Angela Beesley Starling
|Angela Beesley Starling|
Angela Beesley in November 2005
3 August 1977 |
Norwich, Norfolk, England
|Residence||New South Wales|
|Alma mater||Aston University|
|Known for||Co-founder of Wikia; member of the advisory board and former member of the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation.|
|Spouse(s)||Tim Starling (2008–present)|
|Children||Evelyn Christine Starling|
In October 2004, Beesley founded a for-profit Wiki hosting service with Jimmy Wales called Wikia. She also sits on the advisory board of the media archive Ourmedia. Since 21 February 2006, she has been a member of the Communications Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation. She is a member of the Foundation's Advisory Board. She contributed a chapter to the book Wikis: Tools for Information Work and Collaboration.
Beesley grew up in Maidstone and Colchester and has a degree in psychology from Aston University. Before joining the board of the Wikimedia Foundation, she had worked at the Aston Dyslexia and Developmental Assessment Centre and the National Foundation for Educational Research, based in Berkshire. On 8 February 2012, Beesley announced she was leaving Wikia to launch a startup called ChalkDrop.com.
- End of 2009 – October on WikiAngela.com, December 30, 2009 by Angela Beesley
- "Wikimedia Press Information, August 2005" (PDF). Wikimedia. Retrieved 22 June 2008.
- Angela Beesley. "User blog:Angela/Leaving Wikia - Wikia Community Central". Community.wikia.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
- "Wiki sites proliferate, but can they profit?". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 6 December 2007. "With financing from technology luminaries like Marc Andreessen and Mitchell Kapor, he and Angela Beesley started Wikia, which includes 1,500 separate wikis, from the Star Wars-focused Wookieepedia to user-generated pages on depression."
- Turner, Adam (5 November 2005). "Quest for the universal Wiki". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 8 June 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2007.
- Robert Levine (7 August 2006). "The Many Voices of Wikipedia, Heard in One Place". The New York Times.
- Ryan Singel (7 September 2006). "Wonderful Wiki Sidebar". Wired News.
- Riehle, Dirk. "How and Why Wikipedia Works: An Interview with Angela Beesley, Elisabeth Bauer, and Kizu Naoko", www.riehle.org, 2006.
- David Adams (22 February 2007). "Fast facts found online". The Age (Australia).
- "Angela Beesley resigns from Wikimedia Foundation board", Wikimedia Foundation press release, 7 July 2006.
- Pink, Daniel. "The Book Stops Here". In Brendan I. Koerner. The Best of Technology Writing 2006. University of Michigan Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-472-03195-3.
- "Resolution creation communications committee", Wikimedia Foundation, 26 September 2006.
- "Advisory Board — Wikimedia Foundation". Archived from the original on 27 April 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2007.
- "Wikis: Tools for Information Work and Collaboration", booki.info, 14 June 2006.