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Jan Ainali

Jan Ainali

is @sweden 2016-05-23 to 2016-05-30

Hello! I’m Jan Ainali and I’m @sweden this week. Usually I’m @Jan_Ainali, but I also use a few other accounts for work and fun. I am a consultant in all things open at my own business @openbydefault.

Right now, I’m doing a walk for open data and the global Sustainable Development Goals from Ystad to Stockholm, which will tally up to around 1,000 kilometres. When I’m writing this, I have already walked 660 kilometres in 37 days. I use the Swedish allemansrätten all the time, so expect to see a lot of outdoor photos.

I’m sort of a geek and love science, technology and knowledge in general. I guess that’s what made me tangled up in Wikipedia in the first place. One thing led to another and I ended up being the executive director of Wikimedia Sverige, the Swedish chapter of the movement, for a couple of years.

What else? I am a vegan, feminist and atheist, vote for the green party, love a good beer and try to help make the world a better place.

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Latest tweets

Latest tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden – Jan Ainali

@sweden May 29, 2016, 10:58 p.m.

So thanks again for the good times, and don't forget to stay #open!

@sweden May 29, 2016, 10:22 p.m.

@TheSimArchitect @Wikipedia it really does. And you can't make too big mess either, it has a well proven version control system

@sweden May 29, 2016, 10:09 p.m.

Who will be first with this in Sweden? Stockholm? Helsingborg? Someone else? #opendata

@sweden May 29, 2016, 10 p.m.

RT @Moedas: All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under #EU proposals #openscience #openaccess

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:59 p.m.

RT @txtbks: To the person who saw me running in a @PLOS tshirt tonight and yelled "#OpenAccess rules!" out your car window... Call me maybe?

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:35 p.m.

And do contact your local politicians and ask them to release some #opendata, it will speed up the process.

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:33 p.m.

Or if you take any nice pictures on your vacation (or at home!), consider uploading them to @WikiCommons at

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:29 p.m.

For you who hadn't edited @Wikipedia, please try it! It needs more editors, in all languages!

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:28 p.m.

If you like @Wikipedia and know Swedish I can recommend @SveWikipedia, @RiksdagWikiEdit and @nyligenavlidna, all twitter bots I made.

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:23 p.m.

Follow the continued walk on @y2s_se or me personally at @Jan_Ainali. If you want to get in touch professionally you can use @openbydefault

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:21 p.m.

This has been a pleasure, but the week is about to end. Thank you all for keeping me company on my #y2s walk.

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:20 p.m.

@EbbaOstlin @Hockey_Ulf Kanon, då ses vi på tisdag morgon!

@sweden May 29, 2016, 9:01 p.m.

Next week you will meet @agneskilponen, who, according to her bio, wants me to be myself. I'm cool with that!

@sweden May 29, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Got a surprise visit by @bjornfalkevik and Cheyenne! Vegan pizza and people's beer!

@sweden May 29, 2016, 8:05 p.m.

RT @elioqoshi: My #OpenSourceDesign startup is now live! Check out @uraworks to find out how to bring great design to your #OpenSource proj…

@sweden May 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

@kristin_wester bilberry is the kind of blueberry we have in Sweden :)

@sweden May 29, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

@kristin_wester cloudberry. On place 3 is bilberry and 4 strawberry

@sweden May 29, 2016, 6:43 p.m.

I believe the lingon berries blossoms. That is my second favorite jam.