User:Ijon

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Hi! My name is Asaf Bartov, and I'm a longtime volunteer on Wikipedia and some other Wikimedia projects.

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en-5 This user has professional knowledge of English.
he-N משתמש זה דובר עברית כשפת אם.
la-3 Hic usor callidissima Latinitate contribuere potest.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
es-1 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento básico del español.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
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I also work for the Wikimedia Foundation, but I use my staff account for edits made in that official capacity. Take a look at that page for more about my work at the Foundation. Before November 2014, I had been using this account to do my official work as staff as well, so many older grant discussions here on Meta will show official edits by me.

Things I do[edit]

I have been a practicing (volunteer) Wikipedian for many years; my home wiki is the Hebrew Wikipedia, but I make occasional contributions on the English Wikipedia as well. I have a strong background in software engineering, and an abiding interest in literature, education, open access, linked data, and library science.

Also as an unpaid volunteer, I am a founding editor of Project Ben-Yehuda and a teacher of classical Greek and Latin. I used to serve on the board of Wikimedia Israel.

Wikimedia tools I maintain[edit]

(All tools I write are open-source and available on GitHub.)

  • GLAMify -- for a given category on Commons, suggests images for articles based on another Wikipedia's use of those images
    • This tool interacts with Meta (on my own userspace) using the Ijonbot bot account.
  • ערך יומי בדואל -- a service sending a daily featured article, image, and "today in history" section from the Hebrew Wikipedia.
  • Cite4WikiNG -- a Mozilla Jetpack Firefox add-on for automagically creating a citation from the Web page you're currently on. This is a re-packaging of the older Cite4Wiki Firefox add-on, and I'm not actively developing it, but if there's interest, I might hack on it some more.

For developers[edit]

  • Dhole -- a Ruby gem providing ActiveRecord mapping of main Mediawiki DB entities and relationships
  • I've contributed some features and patches to Mediawiki-Gateway, the older Ruby Mediawiki API client gem. I still know it well, and am happy to help if you're trying to do something on Mediawiki in Ruby.