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tchay at wikimedia

May 17, 2012, 4:25 PM

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Announcement: Subramanya Sastry joins Wikimedia as Senior Features Software Engineer

Hello everyone,

It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing that Subramanya Sastry is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as a Senior Features Software Engineer. Initially, Subbu (as he is known by his peers) will work with the Visual Editor team to assist on building a new Parser. Maybe later we can get him interested in other architectural and structural performance engineering. ;-)

Before joining us, Subbu worked with fellow WMFer, Fabrice Florin, as the engineering manager and lead engineer at NewsTrust <http://newstrust.net/>, a nonprofit social news network devoted to good journalism. More recently (and more relevantly), he has been contributing to JRuby <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JRuby> to build a next-generation higher performance runtime <http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2012/oss-grant-roundup-jruby-runtime/>. He has his Ph.D. in CS from U. Wisconsin-Madison and his Bachelors from IIT in Kanpur.

Beyond that, he enjoys doing a lot of nonprofit and volunteer work. He’s worked at the Environment Support Group in Bangalore <http://esgindia.org> and with Asha for Education <http://ashanet.org/>, the Friends of River Narmada <http://narmada.org/ , and the India Institute for Critical Action Centre in Movement <http://cacim.net/> which focuses on critical engagement with social movements and their organizational politics. Most recently, he has been volunteering his time with Center for Earth and Energy Democracy <http://ceed.org>.

Subbu comes highly recommended by his peers, who describe him as an outstanding and versatile engineer, as well as a wonderful team player. More importantly, he is deeply committed to social change — not just to technology for its own sake.

He enjoys growing vegetables, cooking food, live music, movies on big screens, books, armchair philosophising and badminton.

His first official day was May 14th (I rushed the paperwork so Gabriel could get his hands on him :-)), and he will be working remotely from Minneapolis, MN. (He's reading this mailing list as we speak so I haven't had time to scrub all the awful things we said about him. Sorry!)

Please join me in welcoming Subbu to the Wikimedia Foundation. :-)

Take care,


Terry

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jdforrester at gmail

May 17, 2012, 4:28 PM

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Re: Announcement: Subramanya Sastry joins Wikimedia as Senior Features Software Engineer [In reply to]

On 18 May 2012 00:25, Terry Chay <tchay [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> Its with great pleasure that Im announcing that Subramanya Sastry is joining the
> Wikimedia Foundation as a Senior Features Software Engineer. Initially, Subbu (as
> he is known by his peers) will work with the Visual Editor team to assist on building
> a new Parser. Maybe later we can get him interested in other architectural and
> structural performance engineering. ;-)

Welcome, Subbu! Looking forward to working with you.

James
--
James D. Forrester
jdforrester [at] wikimedia | jdforrester [at] gmail
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roan.kattouw at gmail

May 17, 2012, 4:38 PM

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Re: [Wmfall] Announcement: Subramanya Sastry joins Wikimedia as Senior Features Software Engineer [In reply to]

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Terry Chay <tchay [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> Its with great pleasure that Im announcing that Subramanya Sastry is
> joining the Wikimedia Foundation as a Senior Features Software Engineer.
Our second new team member of the day, yay!

Welcome Subbu and James, looking forward to working with both of you.

Roan

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fflorin at wikimedia

May 17, 2012, 4:49 PM

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Re: Announcement: Subramanya Sastry joins Wikimedia as Senior Features Software Engineer [In reply to]

Congratulations, Subbu!

I am so glad that you are joining the engineering team at Wikimedia.

It will be a true pleasure to work with you again, and I am confident that you can make a big difference in improving our tools and features, so that more people can participate effectively on Wikipedia.

Everyone: I worked with Subbu for four years at NewsTrust.net, and can't say enough good things about him. He is a top-notch, one-of-a-kind developer and a really nice guy. He built a wide range of web services for our innovative social news network, where he was responsible for all our feature development and technical operations. We created some very cool services together and enjoyed an exceptional working relationship.

We are very lucky to have Subbu on our team, and I can't wait to see what he comes up with in his new role.

