Community health initiative/The Team

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Community health initiative

Helping the Wikimedia volunteer community to reduce the level of harassment and disruptive behavior on our projects

The Community health initiative is a cross-department program run by the Wikimedia Foundation. People active in the work include:

  • David Barratt, Software Developer. David previously worked as a Software Engineer for iHeartMedia and Golf Channel. David is also a core contributor to the Drupal project. As software developer, David is responsible for writing and testing the Anti-Harassment Tools software.
  • Trevor Bolliger, Product Manager. Trevor previously worked for six years on MediaWiki contribution and moderation features at Wikia. As Product Manager, Trevor is responsible for prioritization of projects and tickets, project documentation, and setting project goals and scope.
  • Thalia Chan, Software Developer. Thalia has previously worked for Mozilla and contributed libraries to the Julia programming language. As software developer, Thalia is responsible for writing and testing the Anti-Harassment Tools software.
  • Patrick Earley, Program Manager. ~~Patrick gets to write about himself here and his responsibilities on the team~~
  • Alex Ezell, Engineering Manager. Alex has been building web apps since 1998 across several states and countries. As the team's Engineering Manager, he focuses on growing the team's skillsets and releasing quality software at a predictable pace.
  • Claudia Lo, Research Designer. Claudia is a qualitative researcher focusing on online social interactions. As research designer, Claudia is responsible for generating research to help the team make informed design decisions, as well as measure the team's impact.
  • Dayllan Maza, Software Developer. Dayllan previously worked as a Software Engineer for various organizations in New York and Florida. As software developer, Dayllan is responsible for writing and testing the Anti-Harassment Tools software.
  • Sydney Poore, Trust and Safety Specialist. Sydney is a long-time English Wikipedia contributor and administrator and previously served on the FDC and ArbCom. As Trust and Safety Specialist, Sydney is responsible for facilitating the crucial lines of communication between this team and the Wikimedia community.
  • Prateek Saxena, User Experience Designer. Prateek enjoys doing both development and design, he secretly wants every website to run either MediaWiki or Wordpress. As the team's designer, he is responsible for making sure that our products are well designed and help users achieve their goals.
  • Moriel Schottlender, Tech Lead. ~~Moriel gets to write about herself here and her responsibilities on the team~~
  • Morten Warncke-Wang, Data Analyst. ~~Morten gets to write about himself here and his responsibilities on the team~~
  • Other key affiliated WMF staff include Danny Horn, Ryan Kaldari, James Alexander, Joe Sutherland, and Christel Steigenberger