Genoveva Galarza
Genoveva Galarza
Software Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I love programming; I've known it since, as a little girl, some people on the IRC helped me figure out how to build talking bots to trick online harassers. I live in Asturias, Spain, between the sea and mountains. I have been lucky to travel and work abroad most of my professional life. I am now transitioning to a life in the countryside, where I can continue to code while being closer to other of my passions: hiking, gardening, trees and fungi. I also love music, storytelling and art.

My work

I am part of the Abstract Wikipedia team, a project that aims to create a language-independent Wikipedia using Wikidata and Natural Language Generation functions. As part of this, we have built Wikifunctions, an on-wiki library of code functions to support Abstract and other Wikimedia projects. Tech is never neutral; my goal is to bring anti-colonial and feminist critical thinking into any tech spaces that I can occupy.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try 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.

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