Newham student quizzes Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Nikin Kamothi questions Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Nikin Kamothi questions Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales - Credit: Archant

Wikipedia boss Jimmy Wales gave students the chance to quiz him on running the world’s largest collaborative website last week.

Nikin Kamothi, 20, from Newham, was one of three Barking and Dagenham College students invited to interview the Internet entrepreneur.

For 20 minutes they had free rein to get the lowdown on everything from what the word ‘wiki’ means to how the company makes money.

The students also put their own business ideas past the entrepreneur to see what he reckoned of them.

Adnan Mahmood, entrepreneurial coordinator at the college, said the students were “incredible”.

He said: “Their energy, enthusiasm and willingness to seek out and exploit every opportunity is to be commended.

“They had the opportunity to learn from the best in business, rub shoulders with leading entrepreneurs and develop their networking skills.”

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Students also heard from from Betfair co-founder Ed Wray at the Q&A session on June 27.