Thanks Anna,

It was great meeting you during Wikimania. All the best for your next
venture. And glad that you'll remain a Wikimedian afterwards. Once a
Wikimedian, always a Wikimedian! :)

best,
Subha

On 2/10/2016 10:51 AM, Nurunnaby Chowdhury (Hasive) wrote:
> 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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-- 
Best!
Subhashish Panigrahi
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
@subhapa / https://cis-india.org


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