I started as a volunteer developer for MediaWiki in 2007, and wrote the edit modules for the MediaWiki API. Later in 2007, I took over as the maintainer of the API, and kept doing that until I was hired by the Foundation in 2009.
I have a Bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of Groningen (2008-2011), and a Master's in Computer Science from Stanford University (2012-2014).
I started at the Foundation as a contractor in 2009, and became an employee in 2012 after moving from the Netherlands to San Francisco. I was on the usability team originally, which was dissolved in 2010 and merged into the features engineering team. In 2010 and 2011, I wrote ResourceLoader with Trevor Parscal. Currently, I am on the VisualEditor team, working on the data model component. Ever since I was hired, I have also been working on lots of other things, mostly related to MediaWiki core and the MediaWiki deployment on the WMF servers.
- E-mail: roanwikimedia.org
- IRC: RoanKattouw in #mediawiki-visualeditor , #wikimedia-dev and some other channels
- Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
- Usual working hours: 10am-6pm Pacific Time