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robla at wikimedia

Apr 24, 2012, 8:30 PM

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New Engineering Community Group, headed by Sumana Harihareswara

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to announce that we have promoted Sumana Harihareswara as
manager of Engineering Community group.  Sumana started with us as a
contractor back in February 2011, initially in a targeted engagement
to help out with Google Summer of Code and with the Berlin Hackathon
last year.  Later that year, as we interviewed people to bring in as
Volunteer Development Coordinator, not only did Sumana put in a strong
application herself, but recruited very worthy competition for the
role.  After winning the role, she worked tirelessly to straighten out
many kinks in our processes around volunteer development and
systematically ensured that new volunteer developers get the
recognition and (if needed) help they deserve.  She has also applied
focus and organization in many areas outside of her immediate purview,
for example, recently stepping in as project manager for Git, and
occasionally filling in for me when I've been unavailable for the
larger Platform Engineering organization.

The promotion to Engineering Community Manager isn't so much a change
in the way things are done here so much as an official recognition of
a vital role that she has already played for the past year.  Sumana
has been working with Guillaume Paumier and Mark Hershberger under the
somewhat ad hoc group title of "Technical Liaison; Developer Relations
(tl;dr)", serving as lead of that group since last year.  Under the
new "Engineering Community" name, this group will continue to serve
many roles:  facilitating collaboration and communication between
Wikimedia Foundation and its employees and the larger Wikimedia
developer community, as well as facilitating collaboration and
communication between the Wikimedia developer community and other
Wikimedia communities.

Thank you, Sumana, for your hard work over the past year.  I'm looking
forward to seeing what you and the group accomplish moving forward.
Congratulations!

Rob

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danese at gmail

Apr 24, 2012, 10:11 PM

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Many congrats from me as well, Sumana. I knew you were going to really shine in your role, and you have!

D

On Apr 24, 2012, at 8:30 PM, Rob Lanphier <robla [at] wikimedia> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm happy to announce that we have promoted Sumana Harihareswara as
> manager of Engineering Community group. Sumana started with us as a
> contractor back in February 2011, initially in a targeted engagement
> to help out with Google Summer of Code and with the Berlin Hackathon
> last year. Later that year, as we interviewed people to bring in as
> Volunteer Development Coordinator, not only did Sumana put in a strong
> application herself, but recruited very worthy competition for the
> role. After winning the role, she worked tirelessly to straighten out
> many kinks in our processes around volunteer development and
> systematically ensured that new volunteer developers get the
> recognition and (if needed) help they deserve. She has also applied
> focus and organization in many areas outside of her immediate purview,
> for example, recently stepping in as project manager for Git, and
> occasionally filling in for me when I've been unavailable for the
> larger Platform Engineering organization.
>
> The promotion to Engineering Community Manager isn't so much a change
> in the way things are done here so much as an official recognition of
> a vital role that she has already played for the past year. Sumana
> has been working with Guillaume Paumier and Mark Hershberger under the
> somewhat ad hoc group title of "Technical Liaison; Developer Relations
> (tl;dr)", serving as lead of that group since last year. Under the
> new "Engineering Community" name, this group will continue to serve
> many roles: facilitating collaboration and communication between
> Wikimedia Foundation and its employees and the larger Wikimedia
> developer community, as well as facilitating collaboration and
> communication between the Wikimedia developer community and other
> Wikimedia communities.
>
> Thank you, Sumana, for your hard work over the past year. I'm looking
> forward to seeing what you and the group accomplish moving forward.
> Congratulations!
>
> Rob
>
> _______________________________________________
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gerard.meijssen at gmail

Apr 24, 2012, 10:19 PM

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Re: New Engineering Community Group, headed by Sumana Harihareswara [In reply to]

Hoi,
Congratulations .... well deserved :)
Thanks,
Gerard

On 25 April 2012 07:11, Danese Cooper <danese [at] gmail> wrote:

