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I am James Hare, also called "Harej". I have been a contributor to Wikimedia projects, principally Wikipedia and Wikidata, since 2004. I co-founded Wikimedia District of Columbia in 2011 and served on its board of directors until 2018. I worked as a grantee of the Wikimedia Foundation, working on software design and research, and as a consultant to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (a division of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) on Wikimedia engagement and contribution. I worked as a contractor and then employee of the Wikimedia Foundation from January 2018 to August 2019.

I have gone back to consulting, currently working generally on MediaWiki deployment and Wikibase adoption. Specific projects include:

  • Working with Internet Archive on IABot (dead link fixing bot) and Wikidata outreach
  • Covid19Relay, funded by WikiCred