Welcome Elliot, but...
Voodoo? Secret account in the Caymans set up by Fundraising Tech?
On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM, Terry Chay <tchay(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing that Elliott Eggleston will
be joining the Wikimedia Foundation as a Features Engineer in
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
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 year.
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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