Candidacy for the Wikibase Community User Group

Here is my candidacy for group contact of the Wikibase Community User Group.


I’m Envel Le Hir, a data architect, working part time for a major IT Company in France (unrelated to any work about Wikibase and the Wikimedia movement). I’m an active Wikimedian since 2015, with nearly 400K edits on Wikidata.

In the Wikidata community:

I’ve also been involved in the “meta” of the Wikimedia Movement. For instance, I helped solving the crisis that shook Wikimédia France in 2017, by starting the legal process to hold an anticipated general assembly, by representing the chapter at Wikimania 2017 and by being a member of the electoral committee during the most complicated assembly in the history of the chapter.

I have no conflict of interest (to be completely transparent, I worked a few months in a wiki-related startup more than three years ago). I am a member of Wikimédia France, the French Wikimedia chapter, and of April, a French non-profit organization promoting free software.

Involvement in Wikibase and in the Wikibase Community User Group

I work (0.2 FTE) on a personal project using Wikibase at its core.

I write the Wikibase Yearly Summary series (2020, 2021), which gives an overview of what happens around Wikibase.

Specifically on the Wikibase Community User Group:

Plan as a group contact of the Wikibase Community User Group

Here are the topics I would like to work on as a group contact of the Wikibase Community User Group:

Some of these actions can be done without being a group contact and I hope to work on them, regardless of the outcome of the election.


This could have been my candidacy. However, I don’t think I’m a suitable candidate for this position and I will not run for it. I hope the chosen representatives will adopt some of my ideas.

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