I've been accepted to Hacker School <https://www.hackerschool.com>, a
writers' retreat for programmers in New York City. I will therefore be
taking an unpaid personal leave of absence from the Wikimedia Foundation
via our sabbatical program. My last workday before my leave will be
Friday, September 27. I plan to be on leave all of October, November,
and December, returning to WMF in January.
During my absence, Quim Gil will be the temporary head of the
Engineering Community Team. Thank you, Quim! I'll spend much of
September turning over responsibilities to him. Over the next month I'll
be saying no to a lot of requests so I can ensure I take care of all my
commitments by September 27th, when I'll be turning off my wikimedia.org
If there's anything else I can do to minimize inconvenience, please let
me know. And -- I have to say this -- oh my gosh I'm so excited to be
going to Hacker School in just a month! Going from "advanced beginner"
to confident programmer! Learning face-to-face with other coders, 30-45%
of them women, all teaching each other! Thank you, WMF, for the
sabbatical program, and thanks to my team for supporting me on this. I
couldn't do this without you.
Engineering Community Manager