[Wikimedia-l] Kumusha Takes Wiki: announcing new WiC in Ivory Coast

Florence Devouard anthere9 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 25 22:08:49 UTC 2014

Hello everyone

I am very happy to announce that we have found a wonderful person to be 
our Wikipedian in Community for our Kumusha Takes Wiki project in Ivory 
Coast. His name is Cyriac Gbogou.

Born on the 02nd of September 1980 in Kpada (Soubré) village located in 
the south west of the country and the capital of Ivorian cocoa, Cyriac 
Gbogou runs for years a part of the African continent with his parents 
as a student-resident respectively in Senegal, Togo, Mali and 
Congo-Brazzaville. He finally returned to Côte d'Ivoire in 2001 and 
decided to pursue graduate studies in computer science. He holds an 
engineering degree in Computer Science.

He gets married in August 2009. In 2010, he discovers the world of Web 
2.0. That same year, Cyriac chooses to not follow his employer IBM which 
wanted to relocate its activities in Morocco because of the very 
sensitive period in Cote d’Ivoire. Loving risk and adventure, he stays 
to serve his country as volunteer in Akendewa (now former Secretary 
General). His passion for social networks has grown during the 
post-electoral crisis of 2011 working with other actors in the Ivorian 
web projects such as Civsocial #, # Wonzomai who have saved lives with 
the Internet use [1]. Cyriac is the Chairman of the Association des 
Blogueurs de Côte d'Ivoire (A.B.C.I)

Since September 2012, Cyriac Gbogou is an independent consultant, a job 
he does with passion, as an advisor, speaker and trainer. He was named 
by his peers "Village Chief" of the Ivorian web community.
You can also follow him on his blog where he speaks freely on topics: 

Whilst Cyriac is not (yet) a wikipedian, he is quite knowledgeable with 
open source and related projects : he was involved in OSM Ivory Coast 
mapping and coordinating mapping party or was involved in the jerry 
project (http://youandjerrycan.org) including in the set up of Afripedia 
on a jerry server.

More info about Kumusha here: 

Cyriac will have about two weeks to gain some familiarity with Wikimedia 
projects before heading to Cap Town for a month, to receive some 
training and start planning his activity in Ivory Coast.

It would be great if some of you could welcome him on his (still red) 
talk page :) https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Cyriac_Gbogou


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