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Rob Lanphier
Director of Platform Engineering, Wikimedia Foundation
Rob Lanphier

About me

I've been at the Wikimedia Foundation since June 2010. Prior to that, I worked at Linden Lab (makers of Second Life) and before that, at RealNetworks for nine years, where I co-authored/edited the RTSP and SMIL specifications, and later helped Real open source much of its code as "Helix".

My work

I use this account (RobLa-WMF) for any editing relating to my job function. When I'm just goofing around, I use RobLa.
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

  • Email: robla at