Hey everyone :)
I’m super excited to announce that Manuel Merz has joined the Wikidata
team as Analytics Product Manager!
Manuel and I will work closely together in supporting Wikidata’s
development and you all. As Wikidata's second product manager, Manuel
will especially focus on strengthening our data analytics and
long-term maintenance work. This includes the product responsibility
for bug reports from the Wikidata community, so you will see him more
and more on Phabricator.
Manuel is a long-time Wikimedian: He started as a volunteer Wikipedia
editor in 2006, has built up Wikimedia Deutschland's impact
orientation since 2012, and in 2019 in his free time, he published his
Ph.D. thesis on the Wikipedia community. He also runs a small software
development company which aids to his product management experience.
Please leave a note on his talk page
<https://wikidata.org/wiki/User:Manuel_Merz_(WMDE)> or write to him
directly anytime at manuel.merz(a)wikimedia.de. He will also be at
Wikimania, e.g. the Wikidata Pink Pony session, so this would be an
excellent way to get to know him!
Manuel, it's great to have you on the team!
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das
Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.