Jon Harald Søby
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I have been a Wikipedian for more than seven years (since February 2005), and have been active in many facets of the Wikimedia movement. My primary wiki is the Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia, where I am a bureaucrat and administrator.
As a volunteer I am also active on the English Wiktionary, here on Meta, where I was once a steward, one of the most active translators for Norwegian (Bokmål) on Translatewiki.net, and have also been on the board of Wikimedia Norge. I am also one of the founding members of the language committee. I have also been to all Wikimanias since 2007.
When I'm not working with Wikimedia stuff, I study linguistics at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. I also love to travel, and have been to approximately 31 countries to date, most notably Tanzania, where I was on exchange for six months.
I was hired as a Fundraiser Production Coordinator in July 2011, and because of my experience with languages and translations in Wikimedia, I was asked to coordinate the translations of the fundraiser. This was turned into a Fellowship, focusing on improving the translation experience for fundraiser translators.
I am currently working on improving the translation system and communication structure for all translations on Meta, as well as working with the i18n team on several issues.