I've been an editor on the Wikimedia projects since 2004 and have contributed over 50,000 edits (mostly on English Wikipedia and Commons). Besides editing Wikipedia, I like to study bugs and spiders and sometimes do volunteer work with the organization Nerds for Nature. My other hobbies include mapping on openstreetmap.org, reading books about science and history, hiking, and doing macro photography. I enjoy traveling to warm climates and can often be heard complaining about how cold it is in San Francisco. Despite the suboptimal climate, I do enjoy the food and culture of the Bay Area.
I've worked as a software engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation since 2010. I first worked as a developer for the fundraising team during the 2010 and 2011 fundraisers, mostly working on CentralNotice and front-end components of DonationInterface. After that, I helped develop the UploadWizard and WikiLove extensions. In 2012, I joined the Editor Engagement team and worked on ArticleCreationWorkflow, PageTriage, and Echo (the current Wikipedia notification system). Since 2013, I've worked on the Mobile Web team. I've also done a few random side projects like Disambiguator, CongressLookup, and the Example extension.
- E-mail: rkaldariwikimedia.org
- IRC: kaldari