I've been a Wikipedia editor since 2002 on the English Wikipedia and a few other Wikimedia projects (see my personal account).
In May 2012, I joined the Wikimedia Foundation as a "product manager", initially for VisualEditor, then the Editing Team, and later the lead product manager for all contribution systems. In 2018, I moved to be a software engineer, working on reliability, infrastructure, developer tooling, and continuous integration and deployment, and preparing for the production kubernetes migration. In 2020 I helped found the mw:Abstract Wikipedia team, where I currently serve as technical lead.
- E-mail: jforresterwikimedia.org
- IRC: "James_F" on Libera.Chat
- Mastodon: @mastodon.social/@jdforrester