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It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing that Shahyar G(whatever) has joined the
Wikimedia Foundation as Software Engineer in Features Engineering.
Before joining us, Shahyar worked as an engineer at DeviantART developing both
front-end and back-end software, with a focus on analytics. He was also the lead API
engineer at ViaFoura and web developer for a company that works on what the Internet is
really for. He’s a long-time Wikipedian (he collaborated on two Good Articles) and
will be invaluable in his new role working with the Core Features Team, ensuring that Flow
is full of parallax scrolling unicorns.
Shahyar lives in Montreal and claims to have come to Canada for the poutine and never
left, which pretty much summarizes his life. He is trilingual in English, French, and
Persian. When he’s not writing JS, he’s drinking whisky to cope with the fact that he’s
not writing JS (preferably Yamazaki 12 year), travelling, and practicing his beatific
expression for avatar photos.
His first day is today!  He’ll be working remotely but will be visiting the office
during the architecture summit, so keep an eye on your fries!
Please join me in welcoming Shahyar to the Wikimedia Foundation!
 I know what you're thinking, but the answer is most of this got written by the
Core Features team so my record of tardy announcement e-mails remains unblemished.
And because Jared keeps demanding I include a photo of our new hires:
(Trust me, this is reference photo.)
terry chay 최태리
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