Oh :( this is so sad. You were such an inspiration for me. Thank you for
everything that you have done to help Wikimedians of Albania and for me.
All the best for the future <3,
I hope to see you again.
Many hugs,
Greta


On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Josh Lim <jamesjoshua...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear Anna,
>
> I can’t thank you enough for all the work you’ve done to help us get to
> where we are today.  We wouldn’t have an Education Program, nor would we
> have been able to effectively leverage our partnership with Smart
> Communications here in the Philippines, if it weren’t for your efforts.
> For that, Wikimedia Philippines is forever grateful.
>
> But at the same time, as a Wikipedian, I am eternally grateful for all the
> advice, the stories, and lessons and, most especially, the laughs.  It was
> definitely awesome seeing you at Wikimania.  I was certainly hoping to see
> you this year if I get the chance to.  But either way, know that we will
> always be here for you, as we hope you will be for us.
>
> If we had to look for examples of awesome Wikimedians, you definitely
> count as one.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything, and
> we will definitely miss you.  Hopefully, somewhere, someday, our paths will
> cross once again.
>
> Many hugs from Manila,
>
> Josh
>
> > Wiadomość napisana przez Anna Koval <ako...@wikimedia.org> w dniu
> 10.02.2016, o godz. 01:49:
> >
> > 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
> > education.wikimedia.org
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