I began working for the Wikimedia Foundation in July 2015. I'm a computational linguist, and I like to do tricky things with text and mash numbers and words together in ways not intended by nature. If you ask me how many languages I speak, I may reply π. I � Unicode.
I worked on search engines before search engines were cool. When I have to work on _GitHub,_ //Phab,// and ''MediaWiki'' all on the same day, I sometimes suffer Severe Markup Incongruence Fatigue.
Don't tell anybody, but Wiktionary is my favorite wiki.
I'm part of the Search Platform team—née Discovery—and I spend my time working on search & relevance, trying to better support search in various languages, analyzing queries, and doing random mathy things. I tend to write long, detailed notes about my investigations (so as to improve the bus number of my work). I also try to share some of the interesting things I find with a wider, non-technical audience in posts to the Wikimedia blog.
- E-mail: tjoneswikimedia.org
- IRC: Trey314159 on freenode
- Trey314159 is my volunteer account on English Wikipedia and elsewhere.