Hi! I'm Guillaume Paumier, a French Wikimedian mainly active on the French-language Wikipedia, Commons and meta.
I completed my Ph.D. in the field of labs-on-chips and microfluidics for analytical chemistry in November 2008. I have a particular interest for science outreach and photography; you may have come across some of my photos.
I've been serving the Wikimedia community as a volunteer since 2005 in almost every possible role, from writing Wikipedia articles to giving presentations, doing crosswiki service work, helping small wikis deal with vandalism, creating documents, operating a bot, organizing events, translating texts and software, administering the French Wikimedia chapter, co-authoring a book on Wikipedia, and co-leading the Volunteer response team.
These days, my activities mostly focus on taking pictures for Wikimedia.
I am currently working for the Wikimedia Foundation as Technical Communications Manager. Before that, I worked as a Product Manager for the Multimedia usability project.
My job basically revolves around increasing transparency, accountability, dialogue and trust between the Wikimedia Foundation engineering staff and the rest of the Wikimedia movement, and facilitating communication with the general public.
I'm part of the Platform engineering group, and more specifically the "Engineering community" team (ECT).
Disclaimer: My work involves interacting with the Wikimedia community and using Wikimedia wikis for documentation. However, unless otherwise stated, any edit to Wikimedia projects by myself is a reversible act of a regular member of the community, not a legal or official action.
The best way to contact me is to send me an e-mail at gpaumierwikimedia.org.
If it's urgent, I'm usually connected to Freenode IRC as
basile when I'm away.
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