> Many congrats from me as well, Sumana. I knew you were going to really
> shine in your role, and you have!
>
> D
>
> On Apr 24, 2012, at 8:30 PM, Rob Lanphier <robla [at] wikimedia> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm happy to announce that we have promoted Sumana Harihareswara as
> > manager of Engineering Community group. Sumana started with us as a
> > contractor back in February 2011, initially in a targeted engagement
> > to help out with Google Summer of Code and with the Berlin Hackathon
> > last year. Later that year, as we interviewed people to bring in as
> > Volunteer Development Coordinator, not only did Sumana put in a strong
> > application herself, but recruited very worthy competition for the
> > role. After winning the role, she worked tirelessly to straighten out
> > many kinks in our processes around volunteer development and
> > systematically ensured that new volunteer developers get the
> > recognition and (if needed) help they deserve. She has also applied
> > focus and organization in many areas outside of her immediate purview,
> > for example, recently stepping in as project manager for Git, and
> > occasionally filling in for me when I've been unavailable for the
> > larger Platform Engineering organization.
> >
> > The promotion to Engineering Community Manager isn't so much a change
> > in the way things are done here so much as an official recognition of
> > a vital role that she has already played for the past year. Sumana
> > has been working with Guillaume Paumier and Mark Hershberger under the
> > somewhat ad hoc group title of "Technical Liaison; Developer Relations
> > (tl;dr)", serving as lead of that group since last year. Under the
> > new "Engineering Community" name, this group will continue to serve
> > many roles: facilitating collaboration and communication between
> > Wikimedia Foundation and its employees and the larger Wikimedia
> > developer community, as well as facilitating collaboration and
> > communication between the Wikimedia developer community and other
> > Wikimedia communities.
> >
> > Thank you, Sumana, for your hard work over the past year. I'm looking
> > forward to seeing what you and the group accomplish moving forward.
> > Congratulations!
> >
> > Rob
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Wikitech-l mailing list
> > Wikitech-l [at] lists
> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l
>
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orenbochman at gmail

Apr 25, 2012, 6:16 AM

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Re: New Engineering Community Group, headed by Sumana Harihareswara [In reply to]

Great news.

Congratulations Sumana !!

I think that this is greatly deserved -- I'd be glad that you will be having
an even greater impact bringing in more people into our ecosystem.

Oren Bochman
Lead of Search

Operation Manager
E-mail: oren [at] romai-horizon
Mobil: +36 30 866 6706



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-----Original Message-----
From: wikitech-l-bounces [at] lists
[mailto:wikitech-l-bounces [at] lists] On Behalf Of Rob Lanphier
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:30 AM
To: Wikimedia developers
Subject: [Wikitech-l] New Engineering Community Group, headed by Sumana
Harihareswara

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to announce that we have promoted Sumana Harihareswara as manager
of Engineering Community group.  Sumana started with us as a contractor back
in February 2011, initially in a targeted engagement to help out with Google
Summer of Code and with the Berlin Hackathon last year.  Later that year, as
we interviewed people to bring in as Volunteer Development Coordinator, not
only did Sumana put in a strong application herself, but recruited very
worthy competition for the role.  After winning the role, she worked
tirelessly to straighten out many kinks in our processes around volunteer
development and systematically ensured that new volunteer developers get the
recognition and (if needed) help they deserve.  She has also applied focus
and organization in many areas outside of her immediate purview, for
example, recently stepping in as project manager for Git, and
occasionally filling in for me when I've been unavailable for the larger
Platform Engineering organization.

The promotion to Engineering Community Manager isn't so much a change in the
way things are done here so much as an official recognition of a vital role
that she has already played for the past year.  Sumana has been working with
Guillaume Paumier and Mark Hershberger under the somewhat ad hoc group title
of "Technical Liaison; Developer Relations (tl;dr)", serving as lead of that
group since last year.  Under the new "Engineering Community" name, this
group will continue to serve many roles:  facilitating collaboration and
communication between Wikimedia Foundation and its employees and the larger
Wikimedia developer community, as well as facilitating collaboration and
communication between the Wikimedia developer community and other Wikimedia
communities.

Thank you, Sumana, for your hard work over the past year.  I'm looking
forward to seeing what you and the group accomplish moving forward.
Congratulations!

Rob

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benapetr at gmail

Apr 25, 2012, 6:20 AM

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Re: New Engineering Community Group, headed by Sumana Harihareswara [In reply to]

Hi all,

Could we get some kind of information of what is this Engineering
Community Group? So far I know it's headed by Sumana, which is nice
but still I would like to know more :)

