I am delighted to announce that October 8th will be Andre Klapper's
first day as Wikimedia Foundation's Bug Wrangler. 
You've seen him on IRC as "andre__" and on mediawiki.org
and sadly that's mostly how I'll be seeing him since he lives in the
Czech Republic. He speaks German, English, French, and Czech, and can
kinda read Russian. You might have met him at the 2012 Berlin hackathon.
Andre got into open source because he switched to Linux, had a support
question about GNOME Evolution, and got sucked into bug triage from
there. You can read more about that in his essay "Kick, Push" in Open
Advice <open-advice.org>. He's an editor of German- and
English-language Wikimedia projects, and has already started commenting
on and nudging bugs in our Bugzilla.
I know Andre through the GNOME community, where he is Bugzilla
maintainer and bugsquad member, member of the Release Team, member of
the Translation Project Coordination team, member of the Czech GNOME
translation teams, and author & maintainer of the GNOME Evolution user
documentation. And he organized and ran GNOME's part in Google Code-In
2010/11 and 2011/12, so he might have opinions on whether Wikimedia
should participate this year.
Remember Maemo?  Andre worked as bugmaster on Maemo and MeeGo as well.
I am thoroughly pleased that we were able to snag Andre for ourselves,
and think his abilities and experience make him a great addition to
WMF's Engineering Community Team and to Wikimedia. Welcome!
 In case you're new and wondering what a bug wrangler does:
. In case
you're an old-timer: this is the same job Mark Hershberger did as
"Bugmeister" and I changed the title to something less gendered.
 Last year at the GSoC mentor summit, Andre and I were sitting next
to each other in a session, both got out our N900s to take notes, and
started laughing. It's like the Newton of our time.
Engineering Community Manager