Hello all, I’m really happy to announce that Fabrice Florin is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as Product Manager for New Editor Engagement.
In this position, Fabrice will take the lead in articulating and refining, in partnership with the community and the engineering team, the requirements for some of our most important features: those which will help us increase the engagement and retention of new contributors to Wikimedia projects. Fabrice has already been supporting us as a contractor on the Article Feedback V5 project, and I’m really pleased that he’s joining us full-time, starting next week. Six years ago, Fabrice founded NewsTrust, a non-profit organization dedicated to to helping people find quality journalism. As its Executive Director, Fabrice built the organization and the product from scratch, with a small team. NewsTrust is a fascinating community in its own right, and Fabrice and I first met when we discussed what lessons could be learned for Wikimedia’s own forays into rating/assessment tools. Before that, Fabrice had a long carreer in the tech and media industry. He was VP of Online Entertainment at Macromedia, CEO of Zenda, Executive Producer at Apple, and President of Videowest. Read more in his online bio: http://bit.ly/fab-bio Fabrice is perhaps the first WMF staffer with an IMDB entry. He directed the 1984 documentary “Hackers” which featured early tech luminaries like Bill Atkinson, Lee Felsenstein, Richard Stallman and Steve Wozniak. Please join me in giving him a big welcome to the Wikimedia movement. :-) Erik -- Erik Möller VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation Support Free Knowledge: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate _______________________________________________ Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately directed to Foundation-L, the public mailing list about the Wikimedia Foundation and its projects. For more information about Foundation-L: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l _______________________________________________ WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list WikimediaAnnouncefirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaannounce-l