User:DannyH (WMF)

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Danny Horn
Danny Horn
Director of Product Management, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

In December 2005, I co-founded Muppet Wiki, a collaborative encyclopedia about Jim Henson and the Muppets. I instantly fell in love with collaborative writing, and the awesome power of the wiki platform.

Muppet Wiki turned into a huge, beautiful, and deeply peculiar site -- more than 25,000 pages, so far -- and building the wiki quickly became my favorite thing to do. Since 2005, I've made more than 125,000 content edits on Muppet Wiki.

I was the kind of user at Wikia who has tons of ideas about how to make the site better, and I talked a lot to the community and product teams there. By 2007, I'd left my job as an educator at a non-profit agency, moved to San Francisco, and started working for Wikia, building lots of different projects aimed at increasing the number of contributors and contributions on the site. In 2014, I left Wikia and started working for the Wikimedia Foundation.

Outside of work, I also write a daily blog called "Dark Shadows Every Day", about the 1960s vampire soap opera.

This is my work account, which I use for my job at the Wikimedia Foundation. My volunteer account is User:Toughpigs; I've been editing Wikipedia since 2005.

My work

I've been working for the Wikimedia Foundation since 2014. I'm a Director of Product Management, working with the Editing team, the Growth team, the Community Tech team, the Anti-Harassment Tools team, and the Language team. I'm also working on the 2019 Talk pages consultation.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: dhorn@wikimedia.org
  • IRC: dannyh