Samuel Guebo
Trust & Safety Specialist, Wikimedia Foundation
Samuel Guebo

About me

I am a designer and software engineer engaged in projects with social impact in Africa. Living currently in Bingerville (Côte d'Ivoire), I was lucky enough to co-found two ventures providing media and technology services.

Since 2008 as African Hope, I have been editing Wikipedia, in French mainly, as well as its sister projects such as Commons, where my bot gives a helping hand from time to time. Alongside my volunteer editing, I was involved in the growth of the Wikimedia Community in Côte d’Ivoire, building partnerships with librarians and creating a local Wikimedia developers community.

My work

The efforts of the Trust and Safety team aim at making Wikimedia projects a safer place for all, those who consume its content as well as the volunteers shaping it. I help by investigating safety issues, working on privacy policies, and building technical tools to mitigate risks inherent to the handling of sensitive data.

Previously, I served as Strategy Coordinator for the French-speaking communities.

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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