I'm very happy to announce that Filippo Giunchedi is joining us as an Operations
Engineer in the Technical Operations team. Filippo is Italian, but he lives in Dublin
where he interned at Google and worked at Amazon before coming to Wikimedia. He's
gained a lot of experienced working with large scale distributed systems and
Filippo will be working with us remotely. Today is his start day, but we were lucky to
have him join us at our Ops off-site meeting in Athens a few weeks ago, where he helped
improve our monitoring of system metrics with Graphite.
Fiddling with machines has always been his passion - it led to being fascinated by
computers in the late 90s. He got involved in free software projects (e.g. Debian, as a
Debian Developer) in the mid-2000s. System level technologies, infrastructure, distributed
systems and networking are his main interests. On a different level, he's also
interested in online privacy and secure/anonymous communications (e.g. Tor).
You can find Filippo on IRC (Freenode), using the nick name "godog".
Please join me in welcoming Filippo!
Mark Bergsma <mark(a)wikimedia.org>
Lead Operations Architect
Director of Technical Operations