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Nov 16, 2012, 2:40 AM
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Welcome to the team! All the Best!
Re: [Engineering] Welcome Quim Gil to Engineering Community Team!
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On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 5:08 AM, Quim Gil <qgil [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> Hello everybody, and thank you Sumana for the warm welcome.
> I had expected a first day at work with time to fill a personal
> profile properly and write a blog post, but the end of my second day
> is approaching and I'm still not there. It's all good, in the meantime
> I completed my first task as WMF employee: kicking off
> This 'Technical Contributor Coordinator' job is better understood by
> the actions than by the name of the role. If you are interested, check
> my fast-growing task list:
> Community outreach can be rather distracting, since reading and
> socializing is the best AND the worst thing to do if you want to
> accomplish anything. It's not easy to mix the right dose. Trying to
> find the appropriate balance, my work is guided by a rather simple
> 1. Focus on the WMF focus.
> 2. Agreement with Sumana.
> 3. No more than three ongoing tasks at a time.
> I don't mention openness and transparency because they are intrinsic
> and assumed.
> Feel free suggesting new items and different priorities. Most of my
> work needs to be done next to somebody else i.e. you (yes, you!).
> If you care about who I am and where do I (professionally) come from,
> here is a couple of useful links:
> More about all this in the blog post that (hopefully) will be
> published tomorrow celebrating THE GREAT JOY OF BEING HERE WITH YOU -
> and even be paid for it. :)
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Sumana Harihareswara
> <sumanah [at] wikimedia> wrote:
>> I am very happy to announce that tomorrow is Quim Gil's first day in the
>> Engineering Community Team of the Wikimedia Foundation. His title is
>> Technical Contributor Coordinator (IT Communications Manager) which
>> means that he'll be reaching out to and nurturing our testers, coders,
>> documenters, product managers, sysadmins, and other contributors to
>> Wikimedia technologies like MediaWiki. His blog entry about coming to
>> WMF: https://flors.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/moving-up-in-the-freedom-stack/
>> Quim is a contributor to Catalan Wikisource & Wikipedia and English
>> Wikipedia (User:Qgil), and has helped Wikimedia's mobile team as a
>> volunteer. Most recently he's dug into statistical analysis of
>> MediaWiki's coder community and the philosophical conundrum of
>> RESOLVED:LATER. You might also know him from his activity in the worlds
>> of GNOME, Qt, and Maemo -- he's coming to us from Nokia. If I try to
>> detail all the consulting, event-running, volunteer recruiting, open
>> source community management, writing, and projects he's done, I'll hit
>> some kind of mailman limit so I won't try. :-)
>> Quim lives in the Bay Area and will be working out of the San Francisco
>> office while reporting to me remotely, which is kind of hilarious. In
>> the near future he'll be encouraging volunteer testers and running our
>> Outreach Program for Women.
>> And tomorrow is Quim's birthday! So, happy birthday and welcome, Quim!
>> Sumana Harihareswara
>> Engineering Community Manager
>> Wikimedia Foundation
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