Code of Conduct/Committee/Candidates/2018-I


The candidate slates has been deemed finalized.

We haven't received any feedback to related to one or another candidate. In addition to the procedure the Code of Conduct provides, we also received additional comments at Talk:Code of Conduct/Committee/Candidates/2018-I and consider these comments party addressed and partly to solve in the next weeks, and unrelated to the current candidates.

Procedure followed[edit]

Following the process described in the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces, the first committee publishes their candidature slate. This opens a two weeks period for feedback from the community: you can provide feedback privately to until Tuesday 2018-04-24.

Candidatures are sorted by alphabetic usernames, starting with the letter S, randomly picked by a Wikimedian not involved in the CoC nomination process, Poulpy, using this tool. Identification and NDA are available for previous committee primary and auxiliary members. New candidates will be asked to provide it later. Presentations has been submitted by new candidates and extracted from the members page for the former ones.

Candidatures for the current CoC[edit]

Sébastien Santoro (Dereckson)[edit]

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I'm Sébastien, can be found in forests, hackerspaces, IRC or urban life and is interested by free culture, social justice issues (I'm involved with LGBTQ and anti-racism efforts) and constitutional law. One of my motto has always been « La connaissance s'accroît quand on la partage » (Share your knowledge, you'll increase it), and that's what drives me to contribute to Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons or to our technical spaces, where I handle configuration requests from communities and contribute a little to MediaWiki. More generally, I'm interested to interop, best practices, infrastructure and architecture from a DevOps point of view. Today, we face new challenges of governance and ethics: to deliver open source software isn't enough, we also need to ensure everyone — in their large spectrum of diversity — can contribute to our environment.

Identification: OK. NDA: OK.

Lucie-Aimée Kaffee (Frimelle)[edit]

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I am a researcher in computer science and have been involved mainly with the Wikidata and Wikibase community, as a member of the community, as a software developer, and now as a researcher. I have been interested in the field of software development from all these perspectives, as well as contributing to a community, that is welcoming. The CoC for Wikimedia Technical Spaces to me supports and guarantees this welcoming culture, therefore I would like to contribute to its success.

Identification: OK. NDA: OK.

Amir Sarabadani (Ladsgroup)[edit]

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I am a Wikipedian and have been active in the Wikimedia movement since 2006, mostly in Persian and English Wikipedia and Wikidata, also doing research on how Wikipedia works. I have been active and contributed in technical projects such as ORES, Wikidata, MediaWiki core and its extensions, i18n, RTL, operations, cloud services, pywikibot, and I am open to help in any other areas if that's going to help the Wikimedia movement. One of the biggest holdbacks in our movement is the harsh environment we face in the technical spaces and I consider everyone's responsibility to keep them safe and welcoming, which is why I want to be a member of CoC committee.

Identification: OK. NDA: OK.

Nuria Ruiz (Nurieta)[edit]

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I began working for the Wikimedia Foundation in December 2013 because I wanted to work in technology in a project that did not revolve around profit and that, I, personally, used and cared a lot about. I work in software because I enjoy the variety of work available to software engineers, there is always something interesting to learn about and work on. I believe that having a code of conduct shows that the Wikimedia technical community cares about it being welcoming to all, disagreements will happen and the CoC reinforces the idea that we should tackle those with civility.

Identification: OK. NDA: OK.

Rosalie Perside (Rosalieper)[edit]

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Hi! I am Perside Rosalie a computer Software Engineering student at the University of Buea-Cameroon. I am pursuing a Bachelor degree program and my expected graduation year is 2018. I am excited about OpenSource and mostly Wikimedia Foundation. I am also interested in serving on the Code of Conduct committee and helping in encouraging volunteers to read understand and follow the code of conduct for Wikimedia technical space. I like learning new things and having new experiences. I also like having fun, dancing and reading. My favorite color is black. ;)

Identification: still to do. NDA: still to do.

Candidatures for auxiliary members[edit]

Tony Thomas (01tonythomas)[edit]

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I have been involved with the Wikimedia Movement contributing to Mediawiki software and later to outreach programs since 2013 in a volunteer capacity. I completed my Google Summer of Code internship with Wikimedia in 2014 and later advanced as a mentor and organization administrator. Apart from developing the web in Python and PHP, I have also organized and taken part in a couple of workshops and hackathons to onboard new technical volunteers to the movement. My work these days with the community involves a lot of technical volunteers, and a considerable percentage of them are new to the community - which makes me consider the CoC seriously.  

Identification: OK. NDA: OK.


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I am a long-term volunteer wikimedian, especially involved in Wikisource and Wikidata. I am maintaining MediaWiki extensions used by Wikisource and contributing to various parts of the Wikimedia projects technical infrastructure. I believe that Wikimedia technical spaces should keep a nice collaborative atmosphere, welcoming for everybody.

Identification: still to do. NDA: still to do.


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I am ​Huji and I have been a Wikipedian for more than 10 years. I am mostly active on Persian Wikipedia (where I am a bureaucrat, oversighter and checkuser), and as a MediaWiki developer (where I have contributed to the core, as well as CheckUser, SecurePoll, and AbuseFilter extensions). I strongly believe in the freedom of knowledge, and trust in Wikimedia as a platform to achieve this goal. I also think that part of what makes Wikimedia projects dynamic, progressive, sustainable and unique is that the "content developers" and "technical developers" are so closely interacting. But as much as the interaction of these two communities excites me, their differences and how to navigate between them is an exciting challenge to work on as well. I try to contribute to WMF, not just by coding, producing content, or project management, but also by helping resolve these challenges, and streamlining the ways these two communities depend on each other. That is why, for instance, I served on the Ombudsmen Commission for several terms, have become a member of the Toolforge Standards Committee, and why I want to be a part of the Code of Conduct committee.

Identification: OK. NDA: OK.


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I am a long-term wikimedian trying to do good stuff and be helpful. I am interested in technical, cultural, and knowledge spaces, and the inter-connections between them - i.e. tech, community and the areas between them. I like contributing and working with other brilliant developers contributing in the technical spaces. I would love to contribute to a solid and clear standard of how people around technical spaces interact and abide to a shared CoC.

Identification: OK. NDA: OK.


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I am MusikAnimal. I've been a long-time user of Wikimedia projects, and have been contributing almost daily since March 2013. My home project is the English Wikipedia, where I serve as an administrator, CheckUser and AbuseFilter manager. Within the technical space, my work spans from contributions to MediaWiki core and a few extensions, while also maintaining a number of tools, gadgets, and bots. I am also a software engineer with Community Tech at the Foundation. I thoroughly enjoy the collaborative spirit of Wikimedia, and I feel lucky I've been part of the movement. Working together allows us to foster innovation and learn from each other. For this reason it's imperative that we maintain a healthy technical space through our Code of Conduct. Just as with content contributions, working within our technical space can have far-reaching effects, offering a great sense of reward. This has been my experience, and I look forward to helping ensure everyone gets to experience it for themselves.

Identification: OK. NDA: OK. Commitment: OK.