All the best,


Fabrice


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On May 17, 2012, at 4:16 PM, wikitech-l-request [at] lists wrote:
>
> From: Terry Chay <tchay [at] wikimedia>
> Subject: [Wikitech-l] Announcement: Subramanya Sastry joins Wikimedia as Senior Features Software Engineer
> Date: May 17, 2012 4:25:23 PM PDT
> To: Staff All <wmfall [at] lists>, Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l [at] lists>
> Reply-To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l [at] lists>
>
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing that Subramanya Sastry is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as a Senior Features Software Engineer. Initially, Subbu (as he is known by his peers) will work with the Visual Editor team to assist on building a new Parser. Maybe later we can get him interested in other architectural and structural performance engineering. ;-)
>
> Before joining us, Subbu worked with fellow WMFer, Fabrice Florin, as the engineering manager and lead engineer at NewsTrust <http://newstrust.net/>, a nonprofit social news network devoted to good journalism. More recently (and more relevantly), he has been contributing to JRuby <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JRuby> to build a next-generation higher performance runtime <http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2012/oss-grant-roundup-jruby-runtime/>. He has his Ph.D. in CS from U. Wisconsin-Madison and his Bachelors from IIT in Kanpur.
>
> Beyond that, he enjoys doing a lot of nonprofit and volunteer work. He’s worked at the Environment Support Group in Bangalore <http://esgindia.org> and with Asha for Education <http://ashanet.org/>, the Friends of River Narmada <http://narmada.org/ , and the India Institute for Critical Action Centre in Movement <http://cacim.net/> which focuses on critical engagement with social movements and their organizational politics. Most recently, he has been volunteering his time with Center for Earth and Energy Democracy <http://ceed.org>.
>
> Subbu comes highly recommended by his peers, who describe him as an outstanding and versatile engineer, as well as a wonderful team player. More importantly, he is deeply committed to social change — not just to technology for its own sake.
>
> He enjoys growing vegetables, cooking food, live music, movies on big screens, books, armchair philosophising and badminton.
>
> His first official day was May 14th (I rushed the paperwork so Gabriel could get his hands on him :-)), and he will be working remotely from Minneapolis, MN. (He's reading this mailing list as we speak so I haven't had time to scrub all the awful things we said about him. Sorry!)
>
> Please join me in welcoming Subbu to the Wikimedia Foundation. :-)
>
> Take care,
>
>
> Terry
>
> terry chay 최태리
> Director of Features Engineering
> Wikimedia Foundation
> “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment.”
>
> p: +1 (415) 839-6885 x6832
> m: +1 (408) 480-8902
> e: tchay [at] wikimedia
> i: http://terrychay.com/
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> aim: terrychay
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ssastry at wikimedia

May 18, 2012, 2:38 PM

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Re: [Wmfall] Announcement: Subramanya Sastry joins Wikimedia as Senior Features Software Engineer [In reply to]

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I am excited as well to be part
of the VE and the larger WMF team. I hope I can deliver the goods! :)

Have a great weekend,
Subbu.

> Yay Subbu! It is really awesome to have you on board. Now that the
> Parsoid team grew by 100%, we get to bounce ideas off each other and
> make the parser really shine ;) The next 80% after the first 80% are
> awaiting us..
>
> Cheers!
>
> Gabriel
>
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 1:25 AM, Terry Chay <tchay [at] wikimedia
> <mailto:tchay [at] wikimedia>> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing that Subramanya
> Sastry is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as a Senior Features
> Software Engineer. Initially, Subbu (as he is known by his peers)
> will work with the Visual Editor team to assist on building a new
> Parser. Maybe later we can get him interested in other
> architectural and structural performance engineering. ;-)
>
> Before joining us, Subbu worked with fellow WMFer, Fabrice Florin,
> as the engineering manager and lead engineer at NewsTrust
> <http://newstrust.net/>, a nonprofit social news network devoted
> to good journalism. More recently (and more relevantly), he has
> been contributing to JRuby <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JRuby> to
> build a next-generation higher performance runtime
> <http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2012/oss-grant-roundup-jruby-runtime/>.
> He has his Ph.D. in CS from U. Wisconsin-Madison and his Bachelors
> from IIT in Kanpur.
>
> Beyond that, he enjoys doing a lot of nonprofit and volunteer
> work. He’s worked at the Environment Support Group in Bangalore
> <http://esgindia.org> and with Asha for Education
> <http://ashanet.org/>, the Friends of River Narmada
> <http://narmada.org/ , and the India Institute for Critical Action
> Centre in Movement <http://cacim.net/> which focuses on critical
> engagement with social movements and their organizational
> politics. Most recently, he has been volunteering his time with
> Center for Earth and Energy Democracy <http://ceed.org>.
>
> Subbu comes highly recommended by his peers, who describe him as
> an outstanding and versatile engineer, as well as a wonderful team
> player. More importantly, he is deeply committed to social change
> — not just to technology for its own sake.
>
> He enjoys growing vegetables, cooking food, live music, movies on
> big screens, books, armchair philosophising and badminton.
>
> His first official day was May 14th (I rushed the paperwork so
> Gabriel could get his hands on him :-)), and he will be working
> remotely from Minneapolis, MN. (He's reading this mailing list as
> we speak so I haven't had time to scrub all the awful things we
> said about him. Sorry!)
>
> Please join me in welcoming Subbu to the Wikimedia Foundation. :-)
>
> Take care,
>
>
> Terry
>
> terry chay 최태리
> Director of Features Engineering
> Wikimedia Foundation
> “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely
> share in the sum of all knowledge.*That's our commitment.*”
>
> p: +1 (415) 839-6885 x6832 <tel:%2B1%20%28415%29%20839-6885%20x6832>
> m: +1 (408) 480-8902 <tel:%2B1%20%28408%29%20480-8902>
> e: tchay [at] wikimedia <mailto:tchay [at] wikimedia>
> i: http://terrychay.com/
> w: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Tychay
> aim: terrychay
>
>
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