Dear Anna!
Thank you! Will miss you!

-Hasive
WMBD

On Wednesday, 10 February 2016, Bohdan Melnychuk <bas...@yandex.ru> wrote:

> Your presence was one of few really good things I could remember about
> WMF. I hope you indeed stay an active volunteer wiki(p|m)edian and we can
> collaborate again. It was a pleasure :)
> --Base
>
> > Dear friends,
> >
> > During the past three years, I have been privileged to be a part of this
> > movement and this organization.
> >
> > I have been honored to be your colleague and to work with you in service
> of
> > the sum of all knowledge.
> >
> > In particular, I wish to note particular projects that have inspired me
> > very much.
> >
> > - Working with Philippe Beautdette, Maggie Dennis, James Alexander, and
> > Jan Eisfeldt to keep our community safe from threats of harm. [1]
> > - Working with Patrick Earley, Nick Wilson, Erica Litrenta, Sherry
> > Snyder, Oliver Keyes, and James Forester on the rollout of VisualEditor.
> [2]
> > - Working with Yana Welinder and Heather Walls to design a user-friendly
> > trademark policy. [3] [4]
> > - Working with Siko Bouterse to support Individual Engagement Grants and
> > movement diversity. [5] [6]
> > - Working with Jake Orlowitz to promote the Wikipedia Library and the
> > Wikipedia Adventure. [7] [8]
> > - Working with Jaime Anstee, Edward Galvez, Amanda Bittaker to encourage
> > evaluation and learning. [9]
> > - Working with Asaf Bartov to encourage regional cooperation in Central
> > and Eastern Europe. [10]
> > - Working with Floor Koudijs. Tighe Flanagan, Kacie Harold, Samir
> > Elsharbaty, Rodney Dunican, Sage Ross, Jami Mathewson, and LiAnna Davis
> on
> > the Wikipedia Education Program. [11]
> >
> > The Wikipedia Education Program is especially near and dear to my heart.
> It
> > is a means of educating readers, recruiting contributors, and creating
> > quality content. Since 2014, the number of education initiatives around
> the
> > world has increased by 36%. [12] [13] And 25% of all education programs
> are
> > in one of the regions that I directly supported. [14] I am so proud of
> what
> > they have accomplished. And I am enthusiastic about what great things
> they
> > have yet to achieve.
> >
> > I want to thank and compliment my current manager, Floor Koudijs. She is
> a
> > competent, considerate, conscientious leader, and her diplomacy skills
> are
> > unsurpassed. I am confident that the education team and the education
> > program will continue to excel under her leadership. They are in the best
> > hands.
> >
> > I want to thank and compliment my hiring manager, Maggie Dennis. She had
> > faith that, although I wasn’t an active community member, I could be
> taught
> > to be a good community advocate. I am so proud that I proved her right.
> She
> > taught me how to work in accordance with and to have the utmost respect
> for
> > the wiki way. [15]
> >
> > Wikipedia is a miracle, a monument to altruism. It is vital to the
> internet
> > ecosystem, and it is vital to the education system. I hope that more
> young
> > people especially will find their way to it and help out. And when they
> do,
> > I hope that they are met with wise mentorship from veteran community
> > members, just as I was.
> >
> > I intend to remain a Wikipedian even after I am no longer a WMF staff
> > member. And, with that promise, I’ll see you on the wikis. [16]
> >
> > All the best,
> > Anna Koval, M.Ed.
> >
> > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Threats_of_harm
> > [2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor
> > [3] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_policy
> > [4]
> >
> http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/29/designing-a-user-friendly-trademark-policy/
> > [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG
> > [6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Diversity_Conference
> > [7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library
> > [8] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Adventure
> > [9] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Evaluation
> > [10]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Central_and_Eastern_Europe
> > [11] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education
> > [12]
> >
> https://outreach.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Education/Countries&oldid=70367
> > [13] https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries
> > [14]
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ACEE_2015_State_of_the_CEE_Movement_Presentation.pdf&page=28
> > [15] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_wiki_way
> > [16] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Msannakoval
> >
> > --
> >
> > Anna Koval, M.Ed.
> > Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > +1.415.839.6885 x 6729
> > Skype: annakoval.wiki
> > ako...@wikimedia.org <javascript:;>
> > education.wikimedia.org
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