User:SSethi (WMF)

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Srishti Sethi
Srishti Sethi
Developer Advocate, Technical Engagement, Wikimedia Foundation
It is important to go to places where you are rare so that you can help your colleagues with your unique skills ~ Megan Smith

About me

I originally hail from Bikaner, India. Before joining the Wikimedia Foundation, I was a student researcher at the MIT Media Lab exploring how online platforms for learning could be made more peer-led, engaging, participatory and accessible to diverse populations. At the Media Lab, I contributed to the design, development, and research of Unhangout, a platform for running large-scale unconference style events online.

Before MIT, I was working as a software developer with a startup organization in India. As an undergrad, I was involved with the open source community GNOME and its educational project GCompris.

My work

I support the efforts of the organization to engage volunteer developers in Wikimedia software projects and to grow our technical community.

My work involves coordinating Wikimedia's participation in the mentoring programs such as Google Summer of Code and Outreachy, researching new developers experiences in our community and ways to improve outreach and retention, promoting developer projects through various venues, etc. Here is a list of my tasks on Phabricator: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/people/tasks/8466/

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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