Projects

In a word: I like doing stuff.

Below are a few things I've worked on. This list is not exhaustive and I'm still (as of Summer 2015) going through my archives to write summaries for the activities that aren't yet included.

VisualEditor research & analysis    report underway

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VisualEditor research & analysis    report underway

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In 2015, I supported the VisualEditor team with research and analyses, notably by performing a weekly qualitative review of edits made with VisualEditor, and by analyzing the most cited domains in Wikipedia references.

Wikipedia history infographic    report underway

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Wikipedia history infographic    report underway

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An experiment in wikiarchaeology, during which I attempted to provide a high-level view of the history of Wikipedia and its community.

Open Advice: Lessons learned from the free software community    report underway

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Open Advice: Lessons learned from the free software community    report underway

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I contributed a chapter on User Experience to the Open Advice book, a collection of essays, stories and lessons learned by members of the Free Software community, edited by Lydia Pintscher.

Architecture of Open Source Applications: MediaWiki    report underway

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Architecture of Open Source Applications: MediaWiki    report underway

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In 2011, I authored a chapter about the architecture of MediaWiki, the software that powers Wikipedia and its sister sites, for inclusion in the book The Architecture of Open Source Applications, volume 2. The chapter was based on the shared knowledge of MediaWiki developers, and written in collaboration with Sumana Harihareswara.

Technical Communications at Wikimedia    report underway

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Technical Communications at Wikimedia    report underway

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From 2011 to 2014, I managed technical communications at the Wikimedia Foundation. This notably included: assembling, editing and publishing monthly technical reports; authoring and editing technical blog posts; and creating and maintaining tools and processes for project documentation.

Wikimedia Commons Licensing tutorial    report underway

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Wikimedia Commons Licensing tutorial    report underway

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As part of the Multimedia Usability project, in collaboration with illustrator Michael Bartalos, I led a project to design a licensing tutorial with the Wikimedia Commons community, and integrate it into the new UploadWizard on Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia Commons UploadWizard    report underway

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Wikimedia Commons UploadWizard    report underway

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As part of the Multimedia Usability Project, I researched, designed and tested a new interface for uploading files to Wikimedia Commons, the free media library associated with Wikipedia.

Wikimedia Conference 2009: Chapters meeting    report underway

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Wikimedia Conference 2009: Chapters meeting    report underway

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In 2009, I organized one of the first annual meetings of national Wikimedia chapters, as part of the annual Wikimedia Conference. Representatives from 23 countries attended the conference, along with Wikimedia Foundation staff.

Ph.D thesis: PNIPAM technologies for labs-on-chips    report underway

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Ph.D thesis: PNIPAM technologies for labs-on-chips    report underway

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For three years, I worked at the crossroads of physics, microelectronics, biology and chemistry to develop miniaturized laboratories based on a polymer that changes properties with temperature.

Wikipedia handbook    report underway

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Wikipedia handbook    report underway

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In 2008, I wrote a Wikipedia handbook in French with Florence Devouard.

Interclubs shows    report underway

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Interclubs shows    report underway

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In 2005 and 2006, I co-organized the Interclubs shows, an annual series of scripted performances bringing together hundreds of students from dozens of clubs, from the astronomy club, to the Salsa dance club, to the karate club, to the library club. This included writing the play’s script, creating the décor and costumes, coordinating the appearances of all the clubs, and surviving a ridiculous number of puns.