Hello!

The International Council essentially is a group where one or two people lead each language. In turn, they lead a group of people from their language community that are like a council as well.

Here's one example:

Now, some of this is more in theory than in practice (because we haven't been able to stay on top of it as much as we'd like), but still these council members have made dramatic impacts, and we're very grateful to them! Thank you to all the council members who make this happen!

Learn more here:

TechNet Wiki International Council

 

Here are our current International Council Members:

  1. French– Philippe Levesque (Yagmoth555), Bruno Lewin
  2. German – Jan Hentschel (Horizon Net
  3. IndonesianAris Lesmana
  4. ItalianLuigi Bruno
  5. JapaneseTomoaki Yoshizawa
  6. Persian/Farsi – Patris Soltanpour (Patris_70)
  7. Portuguese/WikiLuciano Lima, Luiz Henrique Lima Campos
  8. ">Russian/WikiDenis Dyagilev, Dmitri Plotnikov
  9. Spanish– Leonardo Ponti (LeoPonti)
  10. TurkishGokan Ozcifci, Mehmet Parlakyigit

Microsoft representatives: Bruno LewinEd Price

 

1. French

Philippe Levesque (Yagmoth555) - MVP

  • Yagmoth555's avatar 
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 24K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 85
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 1,452
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 388
  • BLOG POSTS: 17
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 94
  • KNOWN FOR: Leading the French community with the MSFC award!
  • INTERVIEWS: 5/29/12, 7/8/13

Bruno Lewin - MS FTE

  • Bruno Lewin - MSFT's avatar
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 1K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 26
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 521
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 501
  • BLOG POSTS: 1
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 42
  • KNOWN FOR: Leading the TechNet Wiki International Council.
  • INTERVIEWS: 12/17/12, 7/8/13

2. German

Jan Hentschel (Horizon Net) - MVP

  • Horizon_Net's avatar
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 37K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 169
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 1,483
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 1,051
  • BLOG POSTS: 69
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 67
  • KNOWN FOR: Leading the German community on the TechNet Wiki International Council.
  • INTERVIEW: 4/16/12

3. Indonesian

Aris Lesmana - MVP

  • Aris Lesmana's avatar 
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 12K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 71
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 179
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 2
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 2
  • KNOWN FOR: Leading the Indonesian community on the TechNet Wiki International Council 
  • INTERVIEW: 8/27/12

4. Italian

Luigi Bruno

  • Luigi Bruno's avatar
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 40K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 158
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 1,609
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 1,569
  • BLOG POSTS: 3
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 203
  • KNOWN FOR: Leading the Italian community on the TechNet Wiki International Council.
  • INTERVIEW: 2/13/12

5. Japanese

Tomoaki Yoshizawa - MVP

  • Tomoaki Yoshizawa's avatar 
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 14K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 199
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 2,079
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 1,145
  • BLOG POSTS: 13
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 83
  • KNOWN FOR: Leading the Japanese language on the TechNet Wiki International Council. And he's the author of the Wiki Ninja blog post series, Progress in Each Language (first Friday of each month).
  • INTERVIEW: 4/23/12

6. Persian/Farsi

Patris Soltanpour (Patris_70)

  • Patris_70's avatar 
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 23K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 186
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 1,424
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 992
  • BLOG POSTS: 1
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 41
  • KNOWN FOR: Leading the Persian language on the TechNet Wiki International Council.
  • INTERVIEW: 6/11/12

7. Portuguese/Wiki

Luciano Lima - MVP

  •   
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 16K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 344
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 2,804
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 2,806
  • BLOG POSTS: 38
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 36
  • KNOWN FOR: Leading the Portuguese language on the TechNet Wiki International Council.
  • INTERVIEW: 12/12/11

Luiz Henrique Lima Campos - MVP

  •   
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 46K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 225
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 1,382
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 1,287
  • BLOG POSTS: 34
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 78
  • KNOWN FOR: Portuguese Leader in the International Council and on the Portuguese Wiki Featured Article team. Author on Wiki Ninjas Brasil.
  • INTERVIEW: 10/15/12

8. Russian/Wiki

Denis Dyagilev - MVP

  • Denis Dyagilev's avatar 
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 42K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 53
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 953
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 335
  • BLOG POSTS: 42
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 273
  • KNOWN FOR: Russian Leader in the International Council. Leading the Russian Featured Article Team.

Dmitri Plotnikov - MVP

  • Dmitri Plotnikov's avatar  
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 9K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 24
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 1,441
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 44
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 20
  • KNOWN FOR: Russian Leader in the International Council.
  • INTERVIEW: 7/1/13

9. Spanish

Leonardo Ponti (LeoPonti) - Former MVP

  •  LeoPonti's avatar 
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 15K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 63
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 231
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 57
  • BLOG POSTS: 178
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 8
  • KNOWN FOR: Spanish Leader in the International Council.
  • INTERVIEW: 4/8/13

10. Turkish 

Gokan Ozcifci - MVP

  • Gokan Ozcifci's avatar
  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 29K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 359
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 4,696
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 2,459
  • BLOG POSTS: 44
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 479
  • KNOWN FOR: Turkish Leader in the International Council. Founder and leader of the Turkish Wiki Ninjas blog.
  • INTERVIEWS: 11/12/12, 7/8/13, 10/8/13

Mehmet Parlakyigit

  • RECOGNITION POINTS: 1K
  • WIKI ARTICLES: 174
  • ARTICLE EDITS: 905
  • WIKI COMMENTS: 157
  • BLOG POSTS: 13
  • BLOG COMMENTS: 104
  • KNOWN FOR: Turkish Leader in the International Council.
  • INTERVIEW: 5/20/13

 

 

Please join me in thanking the International leaders for all their contrributions!

Do you have a suggestion for someone's "Known For" section (and it's related to a language-based community achievement)? Let me know in the comments below!

   - Ninja Ed