Thank you for this announcement Lila.

Good luck to Damon in his future endeavours;
Good luck to the leadership of the engineering teams during this transition;
And, good luck for recruiting the important CTO role soon!

Sincerely,
-Liam / Wittylama

On Friday, 3 July 2015, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
>
> I wanted to let you know that Damon Sicore’s last day with the WMF was June
> 30th. Damon has served as the Vice President of Engineering and played a
> role in our strategic thinking as we retool to fulfill our mission of
> delivering free and open knowledge to the world. We wish him well.
>
>
> Some of you may have questions about this transition and our plans for
> Engineering leadership. There’s a small FAQ attached below that should
> address some of the immediate questions about next steps. While I know you
> may have additional questions, we can’t share more regarding personnel
> issues. Thank you for respecting that confidentiality.
>
>
> ~~~~Lila
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Q. Why did Damon leave?
>
>
> Damon’s departure is a personnel issue, so we are not able to comment on
> it. Thank you for respecting that confidentiality and Damon’s privacy.
>
>
> Q. Who will manage Engineering and Technology?
>
>
> Lila and our interim Chief Operating Officer Terry Gilbey will be sharing
> oversight for the Engineering and Technology teams at the C-level. They'll
> work closely with the strong leadership of the audience verticals and
> individual teams. Lila, Terry, Katie Horn, Toby Negrin, Trevor Parscal, Wes
> Moran, and the C-team are committed to doing our best to minimize
> disruption to your day-to-day work, and to support you during this
> transition.
>
>
> Q. Who will guide Engineering decisions and set goals?
>
>
> The basic direction for the Engineering team is articulated in their
> approved Q1 goals. The team will continue to deliver on these commitments.
> The audience team leads will meet regularly with Lila to ensure that their
> work remains aligned with the WMF’s technical vision.
>
>
> Q. What does this mean for the new Engineering and Technology department
> structure?
>
>
> The department structures for Engineering and Technology remain the same.
> The audience verticals reflect the emerging strategy, and we believe they
> remain the best way to organize the WMF’s teams, based on the work we have
> ahead of us in the next few years.
>
>
> Q. Will there be any additional department reorganization as part of this?
>
>
> We’re not planning any additional organizational changes.
>
>
> Q. What does this mean for the ongoing CTO search?
>
>
> We are already underway with the CTO search; this will continue as planned.
> The CTO role is an important part of executing against the WMF’s
> engineering strategy. We look forward to bringing on board a new CTO with
> the leadership, perspective, and skills that the position entails.
>
>
> Q. Will we recruit for a new Vice President of Engineering? What is the
> timeline?
>
>
> Our priority will continue to be filling the CTO role. Once we have
> identified a CTO we’ll revisit the role of VPE, to ensure that the new
> CTO’s perspective is taken into consideration.
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