User:GWicke

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Gabriel Wicke
Senior Software Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation
Tech lead, Services
Gabriel Wicke

About me

I discovered Wikipedia in late 2003, and was amazed by the energy of the project. Pretty soon after I started contributing patches to the software and helped scale the site from two overloaded boxes to a cluster. In 2011 I finally joined the Foundation professionally.

Outside of work, I like all things outdoors. I used to do a lot of sailing, but these days I spend more time in the mountains.

More about me: linkedin, github

My work

I am leading the services team, with a primary focus currently on the RESTBase service providing storage and well-defined REST APIs to both internal and external users.

Between 2011 and July 2014 I led the development of a bi-directional conversion between Wikitext and HTML in the Parsoid project.
Disclaimer: Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated.

Contact me

  • gwicke@wikimedia.org
  • gwicke on irc.freenode.net (channels #mediawiki-parsoid, #wikimedia-services)