Interview with Tsuna Lu at Wikimania 2023

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I interviewed Tsuna Lu from Wikimedia Taiwan at the Wikimania 2023 closing party. We communicated in English and sometimes the members of Wikimedia Taiwan supported us.

Wikimedia Commons [[File:Wikimedia Taiwan.svg]] (User:Yannmaco, CC-BY-SA 4.0)


Eugene Ormandy: Hi Tsuna! Nice to see you! When did you start to contribute to the Wikimedia project?

Tsuna Lu: In 2014. When I was a high school student, I found a wrong statement in the Wikipedia article of my school. So I fixed it. After that, I learned how to edit on my own. A few months later, I joined Wikimedia Taiwan, which held some editathons.

EO: Great! Could you tell me about your activities now?

TL: I mainly edit Chinese Wikipedia and sometimes contribute to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata.

EO: What kind of Wikipedia article do you edit?

TL: Music, education, and computer science.

EO: Oh, are you majoring in computer science?

TL: Yes!

EO: Cool! How about other projects?

TL: I sometimes upload photos of nature or streets of Taiwan.

Wikimedia Commons [[File:赤山龍湖巖-20230528.jpg]] (Adsa562(TsunaLu), CC BY-SA 4.0)
Wikimedia Commons [[File:Taiwan LGBT Pride – Parade through the Taipei Main Station.jpg]] (Adsa562 (Tsuna Lu), CC BY-SA 4.0)
Wikimedia Commons [[File:TW TPE 公館地下道 Gongguan Underpass Lennon Wall demo message 20190806-03.jpg]] (Tsuna Lu(Adsa562), CC0)

EO: Fantastic. Then, could you tell me about your motivation? Why do you join the Wikimedia Movement?

TL: When I read news articles, I edit Wikipedia using those articles as references because I think Wikipedia should be constantly updated. Another motivation is to enrich the information about my local community. From this perspective, I teach people in Taichung how to edit Wikipedia and perticipate in Wikimedia Taiwan.

Wikimedia Commons [[File:2019 IYPT Edit-a-thon in Taiwan-038.jpg]] (Tsuna Lu(Adsa562), CC BY-SA 4.0)

EO: Awesome. This is the last question. What is your vision?

TL: As an editor, I want to enrich Chinese Wikipedia articles about music and Boy Scout. Actually, I have been a member of that for 17 years. As an organizer, I want more people to know how to edit Wikipedia​​. So, I hope to host more editathons.

EO: I’m very happy to talk with you. Thank you so much!


Thanks to Wikimania 2023, we can meet and have a conversation. I hope our international collaboration and this wonderful event continue. I appreciate many people; Tsuna, members of Wikimedia Taiwan, and Wikimania 2023 staff. Thank you so much!

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