Kizu Naoko (m:User:Aphaia) is a longtime Wikipedian who joined the project in early 2004, who is best known for her activity as a volunteer translation coordinator. She is a volunteer member of the Wikimedia Communications Committee, chairing its Translation Subcommittee, and has worked with translators on various Wikimedia projects. She is also a volunteer member of Wikimedia Board Election Committee since 2005.
She is an aesthetician with an M.A. from Osaka University, and since 1994 she has been a Ph.D. candidate there. She was an adjunct lecturer of Western culture at Koyasan University from 1997 till 1999. Her academic interest is in ontological concepts of creativity and art as communal collaborations in aesthetics of German idealism, and its relationship to its antecedent German mysticism.
This BoF is aiming to encourage Wikimedia editors to share their experiences on translations and its coordination, specially concerning with international/cross-project community building, through brainstorming. Possible topics are including: solutions to problems they have met in their works, how to get people involved, how to organize a good workplace for translation, which kind of information should/is expected to be translated from local communities.