I discovered Wikipedia in late 2003, and was amazed by the energy of the project. Pretty soon after I started contributing patches to the software and helped scale the site from two overloaded boxes to a cluster. In 2011 I finally joined the Foundation professionally.
Outside of work, I like all things outdoors. I used to do a lot of sailing, but these days I spend more time in the mountains.
Between 2011 and July 2014 I led the development of a bi-directional conversion between Wikitext and HTML in the Parsoid project.
- gwicke on irc.freenode.net (channels #mediawiki-parsoid, #wikimedia-services)