Two years ago, I discovered that I was on the autism spectrum. As I learned more about myself and the way my brain worked, I started to look at past experiences through the lens of this newly-found aspect. In this essay, I share some of what I’ve learned along the way about my successes, my failures, and many things that confused me in the past, notably in my experiences in the Wikimedia movement.
In 2015, I supported the VisualEditor team with research and analyses, notably by performing a weekly qualitative review of edits made with VisualEditor, and by analyzing the most cited domains in Wikipedia references.
In 2014, I posted a few photos, I continued to work on technical communications at Wikimedia before a role change, I learned more about myself, I moved to California, and I hiked a lot.
In 2014 and 2015, I led the File metadata cleanup drive, a community effort to fix file description pages and tweak license templates, to ensure that multimedia files consistently contain machine-readable metadata across Wikimedia wikis.
An illustrated interactive timeline that highlights the main and coolest stories about what happened on Wikipedia and across the Wikimedia movement in 2013.
Every week, tech ambassadors assemble, simplify and translate “Tech News,” a curated newsletter then delivered to hundreds of subscribers across wikis. But how exactly did this start, how does it work behind the scenes, and how does it fit within our efforts to bring developers and users closer together?
If you’ve ever wanted to be kept informed of technical changes likely to impact your Wikimedia experience, you’ll want to subscribe to Tech News, a weekly newsletter than can be delivered directly to your talk page.
A new video player has been enabled on Wikipedia and its sister sites, and it comes with the promise of bringing free educational videos to more people, on more devices, in more languages.
An experiment in wikiarchaeology, during which I attempted to provide a high-level view of the history of Wikipedia and its community.
The second volume of the Architecture of Open-Source Applications book, which includes a chapter on MediaWiki, is now available online and on lulu.com.