Lila, Will any consideration be given toward selecting a new leader for the engineering team who has been an active volunteer with a Wikimedia project for some period of time?
Thanks, Todd On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 5:35 PM, 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. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>