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May 17, 2012, 10:29 AM
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I think you're gonna love living in California, James. But what will be
Re: [Announcement] James Forrester joins WMF as Technical Product Analyst
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Privvy Council do without you? Maybe WMF can build a special privy for you
(kidding)? Seriously though, this is great news for WMF.
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 9:52 AM, Howie Fung <hfung [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> It’s my pleasure to announce that James Forrester is joining our San
> Francisco office as a Technical Product Analyst, supporting the Visual
> Editor team. James started his work as a remote contractor yesterday
> and will be joining us in San Francisco later this year as a staff
> James will help prioritize the short term and long term work log on
> the Visual Editor, conduct user research, and incorporate community
> feedback into the development process.
> As many of you know, James is a long-time Wikimedian. He started
> contributing to English Wikipedia in October 2002, and was a founding
> member of their Arbitration Committee. He was also the movement’s
> volunteer Chief Research Officer, helping shepherd the predecessor of
> what is today the Research Committee, has for years been the
> “gopher-in-chief” at the Wikimania community conferences, and helped
> found Wikimedia UK in 2005.
> James joins us following a successful career in the UK government,
> where he implemented key open access and open government initiatives.
> Most recently, he was the acting Head of data.gov.uk, and then the
> Digital Engagement Policy Lead in the Government Digital Service, both
> at the Cabinet Office. James holds a Masters of Engineering in
> Computer Science from the University of Warwick.
> Beyond technology, James has strong interests in international
> politics, physics, communications, economics, law, the constitutional
> history of Britain, and education.
> Please join me in welcoming James!
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