I'm excited to welcome Greg Grossmeier as our new Release Manager at
the Wikimedia Foundation. Greg comes to us from Creative Commons,
where he served as Education Technology and Policy Coordinator, as
well as serving as an interim leader for their engineering group.
Prior to Creative Commons, Greg worked at the University of Michigan
Library on copyright issues.
In his spare time, Greg founded the Ubuntu LoCo team for Michigan
Greg lives here in San Francisco (down in Bernal Heights) with his
partner Carrie and 14 month old son Rowan.
Greg will be managing the deployment process for the Wikimedia
websites, focusing at first on improving release notes and outbound
communication, freeing up folks like Sam to focus the engineering
aspects of the role. He'll help our Bug Wrangler (Andre) figure out
how to deal with high priority deployment-related issues; Andre will
continue to broadly manage the flow of all bugs, while Greg will
narrowly focus on very high priority issues through fix deployment.
He'll also take over coordination of our deployment calendar, and
will likely be a little nosier than many of us have had the time to
do. Over time, Greg will look more holistically at our deployment
practice, and potentially lead a change over to a more continuous
Greg's email is greg(a)wikimedia.org and is on Freenode as greg-g.
Please join me in welcoming Greg in his new role!