This note from you did come as a surprise.
It is sad to see anyone leave the movement.
Sorry to hear you are leaving.
Thanks for your efforts for the movement thus far.
And best wishes for all your future endeavours.
And do stay in touch.
On 30-Jul-2012, at 4:11 PM, Hisham <hisham(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Dear India Community
I'm writing to inform you that I plan to leave my current role supporting Wikimedia
in India. I am going to be exploring opportunities and evaluating options that are closer
to my career aspirations and my personal circumstances. I will be working through to
ensure that there is a smooth transition - and this is likely to take 2-3 months. I am
writing now because I felt it appropriate and opportune to inform you as early as
I want to start off by thanking the Wikimedia community and movement for giving me this
extraordinary opportunity. Working on something like India Program has been something
that has been professionally enriching and personally fulfilling. Over the past 1 1/2
years, I have been supported by so many of you - and I want to thank you for everything
you have done! The passion and intellectual firepower of our community has been my
constant source of drive and guidance. There are so many examples of powerful stories
from all over the country: the incredible efforts put in by the IEP Campus Ambassadors in
Pune; the army of volunteers that drove the outreach push across the country in the first
few months of this year; the beautiful stories of fantastic community initiatives from far
and wide across the country and sub-continent, and indeed the world; thremarkable stories
from so many communities - large, small and tiny ones!
I want to thank the team that I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with -
Nitika, Noopur, Shiju & Subha. You guys have been wonderful. The work that we are
doing is experimental and we have been innovating every day, and I know the circumstances
have not always been easy. Take strength and inspiration from the large number of
community members who have been touched by you and appreciate your efforts and value your
I will send an actual "over and out" message later. In the meantime, I will
continue to work on everything that needs working on.
Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit