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I was born ''14 October'' 1968 in [[Cincinnati]], [[Ohio]] but moved to [[California]] at an early age. After graduating with a major in physics and a minor in English at the University of California at [[Berkeley]] in 1990, I spent a year writing software in [[Amsterdam]] before returning to [[San Francisco]] to join the nascent Internet boom. I did a stint working for Microsoft's Bay Area office, then I lept into the Web with both feet, working on dozens of Web sites and Web software packages between 1995 and 2001. I developed a passion for Open Source software and Open Content, grass-roots Internet culture, and SF's [[Black Rock City|Burning Man]]-oriented techno-artistico-music scene. I was lucky enough to meet [[User:Maj|Maj]] during this time.
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 [[:Image:Montreal Biodome.jpg|Biosphère]] in Montreal. Today, we're still living in Montreal, parents of a beautiful 2-year-old girl named Amita June. I work on Wikitravel full time doing development and system administration, and try to find time to write.
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[[wikioutdoors:User:Evan Prodromou]]

Revision as of 02:55, 30 April 2008

Evan Prodromou

I'm Evan Prodromou, and I'm one of the two founders of Wikitravel. I'm a writer and programmer from San Francisco living in Montreal (ICBM: 45.52656, -73.58467).

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.


en This user is a native speaker of English.
fr-2 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau moyen en français.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
eo-1 Ĉi tiu uzanto povas komuniki per baza nivelo de Esperanto.

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 or at +1-514-554-EVAN.

You can also reach me on IRC as evanpro on freenode; I'm almost permanently in the Wikitravel:IRC channel. I'm also on AIM as Evan Wikitravel.

I've got a half-baked home page at .


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.

About me

Evan Prodromou, having bia hoi in Hoi An
Hometown Montreal
Residence Montreal
Other homes San Francisco, Lisbon, Geneva, Black Rock City
Have visited Kuta, Sherbrooke, Munich
Wishlist Montevideo, Marfa, Malta, Labrador