Quiddity (WMF)
Quiddity (WMF)
"Whoever dies with the most toys perspectives, wins."

About me

I've been a Wikimedian since 2005. See my enwiki userpage, User:Quiddity, for details about me, links that I regularly use, and most of my volunteer contributions. I prefer to use the pseudonym "Quiddity" throughout, as a single name is easier for everyone to follow, plus it's good to promote a culture of acceptance for pseudonymity (as cover for those who need it).

I live in Canada, and am interested in anything related to words, felines, connections, documentation, and design.


(and so many more...)
Linkhubs / disambigs / essays / notes

My work

Currently, I am: working with the Abstract Wikipedia team; publishing Tech News, and assorted backup-work and smaller/side-projects.

Background: After 8 years of volunteering, I was hired by the Foundation in September 2013. From then until now I have been working as a Community Relations Specialists, helping to ensure open lines of communication between our editing community and the developers, and surfacing issues that are important to our editors. (Essentially, that means I tried to read everything (twice), to point the staff and the communities towards documentation or discussions that need attention and input, to investigate problems, and to compile potential solutions).

I have previously worked: with the Collaboration team (on Notifications and Flow); on Hovercards; with Community Tech on the Community Wishlists; on Movement Strategy phase 1; with Hackathon organizers; with the Wikimedia Cloud Services team on documentation and comms; with the Reading Web team on the Desktop Improvements project; with the Advancement dept on documentation and comms; and on various other endeavours and side-projects.

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

On my talk pages,

or via email (nwilson(_AT_)wikimedia.org),

or on IRC as "quiddity". #wikimedia-techconnect

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