On 07/26/2013 03:09 AM, Manuel Schneider wrote:
my congratulations and all the best!
I second this sentiment. :) People who want to understand what the
Wikimedia Foundation operations staff does might like a blog post from
February. Ops is under "Technical Operations" in "Engineering and
Product Development" on the staff page in case you want to recognize
them and buy them refreshing beverages at Wikimania. :)
I also specifically thank the volunteers who improve Wikimedia's
infrastructure. For instance, if you look at the changes being
suggested to our system administration-related code, you'll see lots
of names in there -- for instance, AzaToth, Alex Monk, Petr Bena, Sanja
pavlovic, Physikerwelt, liangent, Hazard-SJ, TTO (This, that and the
other), Tzafrir Cohen, Rillke, Jeremyb, Platonides, Nemo bis, Vogone,
odder, Lupo, and more -- plus engineers from Wikimedia Germany and
Wikimedia Foundation. As of right now there are at least 250 changes
merged into the operations/puppet repository from people who don't work
at WMF. Volunteers have also been key in building, testing,
supporting, and documenting new parts of Wikimedia's infrastructure,
such as Tool Labs and the beta cluster.
Thanks to all the people who have built and maintained infrastructure
for the Wikimedia movement over the past twelve-plus years, no matter
where you worked.
Engineering Community Manager