I started as a Wikipedian, being mostly active on the German Wikipedia (where I'm a sysop and was oversighter), but now I am a cross-wiki contributor. Beside Wikipedia, I'm an OTRS volunteer and a MediaWiki developer, as well as a sysop on meta and two smaller projects: MediaWiki.org and Wikimania wikis. Currently, I'm involved in facilitating communication between WMF and German Wikipedia's community.
- What I do here
- Stewards/elections 2010 – I helped create and monitor the template system for the vote, and verify eligibility of candidates
- Translations. I translate English->German and sometimes German->English
- Participation in all kinds of projects/discussions/polls/etc.
- Countervandalism, admin stuff
- What I do on Wikimedia projects
- (organizing) I organize events, such as the Bavarian Parliament project, done in spring 2012, or the panel on the Image filter (which I also moderated) with Ting Chen, Pavel Richter and User:Carbidfischer in 2011.
- (organizing) I'm active in the fundraiser both by writing appeals on my own and encouraging others to participate.
- (maintenance) Administrative work on Wikipedia, MediaWiki.org, Meta and various other wikis.
- (content) Writing and improving articles for Wikipedia and other projects.
- (content) Helping with requests on Foundation wiki feedback and work on foundation wiki.
- (technical) Supporting new Wikimedians and answering their questions (especially about technical issues)
- (technical) Filing bug reports and feature requests, and then fixing them myself :) (I have a SVN commit access)
- (technical) Creating complex templates using ParserFunctions and magic words
How to get in touch with me: