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.
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.
- E-mail: dhornwikimedia.org
- IRC: dannyh