Jon Harald Søby

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en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
nb-N Denne brukeren har norsk som morsmål og behersker bokmål.
nn-3 Denne brukaren meistrar nynorsk flytande.
sv-3 Den här användaren har avancerade kunskaper i svenska.
da-2 Denne bruger har et godt kendskab til dansk.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf fortgeschrittenem Niveau.
sw-2 Mtumiaji huyu ni mwongeaji wa Kiswahili cha kiwango cha Wastani.
eo-1 Ĉi tiu uzanto povas komuniki per baza nivelo de Esperanto.
es-1 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento básico del español.
ro-1 Acest utilizator poate contribui cu un nivel de bază de română.

My name is Jon Harald Søby, and I am a Community Fellow working as a contractor for the Wikimedia Foundation. I live in Trondheim, Norway, where I study linguistics.

I have been a Wikimedian since February 2005, working mainly on the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia, where I have been an administrator since April 2005. I have also contributed, and continue to do so, in many other facets of the Wikimedia movement: currently I run a global bot, help translate the MediaWiki interface into Norwegian on Translatewiki, and serve as an administrator, bureaucrat, checkuser and oversighter on the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia, help answering e-mail inquiries on OTRS and do miscellaneous other tasks where needed.

In the past I have also been a steward, been part of the Wikimedia Foundation's board election committee a number of times, served on the board of Wikimedia Norge, on the election committee of Wikimedia Sverige. I have attended all Wikimanias since 2007, and have attended numerous other wikimeets around the world (though mostly confined to Scandinavia of course).

I started to work in the Wikimedia Foundation in July 2011, as a Fundraiser Production Coordinator, and as such helped set up banners, landing pages and CentralNotice campaigns for the 2011 Fundraiser, but had a special focus on coordinating the translations of the fundraiser and simplifying the translation process. I am currently expanding on that work, to streamline the translation process on Meta to make it easy to use both for translators and for those requesting translations.