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Mar 16, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Mark Hershberger departing Wikimedia Foundation in May
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> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:31:56 -0700
> From: Rob Lanphier <robla [at] wikimedia>
> To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l [at] lists>
> Subject: [Wikitech-l] Mark Hershberger departing Wikimedia Foundation
> in May
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> Hi everyone,
> I regret to inform you all that Mark Hershberger will be leaving the
> Wikimedia Foundation at the end of May.
> Mark started as a contractor at the beginning of 2010, helping the
> Wikimedia Foundation with code review and the release process. He
> developed an interest in our testing infrastructure, and was
> responsible for some of the early work in phpUnit and Selenium
> integration in our codebase. In early 2011, we reconceived his role
> here at the Foundation, asking him to step into the role of
> Bugmeister. During the past year and a half, Mark has undertaken the
> daunting task of going through the mountainous backlog of bug reports
> and patches, as well as the incoming stream of new bugs.
> Additionally, he has pushed us to review our backlog of code review
> through three deployments now.
> Mark has been a passionate advocate for community developers, and
> hasn't shied away from asking for what they need. He has been a
> friendly and approachable representative for WMF; enthusiastic and
> cheerful with everyone he deals with. Thank you, Mark, for setting
> this example!
> We plan to start recruiting for a new Bugmeister soon. I'll post more
> details when I have them.
> In the meantime, please join me in thanking Mark for his service to
> the Wikimedia movement.
You will be very deeply missed. I wish you the best of luck in
whatever you decide to do next.
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