Hi! I'm Italian, and I've been a steady presence in the Wikimedia Movement since ca. 2005 (former admin at Italian Wikipedia and Commons; main focus on copyright problems, communicating with our readers and content donors, partner institutions). Read more at my volunteer userpage. I use that account for all my volunteer work on the wikis.I can read a few languages, and Italian is my mother tongue. I find that, despite everything, English is a good common ground to communicate, so nobody needs to apologize while making the effort to use it. I truly welcome anyone's mediation to communicate with people unable to use it.
Generally speaking, my team of Community Relations Specialists (sitting in the Communications department) supports communications between the communities and the technical teams at the Wikimedia Foundation.
I was hired to assist with the launch of the visual editor in 2013; I helped several communities with its adoption, and I later got involved with other products and features before becoming my own team's line manager.
Quick links to my favourite resources:
- Tech ambassadors - Tech translators
- Editing's newsletter
- Visual editor's taskforce & Visual editor's community checklist