Coralie Mercier

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Born 11 August 1975

90 Route de la Roquette - V. 30 06250 Mougins, France

GSM: +33 6 43 22 00 01 (personal website) (work homepage) (Blog)

Present employment: W3C, 1999 - present

W3C, the consortium Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee founded in 1994, is an international body where Member organizations, a full-time distributed staff of 60 persons, and the public work together to develop Web standards and free Web developer tools that are open and implementable royalty-free, maximizing the potential of the Web for interoperable innovation and exploitation to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.

Feb. 2015 - present
Director W3C Marketing & Communications. Management of a team of five and operating budget. Messaging, marketing, press relations, internal and external communcations. Coordination with internet-related sister organisations.
Apr. 2009 - present
Social Media Coordinator Management of the W3C Blog engine and accounts for the staff and collaborators, review of posts, moderation. Creation of the W3C micro-blogging presence, social media tips and guidelines for the staff. Feeding content and automating feeding, watch, coordination and community management.
Feb. 2005 - present
Advisory Board secretary The Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance to the Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution. The position includes scheduling teleconferences and face-to-face meetings, taking minutes of the board meetings, summarising the discussions for the Advisory Committee representatives of W3C Members.

Former positions at W3C

Jan. 2006 - Oct. 2015
Supporters Program coordinator Through the Supporters Program, W3C acknowledged individuals and companies who make general contributions, both financial and of goods such as software and hardware. The position required prompt evaluation and follow-up of Supporters' applications. W3C replaced the Supporters Program with Friends, a gratitude program, in October 2015.
Aug. 2007 - May 2015
Translators Community coordinator The W3C relies on a community of translators who volunteer translations in nearly 60 languages of W3C Recommendations. This position involved managing a community and included general maintenance of the community resources, coordination of their work with W3C, ensuring that relevant guidelines are followed and that an harmonious and productive tone is maintained within the community. My colleague Xueyuan Jia became coordinator in May 2015.
Jan. 2010 - Apr. 2012
Incubator Activity lead The W3C Incubator Activity fostered rapid start of work for W3C Members and rapid development, on a time scale of a year, of innovative and potentially foundational Web technologies. Incubator Groups reports could lead to standardisation through W3C Working Groups. The position of Lead required oversight, guidance, and assessment of the proposals, as well as providing some level of systems and administrative support. W3C replaced the Incubator Activity with W3C Community Groups in April 2012. I remain involved in generally supporting W3C Community Groups.
Feb. 2005 - Feb. 2015
Assistant W3C Communications Team.
Dec. 2001 - Feb. 2005
Manager W3C Europe Administration.
Jan. 1999 - Dec. 2001
Assistant W3C Europe Administration.



Cambridge Advanced English Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Cambridge Proficient English Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Oxford Higher Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Université de Nice Medical University
1993 - 1995
BTS Bureautique et secrétariat, Antibes
Baccalauréat A1 Foreign languages, philosophy and mathematics


Mother tongue
Good notions

Past employment

Secretary INRIA Sophia Antipolis, Sinus Project
(temporary employee)
Clerk English law office, Cannes
(temporary employee)
1992 - 1997
Medical secretary CHM de Vallauris (physical rehabilitation hospital)
(during school holidays)


Photography, travels, drawing.

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