Techie ecosystem: contractors

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Wikimedia’s in-house tech staff has always been assisted by a fantastic volunteer infrastructure, from which most of us have been hired over the last few years. That relationship with our community also involves maintaining some important projects via contract positions…
Erik Zachte will be maintaining and improving our site statistics — integrating new page view counts and other valuable data in with the traditional edit stats he’s maintained for some time.
Aaron Schulz is working on Flagged Revisions, improvements to the CheckUser system, and many other tasks on editing and administrative workflow.
David McCabe is coming back to polish up his LiquidThreads project for us, a more flexible way to manage discussion pages which could be a big help especially for those large, ongoing forum-style pages like the Village Pumps.
We also get some great help from David Strauss who’s been getting our fundraising data integrated more solidly into a CiviCRM system, which is replacing the multiple different versions of custom-rolled fundraising databases we’ve gone through in the past.
Brion Vibber
Chief Technical Officer

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