It's been a pleasure meeting you and working with you! Do stay in touch!
On 28 July 2012 05:11, Rob Schnautz <rschnautz(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Beginning Wednesday (August 1st), two-way communication between English
Wikipedia editors and Wikipedia Education Program staff in the San
Francisco office will no longer need to be directed through a middle-man
anymore for translation. I encourage anyone of either party needing to
communicate to the other party to check out the new Google Translate option
that translates between WMFese English and Wikipedian English.
I’d like to thank everyone I’ve worked with and around who has helped
make this one of the most enjoyable jobs I’ve ever worked. I’ve had a
wonderful time working with the amazing folks at the Foundation on the
United States, Canada, and India Education Programs, as well as with the
other community liaisons. I’ve never had the opportunity to work in such a
cheerful and supportive environment as this. I wish all of you the best as
you fill in any gaps I leave behind—I know you’ve got some big challenges
ahead of you the next several months.
English Wikipedians, you haven’t seen the last of me yet! [[:en:User:Bob
the Wikipedian]] is about to come out of hibernation. As for the IRC clan,
it was great getting to know you, and I sure hope this won’t be the last
opportunity I get to interact with most of you. You may now resume normal
chat (if there’s such a thing) knowing that the only staff watching you
during my former office hours is Ironholds. (Please be gentle with him on
It’s been very exciting to see the Wikipedia Education Program from a
staff perspective and to relay messages to the community. Likewise, it was
interesting to see how the editing community felt about the Wikipedia
Education Program, and to share those feelings with my manager and
coworkers—that’s an experience they don’t teach you in computer science
courses! From questions and comments to even the biggest complaints—I’ve
enjoyed providing my services to you all. This job has opened my eyes to a
whole new career path for me to explore in online community liaising.
I think any of you Wikipedia editors and staff will agree with me that
having a roof over one’s head and a working Internet connection are two of
the most valuable privileges life has to offer, so I’ve attached my résumé
in the event someone out there has (or knows of) an opening for which
they’d like to consider me.
If you do plan on responding to this email, please make sure you include
my permanent email address schnautzr(a)hotmail.com —thanks!
Online Communications Contractor
Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
P.S. I don’t have any plans at the moment to quit my volunteer work as
regional ambassador for the Wikipedia Education Program to Wisconsin,
Michigan, and Kentucky. So Jami, and all my fellow volunteers, see you on
the other side!
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