I started as a volunteer developer for MediaWiki in 2007, and wrote the edit modules for the MediaWiki API. Later in 2007, I took over as the maintainer of the API, and kept doing that until I was hired by the Foundation in 2009.
I have a Bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of Groningen (2008-2011), and a Master's in Computer Science from Stanford University (2012-2014).
I started at the Foundation in 2009, on the usability team. In 2010 and 2011, I wrote ResourceLoader with Trevor Parscal. From 2011 until 2015, I worked on VisualEditor. After that, I was the lead engineer on the Collaboration team, then the Growth team. Currently, I'm the lead engineer on the Design Systems Team.
- E-mail: roanwikimedia.org
- IRC: RoanKattouw in #wikimedia-collaboration, #wikimedia-dev and some other channels
- Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
- Usual working hours: 10am-6pm Pacific Time