jforrester at wikimedia
Apr 22, 2013, 6:51 PM
Post #5 of 8
Welcome, Erik - great to have you here!
Re: [Wmfall] Announcement: Erik Bernhardson joins Wikimedia as Features Engineer
[In reply to]
As a naming system that's helpful when people have common forenames
beginning with a vowel, you can always use <first initial of
at a previous workplace of mine. ;-)
J. (Blessed with a name that doesn't start with a vowel, at least in English.)
On 22 April 2013 16:00, Terry Chay <tchay [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing that Erik Bernhardson has
> joined the Wikimedia Foundation as a Features Engineer.
> Before joining us, Erik was a web developer and operational
> jack-of-all-trades at Cite Media/Maverick Media which is a custom Symfony2
> CRM working on “what the internet is for”. There he worked on MySQL,
> Redis, Graylog2, ElasticSearch, Nginx w/PHP-FPM integration, phpUnderControl
> and capifony. He integrated dozens of different payment processors (shh…
> don’t tell FR-tech) and automated micro-site rollout for the clients using
> PHP integration into Chef.
> Six years ago, he became a PHP developer when he found out, while hacking
> his DVR that it had a PHP-based webserver. He still likes to do a lot of
> open-source work, and we found him because he was patching HipHop to add
> namespace support.
> His first official day is today (April 22). He is going to work with the
> Editor Engagement team on Messaging, and any other stuff we can throw at him
> until he feels sufficiently overwhelmed. I’m still trying to figure out how
> to verbally distinguish between my boss and him (suggestions welcome!).
> Erik lives in Campbell, CA, but is strangely okay with commuting to San
> Francisco all the time. He likes to drive his motorcycle down to Monterrey
> on weekends.
> Please join me in a welcoming Erik to the Wikimedia Foundation. :-)
> Take care,
> : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWEjvCRPrCo
> : https://github.com/ebernhardson
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James D. Forrester
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