[Wikimedia-l] Farewell

Achal Prabhala aprabhala at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 12:43:19 UTC 2012

You will be missed, Hisham, and it's really good to know that you are 
around for the next few months.

Take care,

On Monday 30 July 2012 04:07 PM, Hisham wrote:
> Dear Bangalore Community
> I'm writing to inform you that I plan to leave my current role 
> supporting Wikimedia in India.  I am going to be exploring 
> opportunities and evaluating options that are closer to my career 
> aspirations and my personal circumstances.  I will be working through 
> to ensure that there is a smooth transition - and this is likely to 
> take 2-3 months.  I am writing now because I felt it appropriate and 
> opportune to inform you as early as possible.
> I want to start off by thanking the Wikimedia community and movement 
> for giving me this extraordinary opportunity.  Working on something 
> like India Program has been something that has been professionally 
> enriching and personally fulfilling. Over the past 1 1/2 years, I have 
> been supported by so many of you - and I want to thank you for 
> everything you have done!  The passion and intellectual firepower of 
> our community has been my constant source of drive and guidance. 
>  There are so many examples of powerful stories from all over the 
> country: the incredible efforts put in by the IEP Campus Ambassadors 
> in Pune; the army of volunteers that drove the outreach push across 
> the country in the first few months of this year; the beautiful 
> stories of fantastic community initiatives from far and wide across 
> the country and sub-continent, and indeed the world; the remarkable 
> stories from so many communities - large, small and tiny ones!
> I want to thank the team that I have had the pleasure and privilege of 
> working with - Nitika, Noopur, Shiju & Subha.  You guys have been 
> wonderful.  The work that we are doing is experimental and we have 
> been innovating every day, and I know the circumstances have not 
> always been easy.  Take strength and inspiration from the large number 
> of community members who have been touched by you and appreciate your 
> efforts and value your work.
> I will send an actual "over and out" message later.  In the meantime, 
> I will continue to work on everything that needs working on.
> Happy Editing!
> Warmest Regards,
> */hisham/*
> */
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