Please join me in welcoming David Chan as software engineer in the Language
Engineering team. Most you already know David from his awesome work on the
Visual Editor (VE) team integrating language support for the VE. We enjoyed
working with David so much that he will be now working full time at WMF
helping make the Visual Editor multilingual as well as developing
internationalization (i18n) and localization (L10n) tools to support 287
languages on Wikimedia sites.
David is a self-proclaimed i18n nerd with an interest in languages, both
major and lesser-resourced. He has been working in language technology
development for more than a decade having developed a English Welsh / Welsh
English content translation web service for Bangor University as well as
Android applications such as Ap Geiriaduron. He's been an open-source
enthusiast and contributor since 1997 and has campaigned for patent reform
in the UK. He's excited to be joining WMF and contributing to all things
David can be reached on email at dchan at wikimedia.org
and on our irc
channels including #mediawiki, #wikimedia-dev and #mediawiki-i18n.
Welcome David! I am excited to have you on the language engineering team!
Director of Engineering
Internationalization / Localization