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Gilles Dubuc
Gilles Dubuc
Senior software engineer, Wikimedia Foundation
"Building great technology is about making the product so seamless and simple to use that people forget it exists and just take it for granted."

About me

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.

While I work primarily from Metropolitan France, I travel a lot and will work from Overseas France or other countries on a regular basis.

My work

My role at the foundation is to lead the Multimedia project's engineering team.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail:
  • IRC: "gi11es"
  • LinkedIn

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