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM, Oren Bochman <orenbochman [at] gmail> wrote:
> Great news.
>
> Congratulations Sumana !!
>
> I think that this is greatly deserved -- I'd be glad that you will be having
> an even greater impact bringing in more people into our ecosystem.
>
> Oren Bochman
> Lead of Search
>
> Operation Manager
> E-mail: oren [at] romai-horizon
> Mobil: +36 30 866 6706
>
>
>
> Római Horizon Kft.
> H-1039 Budapest
> Királyok útja  291. D. ép. fszt. 2.
> Tel:   +36 1 492 1492
> Fax:  +36 1 266 5529
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wikitech-l-bounces [at] lists
> [mailto:wikitech-l-bounces [at] lists] On Behalf Of Rob Lanphier
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:30 AM
> To: Wikimedia developers
> Subject: [Wikitech-l] New Engineering Community Group, headed by Sumana
> Harihareswara
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm happy to announce that we have promoted Sumana Harihareswara as manager
> of Engineering Community group.  Sumana started with us as a contractor back
> in February 2011, initially in a targeted engagement to help out with Google
> Summer of Code and with the Berlin Hackathon last year.  Later that year, as
> we interviewed people to bring in as Volunteer Development Coordinator, not
> only did Sumana put in a strong application herself, but recruited very
> worthy competition for the role.  After winning the role, she worked
> tirelessly to straighten out many kinks in our processes around volunteer
> development and systematically ensured that new volunteer developers get the
> recognition and (if needed) help they deserve.  She has also applied focus
> and organization in many areas outside of her immediate purview, for
> example, recently stepping in as project manager for Git, and
> occasionally filling in for me when I've been unavailable for the larger
> Platform Engineering organization.
>
> The promotion to Engineering Community Manager isn't so much a change in the
> way things are done here so much as an official recognition of a vital role
> that she has already played for the past year.  Sumana has been working with
> Guillaume Paumier and Mark Hershberger under the somewhat ad hoc group title
> of "Technical Liaison; Developer Relations (tl;dr)", serving as lead of that
> group since last year.  Under the new "Engineering Community" name, this
> group will continue to serve many roles:  facilitating collaboration and
> communication between Wikimedia Foundation and its employees and the larger
> Wikimedia developer community, as well as facilitating collaboration and
> communication between the Wikimedia developer community and other Wikimedia
> communities.
>
> Thank you, Sumana, for your hard work over the past year.  I'm looking
> forward to seeing what you and the group accomplish moving forward.
> Congratulations!
>
> Rob
>
> _______________________________________________
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> Wikitech-l [at] lists
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l
>
>
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raylton.sousa at gmail

Apr 25, 2012, 7:32 AM

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This is great = D
I wonder if I'll still be able to call Sumana all the time in the irc to
solve my doubts? I hope so, she is patient =D


2012/4/25 Petr Bena <benapetr [at] gmail>

> Hi all,
>
> Could we get some kind of information of what is this Engineering
> Community Group? So far I know it's headed by Sumana, which is nice
> but still I would like to know more :)
>
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM, Oren Bochman <orenbochman [at] gmail>
> wrote:
> > Great news.
> >
> > Congratulations Sumana !!
> >
> > I think that this is greatly deserved -- I'd be glad that you will be
> having
> > an even greater impact bringing in more people into our ecosystem.
> >
> > Oren Bochman
> > Lead of Search
> >
> > Operation Manager
> > E-mail: oren [at] romai-horizon
> > Mobil: +36 30 866 6706
> >
> >
> >
> > Római Horizon Kft.
> > H-1039 Budapest
> > Királyok útja 291. D. ép. fszt. 2.
> > Tel: +36 1 492 1492
> > Fax: +36 1 266 5529
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: wikitech-l-bounces [at] lists
> > [mailto:wikitech-l-bounces [at] lists] On Behalf Of Rob
> Lanphier
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 5:30 AM
> > To: Wikimedia developers
> > Subject: [Wikitech-l] New Engineering Community Group, headed by Sumana
> > Harihareswara
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm happy to announce that we have promoted Sumana Harihareswara as
> manager
> > of Engineering Community group. Sumana started with us as a contractor
> back
> > in February 2011, initially in a targeted engagement to help out with
> Google
> > Summer of Code and with the Berlin Hackathon last year. Later that
> year, as
> > we interviewed people to bring in as Volunteer Development Coordinator,
> not
> > only did Sumana put in a strong application herself, but recruited very
> > worthy competition for the role. After winning the role, she worked
> > tirelessly to straighten out many kinks in our processes around volunteer
> > development and systematically ensured that new volunteer developers get
> the
> > recognition and (if needed) help they deserve. She has also applied
> focus
> > and organization in many areas outside of her immediate purview, for
> > example, recently stepping in as project manager for Git, and
> > occasionally filling in for me when I've been unavailable for the larger
> > Platform Engineering organization.
> >
> > The promotion to Engineering Community Manager isn't so much a change in
> the
> > way things are done here so much as an official recognition of a vital
> role
> > that she has already played for the past year. Sumana has been working
> with
> > Guillaume Paumier and Mark Hershberger under the somewhat ad hoc group
> title
> > of "Technical Liaison; Developer Relations (tl;dr)", serving as lead of
> that
> > group since last year. Under the new "Engineering Community" name, this
> > group will continue to serve many roles: facilitating collaboration and
> > communication between Wikimedia Foundation and its employees and the
> larger
> > Wikimedia developer community, as well as facilitating collaboration and
> > communication between the Wikimedia developer community and other
> Wikimedia
> > communities.
> >
> > Thank you, Sumana, for your hard work over the past year. I'm looking
> > forward to seeing what you and the group accomplish moving forward.
> > Congratulations!
> >
> > Rob
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Wikitech-l mailing list
> > Wikitech-l [at] lists
> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Wikitech-l mailing list
> > Wikitech-l [at] lists
> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l
>
> _______________________________________________
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>
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daniel at brightbyte

