User:MPelletier (WMF)

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Marc-André Pelletier · 马安德
Operations Engineer, Tools Lab, Wikimedia Foundation
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. — Mitch Ratcliffe
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About me

Starting February 25th, 2013, I joined the Engineering and Product Development team of the Wikimedia Foundation as an engineer attached to the Wikimedia Labs.

Prior to joining the engineering team, I have been an active volunteer editor since 2006 on the English Wikipedia where I have served as administrator and arbitrator (and continue to hold these roles during my free time as labour of love). I've also always kept myself involved with the technical and procedural aspects of automated editing (so-called bots), having written and operated a copyright-violation detection bot myself for several years.

In my professional life, I have been a Unix system administrator and occasional computer science instructor for some 20 years, in fields ranging from telecommunication to game development.

My name is pronounced, in Quebec French, [maʁk.ãdʁe pɛlːtˢje]; but everyone is welcome to just call me "Marc", which is what I go by in English-speaking environments.

My work

My primary focus is to assist the community developers to leverage the shiny new Wikimedia Labs infrastructure for their tools, especially to help migrating those residing on the Toolserver today.

In practice, this means providing the tools and infrastructure to allow the developers to write, debug and deploy their tools in a reliable and scalable environment, and providing them with the technical support and knowledge to do so.
Disclaimer: Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated.

Contact me

  • E-mail:
  • On IRC as Coren
  • On the Mediawiki Wiki as MPelletier (WMF), in my staff role
  • On the English Wikipedia as Coren, as a volunteer
  • LinkedIn