Prior to joining the foundation, I had a very similar role at deviantART for 4+ years where I most recently worked on an overhaul of the content submission system. I hope that the lessons I've learned there will help me contribute to making big improvements to the multimedia content experience on MediaWiki.
The rest of my career was very varied. From creating & running a community-driven photo competition website, to writing backend components for a text messaging system that helped power a virtual know-it-all monkey based in Australia. Throughout my career I've always aimed to find simple, elegant solutions to people's needs.
My role at the foundation is to lead the Multimedia project's engineering team.
- E-mail: gilleswikimedia.org
- IRC: "gi11es"
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