As this is my first post on this mailing list, and we may not have met yet: Hi! I’m Lea,
Head of Product Management at Wikimedia Deutschland. I have some staffing related
announcements to make concerning Wikibase.
After more than 2 amazing years at Wikimedia Deutschland, our product manager for the
Wikibase ecosystem, Sam Alipio is moving on to other adventures. We thank Sam for the
skills, the drive and generally being a great colleague. Amongst others, Sam was
responsible for the 2021 strategy for the Wikibase ecosystem and key to Wikimedia
Deutschland’s decision to provide Wikibase as a Service. Take care and farewell, Sam!
The Wikibase ecosystem continues to grow, and it is for this reason that Wikimedia
Deutschland plans to have two product managers for the Wikibase ecosystem going forward.
One product manager focussed on Wikibase.cloud and a second on Wikibase Suite, which
includes the docker and manual install.
We are excited to announce that Evelien Zandbergen will join us as product manager for
Wikibase.cloud in a few weeks. Evelien is looking forward to joining the Linked Open Data
movement, and will introduce herself once she starts.
The second product management position will follow later this year, and in the interim, I
will act as product manager for the Wikibase Suite.
As always, feel free to reach out to us via swe_partnerships(a)wikimedia.de.
We are excited to continue working towards our vision and fostering the Wikibase
ecosystem together with you!