[Foundation-l] Announcement - Welcome to CT Woo! (On Behalf of Cyn Skyberg)

Daniel Phelps dphelps at wikimedia.org
Thu Dec 23 17:47:37 UTC 2010

Hello All!
I'm pleased to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation has hired it's first Director of Technical Operations.  CT Woo began work at WMF on December 1st and will be reporting to our CTO, Danese Cooper.

As Director of Technical Ops, his primary responsibility will be working to provide for a stable, secure, documented, scalable and responsive systems environment.  He'll be working with the rest of the Operations team to assess the current state process of technical projects, short and long term risk to the technical infrastructure and work towards providing solutions and systems for failsafes and redundancy.  He will also be a great resource for guidance and mentorship for the operations team. For a full description of the role, please visit - http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Job_openings/Director_of_Technical_Operations.

CT Woo comes to us with a strong background in Technical Operations and Software Development.   He is joining us from Freshbrain.org where he was a founding member and was running the Engineering and IT functions. Freshbrain is a non-profit entity with the mission to enhance the education and the enrichment of teens in the areas of business and technology through its community building website. Prior to that, CT worked at SurfControl Plc, an Internet Security Company, where he was in-charge of IT as well as Internet Infrastructure Engineering. CT also spent a number of years at Sun Microsystems, holding various Engineering and IT positions including Director of  Software Development, Director of  IT as well as Director of IT Operations. CT was educated in Malaysia, UK and US and has worked in several countries outside of US. He was an active Boys Scout in his teens and now continues with working as a volunteer in the local scout troop.

We're very fortunate to have CT join us.  He's going to be extremely instrumental as we build out the Tech department, specifically General Ops. He's joining us at a time of growth of the Foundation, the projects and their reach.  We're excited he accepted our offer and the challenge we placed in front of him.  Normally we'd get this announcement out prior to the start date and unfortunately that wasn't possible this time with everyone's extensive travel schedules. So hopefully many of you have gotten a chance to know more about CT in person and for those of you who have not, I really encourage you to take some time and meet him.

Please join me in welcoming CT to the Tech Department and to WMF.  We are very extremely happy to have him join us.

Cyn Skyberg
CTCO, Wikimedia Foundation

Cyn Skyberg
Chief Talent and Culture Officer
Wikimedia Foundation
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