Professional free and open knowledge advocate, communications professional, former professional queer youth advocate, Wikimedian
, WikiQueerian, policy wonk
, tech nerd, nonprofit capacity building
& video gamer
- among other things I am sure I could add if I was a bigger fan of writing about myself.
I work as a employee for the Wikimedia Foundation
, but my work on this username is in my capacity as a volunteer and should be treated as such. While I was a volunteer for many years before my work with the Foundation, I started with them officially in September 2015. Unless otherwise stated, any edit to this wiki by me is an act of a regular member of the community, not a legal or official office action of the Wikimedia Foundation. Official acts by me in the line of my work will be done from my office account, User:GVarnum-WMF
Currently, I have no active project life outside of the Wikimedia universe. ;)
Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure
I am here to advance Wikimedia's aims of collecting and developing educational content and to disseminate it effectively and globally. I have carefully read through Wikipedia's policies regarding neutral point of view
and reliable sources
, and see it as crucial to follow these and the other core content and conduct policies closely. I am firmly opposed to non-encyclopedic puffery
, marketing speak
and original research
that would detract from the any Wikimedia project's aims. When I create new articles, I leave the final decisions up to the consensus of others
, and I am mindful of what constitutes enduring notability
I recognize the inherent challenge of editing Wikimedia projects while mitigating the chance for bias presented by a conflict of interest, and for that reason I ask for independent input and seek out consensus
via article Talk pages and related Wikiprojects before making any substantive changes. With this approach, I seek to bring a subject matter expertise and ability to obtain hard-to-find reliable sources to the community (to more fully bring articles up to Wikimedia's own standards), while also ensuring that resulting changes to an article are the product of community consensus.
Meta / Wikimedia Foundation Activity
English Wikipedia Activity
Wikimedia Commons Activity
Essays or similar content I have created.
My User Page on Sister Wikimedia Projects
(Please note my account on Meta serves as my global user page on other wikis)
is a SHA-512commitment
to this user's real-life identity.