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?
I contributed a chapter on User Experience to the Open Advice book, a collection of essays, stories and lessons learned by members of the Free Software community, edited by Lydia Pintscher.
In 2011, I authored a chapter about the architecture of MediaWiki, the software that powers Wikipedia and its sister sites, for inclusion in the book The Architecture of Open Source Applications, volume 2. The chapter was based on the shared knowledge of MediaWiki developers, and written in collaboration with Sumana Harihareswara.
From 2011 to 2014, I managed technical communications at the Wikimedia Foundation. This notably included: assembling, editing and publishing monthly technical reports; authoring and editing technical blog posts; and creating and maintaining tools and processes for project documentation.
For three years, I worked at the crossroads of physics, microelectronics, biology and chemistry to develop miniaturized laboratories based on a polymer that changes properties with temperature.
In 2005 and 2006, I co-organized the Interclubs shows, an annual series of scripted performances bringing together hundreds of students from dozens of clubs, from the astronomy club, to the Salsa dance club, to the karate club, to the library club. This included writing the play’s script, creating the décor and costumes, coordinating the appearances of all the clubs, and surviving a ridiculous number of puns.