Philippe, Very sad to hear this news. While the movement and WMF are in a better place because of your work - that is in part why the impact of your departure will be felt movement-wide.
It has always been a pleasure working with you and I am happy to hear that you will remain present in the community. I certainly hope for a speedy and full recovery on any remaining health challenges. Also, best wishes on your next adventures - I am confident you will continue to do amazing things. But still very sad to see you go. :( Maggie - congratulations and condolences. While it is under sad circumstances, it is still great and promising news. -greg (User:Varnent) On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Luis Villa <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > This is the kind of email you never want to respond to, either as a manager > or as a friend. Philippe will, of course, be missed around here. I spent my > first two years here literally looking him in the eye over a cube wall > every day, and as the office’s most frequent explainer of all things wiki, > the place will not be the same without him. But I am also very glad to know > that he will be taking care of himself so that he can tackle his next > challenge from a healthy place. > > While Philippe will be impossible to completely replace, I am excited to > share that Maggie Dennis [[User:Mdennis (WMF)]] has been promoted to > Director of Community Advocacy, effective immediately. I expect Maggie’s > amazing combination of energy, patience, and organization will make her a > great leader for the team, and that the team will continue to be a solid > source of support and communication with contributors. > > No transition is perfectly smooth, but I expect this one should be > reasonably transparent for people outside the team: Maggie has already been > managing much of the day-to-day work of the team, and her strong > organizational and communications skills will shine through here. That > said, please have some patience with the team as they adjust to new lines > of communication and organization. > > Sadly, but with good memories of the past and optimism about the future- > Luis > > On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:01 PM, Philippe Beaudette < > phili...@wikimedia.org > > wrote: > > > Dear friends, > > > > Six years is a long time. Over the last six years, I've been privileged > to > > be a part of so many things with you. And I'm proud of what we've done > > together. For the last six years, I've been a part of things that will > > excite me until the day that I die - the things that, together, we did in > > service of that phrase - "the sum of human knowledge" - were magical. > I'll > > never forget them, and I've been honored to be a part of this movement. > > > > But it's time for me to move on. > > > > As many of you know, for the last couple of years, I've struggled with my > > health. I've come to the unpleasant realization that for my own good, I > > need to step back and focus on healing, and then look around for new and > > exciting opportunities. > > > > When Sue left, she said that her decision process included looking around > > and taking stock of the people and the condition of the Foundation, and > > asking herself "Is it safe? If I leave, is it safe?" and when she knew it > > was, she began to consider the idea. > > > > I've been doing the same, obviously focused on projects and programs that > > are important to me. And I look around and I know that with the > > contributors that we have - brilliant, dedicated, passionate people.... > and > > the staff that we have - dynamic, talented, devoted, and fearless.... > it's > > safe. So it's time for me to move on, and to leave it to them. > > > > As a housekeeping note: I've agreed with Luis that I'll be available > until > > 9/15, though I'll be out on medical leave, so may be slow to answer > > questions. If I owe you something, please remind me so that we can get > it > > properly assigned out. > > > > You can all reach out to me at any time... phili...@beaudette.me.... and > > any time I see you will be a celebration. > > > > With my deepest affection, > > > > Philippe > > > > *Philippe Beaudette * \\ Director, Community Advocacy \\ Wikimedia > > Foundation, Inc. > > T: 1-415-839-6885 x6643 | phili...@wikimedia.org | : @Philippewiki > > <https://twitter.com/Philippewiki> > > _______________________________________________ > > 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> > > > > > -- > Luis Villa > Sr. Director of Community Engagement > Wikimedia Foundation > *Working towards a world in which every single human being can freely share > in the sum of all knowledge.* > _______________________________________________ > 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> > _______________________________________________ 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>