[Foundation-l] Now hiring for Wikipedia Usability Initiative

Brion Vibber brion at wikimedia.org
Fri Jan 9 01:07:18 UTC 2009

I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation is now opening 
hiring for the Wikipedia Usability Initiative!

Realized by a grant from the Stanton Foundation, the goal of this 
initiative is to measurably increase the usability of Wikipedia for new 
contributors by improving the underlying software on the basis of user 
behavioral studies, thereby reducing barriers to public participation.

We have three positions open, all local in San Francisco. See the linked 
pages for details and how to submit your CV:




The new team will be lead by project manager Naoko Komura, who was very 
helpful in organizing localization and translations for our recent 
fundraiser, and will coordinate closely with me and the rest of 
Wikimedia's core developers. Also joining the project will be Wikimedia 
staff developer Trevor Parscal.

As always, all of Wikimedia's software development is open-source, and 
we expect to be able to roll improvements into the live Wikipedia 
environment and general MediaWiki releases over the course of the project.

-- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)
CTO, Wikimedia Foundation
San Francisco

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