Wikia is a multi-lingual company and we're hosting wikis in more than 100 languages. Besides our many visitors from the US or other English speaking countries, there is a huge amount of people who love to experience wikis in their mother tongue. To help and support them, we have an international team from all over the world.
Tim Bartel (Avatar) is responsible for Wikia International, with a focus on Wikia Germany. In the online world, people usually know him as Avatar, a nickname chosen from the famous Ultima roleplay game series which he first played on his Commodore 64. He considers himself to be an early adopter, especially since he entered the realm of cyberspace back in the late '80s with an acoustic coupler. He's been interested in wikis for more than 10 years. In his free time, he enjoys eating very spicy Thai food and he loves his two cats.
Antonio R. (Bola) is working for Wikia International with a focus on Spanish Wikis. He started editing wikis in Wikipedia and then started working on the Spanish Grand Theft Encyclopedia as bureaucrat. He has already been working for Wikia 3 years long as Spanish community helper and until he became a Wikia contractor in 2011. He loves push wikis about videogames and entertainment, and he's passionately in love with managing communities - including wiki-dramas!
The IVT (International Volunteering Team)
The International Volunteering Team is a group of super passionate users from all over the globe who love Wikia and like to help and support our communities in their local language. They are in close connection to users, inform about upcoming products, help in identifying new topics which aren't covered yet, and surface wikis by creating spotlights, sliders and more.
Members of the IVT usually have global powers similar to staff members to help out communities in ways similar to staff.
Cizagna is a Spanish helper. He started editing at Dofus Wiki in fall 2005 as IP and signed up in 2006. At mid 2009 he joined the international team as a Wikia Helper for Spanish communities. He loves to analyze esoteric templates and he's happy to help you out. But you have to be clear and specific on what you want. If you have any question don't hesitate to ask him... but if you are looking for the meaning of life you have to go look somewhere else as his speciality is wiki-mechanics =P
Wyz is a French helper. He wanted to be a computer scientifist since he was a kid and now he is one of them. He watches a lot of TV series and plays a lot of PS3 games (too much to tell here) but he still has time to help and inform French communities and improve French translations on Wikia. As a big fan of LOST, he joined the French Lostpedia wiki on September 2007 and became an admin there on February 2008. When LOST has came to an end in June 2010, he naturally turned to Wikia to share his knowledge and experience on all French wikis.
Minerva Titani is an Italian helper who helps managing Public Relations with the Italian community. She's also admin of Ikariam Wiki and Europe1400 Wiki. She doesn't get on with programming languages, codes and other nerd stuff, but she does like writing and editing! At the moment, she is working part time and taking her second degree. She loves travelling, food (especially pasta, pizza, fish and molluscs: just in case anyone wants to take me out for dinner, hehehe!), novels, Canada, videogames (not the violent ones!) and music (rock, pop, folk, swing).
Юрий (Kuzura) is a Russian helper. In real life, he is a scientist who investigates corrosion of metals. He likes science fiction, fantasy and good animation films and serials. He began as simple user on the Russian Lostpedia. Then he became the first Russian admin of Russian Lostpedia. After the completion of the LOST series he began working on the Russian Avatar Wiki and the Russian Community Wiki.
Володимир (Wildream) is a Ukrainian helper, but he works with the Russian Community, too. His path on Wikia started from the Avatar Wiki, where he quickly became an admin. On Wikia, he loves all kinds of activities - from simple editing to work on wiki design, but most of all - working with templates.
Yatalu, also known as Yatta or Kiwi, is a Dutch helper. She is Belgian and joined Wikia to create Hvetshran Wiki, which currently exists in more than a dozen languages. In July, she founded the Wikia Language Brigade, an officious project for wiki translation and language correction.
International Community Development
The members of Wikia's International Community Development Team are here to help you make your wiki rock. They optimize wiki front pages, design cool skins and logos, make wikis easier to navigate and can give you a lot of good advise how to further improve your wiki.
Spinelli313 is a member of the German Community Development Team with a focus on Entertainment topics. She has a huge passion for movies, tv-shows and useless trivia that makes our lives so much more fun.
ElBosso started as a content editor in October 2011 for German gaming and entertainment wikis. Since 2013 he is also "in charge" of the german lifestyle wikis. ElBosso takes care of the german social media channels, too. He loves to play videogames, make and listen to music and too much other stuff, that probably will not fit into this small box.
Héctor is a member of the Spanish Community Development Team, working as content editor for gaming and entertainment communities. He is bureaucrat on Metal Gear Wiki and Animuspedia, and continues to contribute in other ones. He is a fan of music and videogames, among other topics. Moreover, he is in charge of the Spanish corporate wikia and usually give a helping hand at the Catalan communities.