Benoît Evellin
Benoît Evellin
Movement Communications Specialist (Product & Tech), Wikimedia Foundation
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

About me

I started editing the French Wikipedia as Trizek in May 2008, because "something was missing". It was the start of a big life change, with many adventures and encounters within the Wikimedia movement. I'm still involved in this wiki, mainly by helping newcomers take their first steps.

When I'm not busy with Wikimedia, I like to model rail transport, play folk music, teach and practice on-screen combat (think "fencing like in the movies"), and much more.

I live in Brittany, France.

My work

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in May 2015. I'm part of the Movement Communications team.

Since its inception in July 2018, I'm assisting the Growth team. Since October 2023, I'm also assisting the Editing team.

I discuss with readers, editors, volunteer developers and Wikimedia Foundation's staff so that they can know each other, know what they all do, what they all expect and what they all hope for. I create and facilitate discussions, with a focus on newcomers.

I'm also working on documentation and easing translations or anything else that requires my support. See my assigned tasks. Also, I'm a Global interface editor in order to help Growth and Editing features deployments.

I may not be able to communicate in your language for this mission and I'm sorry about that. Please help me to help you!

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.

Contact me

My talk page at
Trizek-WMF on Phabricator
My timezone is CET (UTC+1) or CEST (UTC+2)

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