It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing that Elliott Eggleston will be joining the
Wikimedia Foundation as a Features Engineer in Fundraising-Tech.
Before joining us, Eliott was a senior software engineer at SAI Global, and before that
at Integrity Interactive (which was bought by SAI Global), which means he’s been working
diligently for seven years in enterprise software development. Surprisingly, we didn’t
hold this too much against him. ;-)
His first official day is Monday June 16th where he will be in the office. He is going to
work with the Fundraising Tech team under Katie Horn and along with Adam Wight and Sherah
Smith on whatever voodoo there manages to pay our salaries (and adds to secret account in
the Caymans I had them set up), as Matthew Walker transitions to Services this
He received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Columbia in 2004 and spends his down
time writing an Android application, making a website to map his music listening-bike
route, playing Scrabble, and taking 3-d pictures. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Oh yeah, he’s also a childhood friend of Adam Wight. (Ask them to serenade you with the pi
song they invented as kids.) I don’t know whether I should be excited to have a person
whose disciplined work and even temper can talk Adam back from the ledge, or to be worried
that they might tag team another thread on WMF-all demanding the Foundation to be a co-op.
Please join me in a welcoming Elliott to the Wikimedia Foundation. :-)
P.S. In keeping with Jared’s demand of a picture to accompany every new hire announcement,
here is one:
 We only made him do four coding tests during the hiring process.
 As a hedge if all my wikishares don't vest.
 Erik Möller is of the opinion working a Java Android app for manipulating 3D fractals
with a web export that works in latest versions of Firefox on mobile devices with WebGL is
not the kind of thing you do for fun if you don’t enjoy complex challenges. I am of the
opinion that Java PERIOD itself is not the kind of thing you do for fun PERIOD.
 Not sure this is any better: https://github.com/ejegg
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