I have been working with the Wikimedia Foundation since October of 2011 and I love my job. I work on the Community Events team managing the Thematic and Growth Conference Grants that come through the conference grants program. Before working on Conference Grants I ran all of the Technical Events organized by the Wikimedia Foundation including the Wikimania Hackathons, our Technical Conferences and Developer Summits and partnered with a different affilaite every year to organize the main Wikimedia Hackathon. Outside of work I volunteer for a Search and Rescue Team and spend a lot of time in the mountains.
- E-mail: rfarrandwikimedia.org
- IRC: dynosaur OR rfarrand