I just joined the group and want to introduce myself.
I am a native Seattleite (Garfield High School, 1984) but majored in German
and have lived/worked 12 years of my adult life in Europe (Germany, France,
UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Slovakia).
Professionally I am an international product manager specialized in
localization. I recently left my last position and am looking for a new job
based in Seattle with international travel or be based abroad.
There are two reasons I joined the Wikimedia-Cascadia group:
1/ Wikimedia is for me the ultimate internet organization: my internet
career is a extension of my interest in languages and inspiration of the
internet as a communications medium to make information available across
languages regardless of time + geography -- exactly what Wikimedia does! I
want to be involved with Wikimedia.
2/ I have a social-entrepreneurial idea around digitizing old print
periodicals for which I would like to use some of Wikimedia's open-source
tools or potentially even partner with Wikimedia itself. I have talked to
Jonathan Morgan about it and he suggested I join this group and see if there
are some people who would be interested in working on the idea with me.
So if anyone in this group (or has friends outside this group) has a passion
for digitizing print materials from the past (ex. DIY music/culture
magazines, neighborhood newsletters, school newsletters), send me an email.
In any case, I hope to meet you in person at an upcoming Wikimedia-Cascadia
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