User:African Hope

From Outreach Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Samuel Guebo
Samuel Guebo
One weaves the new mat by sitting on the old one (Séry Bailly)

About me

I am a designer and software developer specialized in Open-source technologies. Deeply engaged in projects with high social impact in Africa, I target sensible sectors such as education and health. One of the most salient projects is probably Avenue225, an initiative that helped +60 youth to learn web journalism and find a job in a highly competitive environment.
Having graduated in Public Law , I co-funded E-voir in 2011, a start-up offering solutions in media and web marketing.

My work

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. Alongside with my volunteering editing, I was involved in the growth of the local User Group, Wikimedia Community User Group of Côte d’Ivoire (WCUG-CI). I had the chance to experience differents roles within the movement: Wikipedian in Residence, GLAM-WIKI Coordinator, Strategy Coordinator for WMF, Vice-Chair of the WCUG-CI, member of the Steering Committee of Wikipedia Libraries User Group partly due to my work with GLAMs in general and libraries in West Africa.

Contact me

I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, but this is my personal account. Edits, statements, or other contributions made from this account are my own, and may not reflect the views of the Foundation.