It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing that Matthew Flaschen has joined the
Wikimedia Foundation as a Features Engineer.
Before joining us, Matthew was working at Entech Consulting doing a whole bunch of
web-projects from electricity utility sites to a cell phone store. He received his B.S. in
Computer Science as recently as December 2010 from Georgia Tech.
At Georgia Tech, he was the lead developer of the ProveIt Gadget which is live on
English Wikipedia which is “probably the most advanced and easy-to-use referencing tool
available to editors.” He’s also been a Wikipedia editor ([[User:Superm401]]) since 2004
and administrator since 2006. He hit the ground running with the Experimentation team so
fast that he was still being interviewed when one of the team members wrote: “his
integration with the team has been so seamless that I’ve to remind myself a few times that
he is not yet a bona-fide employee.”
His first official day actually was on December 3rd because my team pressured me to start
paying him. :-) He is working with the Experimentation team on extensions (such as
Onboarding) and core functionality. Beyond that he’s very interested in using tools to
improve our development process, so I won’t be surprised if Ori steals him so they can
Pinky-and-the-Brain other projects at the WMF.
Matt lives in Philadelphia. He will be working remotely, but is working in San Francisco
all next week (starting Monday the 10th).
Please join me in a belated welcome of Matthew Flaschen to the Wikimedia Foundation. :-)
terry chay 최태리
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