Difference between revisions of "User:Evan"
Revision as of 14:20, 6 March 2007
My goal as a Wikitraveller is to channel other contributors' exuberance and knowledge to best meet our goals. With technology, community guidelines and policy, and day-to-day copyediting and re-structuring, I want to optimize the impact of Wikitravellers' efforts, and shorten the distance between editors and readers.
I have a todo list and some tools. I also have a workspace where I test out new articles and ideas. On a personal note, I have a wishlist of places I'd like to visit, and a friend-of-a-friend listing page.
Probably the best way to reach me is through my talk page. Just edit the page and put in your message. I'm much more amenable to requests if you take the time to learn and use our local methods of communication.
Press and other people who don't bother adapting to local mores can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +1-514-554-EVAN.
I've got a half-baked home page at http://evan.prodromou.name/ .
I've volunteered as a docent for some destinations. Feel free to contact me by any of the above electronic methods (please don't phone!) if you have questions about one of those places.
6 March -> 27 March
Maj, Amita June and I are on our way to Austin for wikevent:South by Southwest. After the conference, we'll spend 10 days on the Gulf Coast of Texas, and then we're in Las Vegas for ASIS&T Information Architecture Summit.
I'll be reachable by mobile phone pretty much constantly, and I've got wireless connectivity at all locations.
In 2001 I got a generous layoff package from RSA Security and took the opportunity to quit the expensive hurly-burly SF lifestyle. I piled my belongings into the back of my beloved 1972 Citroen DS and spent the next 6 months alone driving around Canada, the United States, and Mexico. I eventually settled in Montreal to write my first novel (still unfinished), then joined Maj in Geneva for a round-the-world trip including touring Southeast Asia and living in Lisbon for a season. We returned to Montreal in July 2003 for Maj to start graduate school at McGill University, and as a side-project started Wikitravel.
A year later, we were married on the platform of the Biosphère in Montreal. Today, we're still living in Montreal, parents of a beautiful 17-month-old girl named Amita June. I work on Wikitravel full time doing development and system administration, and try to find time to write.