on the history of his home state of Oregon. He is a founder of WikiProject Oregon, a dynamic group of Wikipedians which coordinates collaborative projects and engages with local institutions.
Mr. Forsyth was a key architect of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2010–11 Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative, a broadly acclaimed pilot project designed to support the academic world in engaging with the Wikipedia production process. The initiative led to Wikimedia’s establishment of a permanent Global Education program, engaging Wikipedia volunteers, professors, students, and librarians in numerous countries and languages.
Mr. Forsyth’s projects with Wiki Strategies have ranged from improving a single Wikipedia article to designing programs that engage large numbers of Wikipedia volunteers. He has also spoken about Wikipedia to audiences at Ivy League universities and community groups, from Poland to California.