[Foundation-l] Announcing Fabrice Florin and Oliver Keyes

Howie Fung hfung at wikimedia.org
Mon Oct 24 07:40:30 UTC 2011


I am pleased to announce that we have two contractors joining the Technology
team.  Fabrice Florin will be joining us for the next six months as Product
Consultant, leading the development of the next version of the Article
Feedback Tool.  Oliver Keyes (User: Ironholds on enwp) will be joining us as
a community liaison for the next three months.  His role is to help ensure
that the community input is better incorporated into WMF’s product
development process.

Fabrice has extensive background in the fields of education and journalism.
 He is founder and executive director of NewsTrust, a nonprofit social news
site devoted to good journalism -- as well as Truthsquad, a network
dedicated to fact-checking the political claims made during election
campaigns.  His previous ventures include: Handtap, a wireless content
service for mobile phones; shockwave.com, a web entertainment site at
Macromedia; Apple Computer's Multimedia Lab, a new media R&D group; and a
variety of other roles in media and technology.  Fabrice earned four patents
for his interactive TV work at Apple and was recently elected an Ashoka
Fellow for his work as social entrepreneur [1]. Read more in his online bio[2].

Oliver has been an editor since 2006 and is both an administrator and an
OTRS volunteer on the English Wikipedia. With strong experience in content
creation as well as administrative tasks, he has a broad base of knowledge
that will undoubtedly be helpful in coordinating community feedback,
organizing discussions, and making sure more voices are heard as part of the
product development process.

As many of you know, the Tech department continues to look for ways to
gather input from our experienced editors when designing new features.
 Oliver’s job will be to act as a conduit between WMF’s development team and
members of the community, helping editors make suggestions on feature
development and helping ensure that the Foundation incorporates this input.

Fabrice may be reached at fflorin at wikimedia dot org, as well as his
userpages on the English Wikipedia and Mediawiki ([[User:Fabrice Florin]]).
 Oliver will be on the projects as [[User:Ironholds]] and [[User:Okeyes
(WMF)]]; he can also be contacted directly via

We’re very excited to be working with Fabrice and Oliver.  Please join me in
welcoming them!

Howie Fung
Senior Product Manager
Wikimedia Foundation

[1] http://www.ashoka.org/fellow/fabrice-florin
[2] http://newstrust.net/about/bio_florin

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