On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Erik Moeller <erik(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Hi all --
As Lila noted, since January 2008 I've worn many hats at the Wikimedia
Foundation, and in the six years before that I was a Wikipedian,
MediaWiki developer, and member of the WMF board of trustees. I became
involved in Wikipedia when I was 22 years old. :)
Every so often when we talk, you will surprise me by telling me about
one more thing in the Wikimedia universe that you thought of or
created or were involved in over the past many years that I didn't
realize you had a role in. It seems the list is never-ending.
Thank you: for your innovation and creativity, your (superhuman)
persistence, your boldness, your commitment to our shared values.
Thank you for your role in creating so many parts of this thing that
we now call a movement.
I’m very interested in the technical challenges of
collaboration, and am looking forward to getting my hands dirty in
that domain. I also want to explore how to make patterns of ethics,
policy, and self-governance more accessible and re-usable for
communities. In short, I’m itching to immerse myself in new problem
spaces and new ideas.
I am excited to see what's next for you! And I have no doubt that all
of us who work on collaboration will be the richer.
(First, though, I hope you have a lovely restful vacation, and then
come to Wikimania to <s>heckle us</s> hang out!).
Here's to your next projects! Your likelihood of success seems alarmingly high.*
* I use this address for lists; send personal messages to phoebe.ayers