lydia.pintscher at wikimedia
Oct 2, 2012, 2:18 PM
Post #6 of 7
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Sumana Harihareswara
Re: Andre Klapper starts 8 October as WMF Bug Wrangler
[In reply to]
<sumanah [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> I am delighted to announce that October 8th will be Andre Klapper's
> first day as Wikimedia Foundation's Bug Wrangler. 
> You've seen him on IRC as "andre__" and on mediawiki.org as Malyacko,
> and sadly that's mostly how I'll be seeing him since he lives in the
> Czech Republic. He speaks German, English, French, and Czech, and can
> kinda read Russian. You might have met him at the 2012 Berlin hackathon.
> Andre got into open source because he switched to Linux, had a support
> question about GNOME Evolution, and got sucked into bug triage from
> there. You can read more about that in his essay "Kick, Push" in Open
> Advice <open-advice.org>. He's an editor of German- and
> English-language Wikimedia projects, and has already started commenting
> on and nudging bugs in our Bugzilla.
> I know Andre through the GNOME community, where he is Bugzilla
> maintainer and bugsquad member, member of the Release Team, member of
> the Translation Project Coordination team, member of the Czech GNOME
> translation teams, and author & maintainer of the GNOME Evolution user
> documentation. And he organized and ran GNOME's part in Google Code-In
> 2010/11 and 2011/12, so he might have opinions on whether Wikimedia
> should participate this year.
> Remember Maemo?  Andre worked as bugmaster on Maemo and MeeGo as well.
> I am thoroughly pleased that we were able to snag Andre for ourselves,
> and think his abilities and experience make him a great addition to
> WMF's Engineering Community Team and to Wikimedia. Welcome!
>  In case you're new and wondering what a bug wrangler does:
> http://tieguy.org/talks-files/LCA-2005-paper-html/index.html . In case
> you're an old-timer: this is the same job Mark Hershberger did as
> "Bugmeister" and I changed the title to something less gendered.
>  Last year at the GSoC mentor summit, Andre and I were sitting next
> to each other in a session, both got out our N900s to take notes, and
> started laughing. It's like the Newton of our time.
Wohooooo! Great to have you on board, Andre. Seems our ways are
crossing a lot lately ;-)
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