Apr 25, 2012, 11:35 AM

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Congratulations Sumana! Well deserved!

-- daniel

On 25.04.2012 05:30, Rob Lanphier wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm happy to announce that we have promoted Sumana Harihareswara as
> manager of Engineering Community group. Sumana started with us as a
> contractor back in February 2011, initially in a targeted engagement
> to help out with Google Summer of Code and with the Berlin Hackathon
> last year. Later that year, as we interviewed people to bring in as
> Volunteer Development Coordinator, not only did Sumana put in a strong
> application herself, but recruited very worthy competition for the
> role. After winning the role, she worked tirelessly to straighten out
> many kinks in our processes around volunteer development and
> systematically ensured that new volunteer developers get the
> recognition and (if needed) help they deserve. She has also applied
> focus and organization in many areas outside of her immediate purview,
> for example, recently stepping in as project manager for Git, and
> occasionally filling in for me when I've been unavailable for the
> larger Platform Engineering organization.
>
> The promotion to Engineering Community Manager isn't so much a change
> in the way things are done here so much as an official recognition of
> a vital role that she has already played for the past year. Sumana
> has been working with Guillaume Paumier and Mark Hershberger under the
> somewhat ad hoc group title of "Technical Liaison; Developer Relations
> (tl;dr)", serving as lead of that group since last year. Under the
> new "Engineering Community" name, this group will continue to serve
> many roles: facilitating collaboration and communication between
> Wikimedia Foundation and its employees and the larger Wikimedia
> developer community, as well as facilitating collaboration and
> communication between the Wikimedia developer community and other
> Wikimedia communities.
>
> Thank you, Sumana, for your hard work over the past year. I'm looking
> forward to seeing what you and the group accomplish moving forward.
> Congratulations!
>
> Rob
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikitech-l mailing list
> Wikitech-l [at] lists
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l


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erik at wikimedia

Apr 25, 2012, 12:02 PM

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On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Rob Lanphier <robla [at] wikimedia> wrote:

> Thank you, Sumana, for your hard work over the past year.  I'm looking
> forward to seeing what you and the group accomplish moving forward.
> Congratulations!

Whenever I wonder "What has Sumana been up to lately", I see her
working on some excellent new project, cleaning out a neglected
backlog, organizing training materials, helping people start an event,
documenting something undocumented, prodding WMF to get smarter -- in
other words, she's been tirelessly, fearlessly, capably making things
better for our dev community, which in turn benefits the quality of
the software we build together.

We're very lucky to have her. Congrats on the new role and thanks for
all your efforts, Sumana.

--
Erik Möller
VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation

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sumanah at wikimedia

May 10, 2012, 6:11 AM

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On 04/24/2012 11:30 PM, Rob Lanphier wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm happy to announce that we have promoted Sumana Harihareswara as
> manager of Engineering Community group.

Thanks, Rob, and thanks to all of you who congratulated me publicly or
privately. There's a lot to be done and I'm glad I'm doing it with you.
Here's a draft summary of our goals for July 2012-June 2013:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2012-13_Goals#Wikimedia_technical_community

To answer a few questions:

Raylton Sousa asked,
> I wonder if I'll still be able to call Sumana all the time in the irc to
> solve my doubts? I hope so, she is patient =D

Thank you! I'll be available somewhat less in IRC as I have more
conference-call meetings, but of course I encourage you to share your
questions in IRC because other people often have the answers.

Petr Bena asked,
> Could we get some kind of information of what is this Engineering
> Community Group?

As Rob mentioned, this is just a renaming of the TL;DR group:

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/11/15/tld/

Our activities:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Platform_Engineering#Engineering_Community_Team

Thanks again, everyone.

--
Sumana Harihareswara
Engineering Community Manager
Wikimedia Foundation

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