Best known as the founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger is credited for creating the best news source in the world. The project developer spotted a gap in the market for an online encyclopedia when he struggled to find information at college, so joined Nupedia in 2000. From humble beginnings, Larry created Wikipedia, the internationally recognised goliath of information. When appearing at speaking engagements, audiences revel in Larry's incredible story, eager to gain a backstage pass to the founding of such a recognised website.
A self-described "website philosopher", as opposed to a businessman, Larry is dedicated to organising free to access online knowledge. His speeches stray away from business jargon or money-making strategies, and instead focuses on the moral responsibility of online information sources to be credible and trustworthy. Larry's innovative approach valued the input of others. Commonly known as Wikis, such sites allow any internet user to upload their own information. As a speaker, Larry discusses the positives and negatives of wikis, including the impact of anarchist content creators.
Larry joined the Nupedia team in 2000 as their Editor-In-Chief. When he spotted an opportunity for a wiki-based site, he left to start Wikipedia in 2001. The website exploded in popularity. The community of information-driven writers created content pages for users to enjoy, but the site was infiltrated anarchists and Larry left in 2002. He values authority and integrity, so founded Citizendium in 2006, a site that was everything that Wikipedia couldn't be. With an expert review process, all of the information was put through rigorous validity testing.
Additional projects include WatchKnowLearn, an online educational source that has gained over six million views. And Encyclosphere, a decentralised network of high standard information. From graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy from Ohio State University in 2000, to founding the web's most used online encyclopedia only a year later, Larry has led a life that some may only dream of. His speeches are utterly enthralling, taking his audience on a journey through his incredible professional career. He can inspire event guests to fill a gap in the market, to take the leap and supply their own service many may think impossible.