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Marty Hernandez Avedon (he/they), Technical Writer and Contributor at Mediawiki

At Wikipedia Day 2019, in Manhattan (front, far left).

I'm a technical writer and software developer from New York City. My most recent project with WMF involved improving documentation for the deployment pipeline. I also occasionally volunteer on the English Wikipedia, doing copy edits. I am no longer interning or contracting with the Foundation.

From late 2018 to early 2019, I interned at Wikimedia within the Outreachy program. In 2018, I apprenticed at Microsoft, on Azure team. Prior to coding, I used to write short web articles and do print design for local businesses and nonprofits.

Local time[edit]

-5 UTC (EST), click through for exact time at my location


Besides volunteering, I've worked on several projects for the Foundation as a contractor.

Improvements to documentation describing the deployment pipeline

This project began in late April, 2019, and I worked on it through the spring of that year. More details on Wikitech

A screenshot of the Picture of the Day Viewer available on the MediaWiki Code Samples repo, at Github
Picture of the Day Viewer app screenshot

Improve top 50 viewed pages of the MediaWiki Action API & create a demo app to educate users[1][2]

My internship with WMF ran from December 2018 until March 2019, with a trial period in October 2018. It was sponsored by Outreachy, a project of the Software Freedom Conservancy.