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Re: [Wikimedia Announcements] CTO Leaving Wikimedia Foundation end of July
Hoi,
This is a sad day.
Thanks,
Gerard

On 2 June 2011 18:23, Danese Cooper <danese@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> It is with considerable regret that I inform you of my planned departure
> from the Wikimedia Foundation at the end of July. I’ve really enjoyed my
> time here, and I’m proud of what Wikimedia Engineering has accomplished
> together.
>
> While I tremendously enjoyed helping to build the engineering organization,
> at this point in the development of the organization and the role, Sue, Erik
> and I have agreed that there’s no longer a fit between the identified near
> term needs and goals of the organization, and my own interests. I’ve
> therefore decided to leave WMF as CTO, but I remain a friend of the
> organization and the mission, and Sue, Erik and I talked about some ways to
> work together in coming months.
>
> To allow for an orderly transition, I will stay on as Wikimedia’s CTO
> through July. I'll be representing the Foundation and recruiting talent at
> several tech conferences, as well as engaging in transition activites within
> the Foundation. Erik will assume the title of Interim VP of Engineering and
> Product Development, and we’ll immediately start the transition of personnel
> and reporting lines.
>
> Erik will send a note about the transition shortly.
>
> Danese
>
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Re: [Wikimedia Announcements] CTO Leaving Wikimedia Foundation end of July [ In reply to ]
Danese, sorry to see you go. Though not always visible, you have done a lot
:)
Thank you for your efforts!

Teun Spaans
Everybody knew it was impossible, until someone turned up who didnt know
that.


On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Gerard Meijssen
<gerard.meijssen@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hoi,
> This is a sad day.
> Thanks,
> Gerard
>
> On 2 June 2011 18:23, Danese Cooper <danese@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > It is with considerable regret that I inform you of my planned departure
> > from the Wikimedia Foundation at the end of July. I’ve really enjoyed my
> > time here, and I’m proud of what Wikimedia Engineering has accomplished
> > together.
> >
> > While I tremendously enjoyed helping to build the engineering
> organization,
> > at this point in the development of the organization and the role, Sue,
> Erik
> > and I have agreed that there’s no longer a fit between the identified
> near
> > term needs and goals of the organization, and my own interests. I’ve
> > therefore decided to leave WMF as CTO, but I remain a friend of the
> > organization and the mission, and Sue, Erik and I talked about some ways
> to
> > work together in coming months.
> >
> > To allow for an orderly transition, I will stay on as Wikimedia’s CTO
> > through July. I'll be representing the Foundation and recruiting talent
> at
> > several tech conferences, as well as engaging in transition activites
> within
> > the Foundation. Erik will assume the title of Interim VP of Engineering
> and
> > Product Development, and we’ll immediately start the transition of
> personnel
> > and reporting lines.
> >
> > Erik will send a note about the transition shortly.
> >
> > Danese
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia Announcements] CTO Leaving Wikimedia Foundation end of July [ In reply to ]
I'm sorry to hear that, Danese. While we haven't really worked
together, I've heard nothing but good things from those that have
worked with you. The WMF is significantly poorer for losing you.

Could you elaborate on your reason for leaving? Has a decision been
made to change the direction and purpose of the tech team? I don't
remember hearing about such a decision, although I may have missed it.

On 2 June 2011 17:32, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hoi,
> This is a sad day.
> Thanks,
>      Gerard
>
> On 2 June 2011 18:23, Danese Cooper <danese@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> It is with considerable regret that I inform you of my planned departure
>> from the Wikimedia Foundation at the end of July. I’ve really enjoyed my
>> time here, and I’m proud of what Wikimedia Engineering has accomplished
>> together.
>>
>> While I tremendously enjoyed helping to build the engineering organization,
>> at this point in the development of the organization and the role, Sue, Erik
>> and I have agreed that there’s no longer a fit between the identified near
>> term needs and goals of the organization, and my own interests.  I’ve
>> therefore decided to leave WMF as CTO, but I remain a friend of the
>> organization and the mission, and Sue, Erik and I talked about some ways to
>> work together in coming months.
>>
>> To allow for an orderly transition, I will stay on as Wikimedia’s CTO
>> through July. I'll be representing the Foundation and recruiting talent at
>> several tech conferences, as well as engaging in transition activites within
>> the Foundation. Erik will assume the title of Interim VP of Engineering and
>> Product Development, and we’ll immediately start the transition of personnel
>> and reporting lines.
>>
>> Erik will send a note about the transition shortly.
>>
>> Danese
>>
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>> directed to Foundation-L, the public mailing list about the Wikimedia
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