Software developer, internationalization, Wikimedia Foundation
"הנקודה בסוף המשפט הזה תמוקם נכון רק באמצעות העורך החזותי."
I was born in Moscow and I lived in Israel since 1991. I have a B.A. in Linguistics and Hebrew language from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and I am studying for an M.A. in Romance studies.
I buy plastic CDs, vinyl records and paper books and I don't plan to stop doing this any time soon. In particular, I buy a dictionary of a language that is spoken in every country that I visit.
I've been editing Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wiktionary and Wikibooks in Hebrew, English, Russian, Catalan and other languages since 2005 using the username Amire80, which I still use most of the time for personal volunteer editing.
Over the years I cared more and more about languages issues—fonts, bidirectional text, language-related templates, translation, etc. I reported many bugs about them, tested language support of new features, helped Wikipedias in new languages to start, etc. After Wikimania 2011 in Haifa, in the production of which I was involved, I was hired by the Foundation to work full-time developing language-related Wikimedia-related software.
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, and edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.