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Jul 8, 2011, 10:56 AM
Post #4 of 10
Awesome! Congrats HaeB!
Re: Welcome Tilman Bayer to the Wikimedia Foundation
[In reply to]
On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 8:52 PM, aude <aude.wiki [at] gmail> wrote:
> Congratulations!!! You've done superb work with the signpost and we'll
> (signpost folks) greatly miss you.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jul 8, 2011, at 1:25 PM, Jay Walsh <jwalsh [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> > Dear Wikimedians,
> > It's with great pleasure that I announce a longtime Wikipedian and
> > accomplished Wikimedia project supporter, Tilman Bayer (User:HaeB) has
> > agreed to join the Wikimedia Foundation in support of our movement
> > communications activities. Pending approval of the U.S. immigration
> > visa process, we intend to bring Tilman to San Francisco, full-time,
> > as Manager, Movement Communications in the coming months. Tilman will
> > augment Wikimedia's communications team (now at three!) and will
> > report to me.
> > Tilman will be known to many in the English Wikipedia community as
> > editor-in-chief of the Wikipedia Signpost, where over the past year
> > (after picking up the reigns from another current WMF staffer, Sage
> > Ross) he has led the publication’s dedicated crew of volunteers and
> > increased the depth and breadth of stories about Wikipedia, our
> > projects, and the movement as a whole. Tilman has also helped raise
> > the overall visibility of Signpost beyond the English Wikipedia,
> > building a significant social media presence (managing and bolstering
> > its Identi.ca and Twitter feeds), and generally increasing the reach
> > of the stories about Wikipedia to more editors and readers than ever.
> > Tilman has been active in both the German and English WP communities
> > since 2003 (he's been a checkuser on the German Wikipedia since 2006).
> > He holds degrees in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and
> > the University of Bonn.
> > At the Wikimedia Foundation Tilman will be working with all WMF staff,
> > and the community at large, to help us both build new movement
> > communications systems, and work with tech and the community
> > department to produce great specifications for user communication
> > oriented projects. We’re particularly interested in improving
> > feedback, discussion, and broadcast channels among and outside of the
> > projects (including social media, variations on mailing lists etc).
> > In short, we want to introduce more painless, relevant, and effective
> > ways to increase the exchange of information within the community -
> > including information you want to share with everyone, as well as the
> > stuff from WMF.
> > Tilman will be visible on the projects and IRC, and you will likely
> > start to see him posting to the mailing lists, blogs, and on-wiki.
> > He’s also currently in the process of working on succession for the
> > editorial leadership with the Signpost.
> > Please join me in welcoming Tilman!
> > --
> > Jay Walsh
> > Head of Communications
> > WikimediaFoundation.org
> > blog.wikimedia.org
> > +1 (415) 839 6885 x 6609, @jansonw
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