User:Hobsonlane

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Articles I'm working on[edit]

Role at Wikipedia[edit]

I'd love to develop the skill to be a wikipedia editor or admin one day.

Admin mop question.svg This user is not a Wikipedia administrator but would like to be one someday.

Hobsonlane (talk) 01:52, 14 October 2013 (UTC)


Motivation[edit]

Contributing to the common good makes me feel good. Helping improve the clarity and accuracy of Wikipedia articles gives me as much joy as almost anything else I do, except when I let pride and cortisol get in the way of my judgement. On bad days of edit warring here I redirect my fading brain cycles to stackoverflow.com, where the gamification of do-gooding is more thorough.

I learn more from Wikipedia each day than from any other source of information.

Writing Credentials[edit]

  • Bachelors Degree in English Lit from Vanderbilt University

Technical Credentials[edit]

  • Bachelors Degree in Physics from Vanderbilt University
  • Masters Degree in Dynamics and Controls from Georgia Tech (ME Dept)
  • 15 years of autonomous system engineering in the aerospace industry
  • 5 years of middle management in the aerospace industry
  • 3 years of professional science and engineering teaching
  • 2 years as founder and CTO for 2 different startups while sailing around the world
  • 5 patents
  • 2 year of professional web development experience