AKlapper (WMF)

Member since January, 2013
Andre Klapper
Andre Klapper
Bug wrangler, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

  • I am Andre and I'm a bugmaster. In the free and open source software world I spend some time on Wikimedia, GNOME and Mozilla. I live in Europe and I occasionally blog.

My work

I'm the bug wrangler at the Wikimedia Foundation since October 2012. This means I manage software bug reports and enhancements requests in the Wikimedia bugtracker (Phabricator). I "triage" and clean up reports to get them into a better state whenever needed, co-maintain the bugtracker, traditionally help describing and improving workflows and common practices in bug report management (though this is now mostly done by WMF's Team Practices Group), and try to save a bit of time of users, developers, maintainers, managers, release engineering, quality assurance and any other stakeholders involved in managing software bugs and feature requests. Furthermore, I am also involved in maintaining Metrics about Wikimedia's technical community, and co-organize Wikimedia's participation in Google Code-In. There is a list of Phabricator tasks that I currently work on or plan to work on. (Until 09 January 2013 I just had one user account, Malyacko, for my personal and staff edits.)

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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