Sending on behalf of Tomasz Finc.

Greetings All,

I'm super happy to announce that the engineering department has hired its
first developer specifically for mobile. Patrick Reilly has joined us as a
Sr. Software Developer for mobile and will be reporting directly to me.

Patrick's first responsibility will include porting our existing mobile
gateway to something a bit closer to our core architecture. He'll be
assessing the current list of features for the gateway and will begin work
on the next generation of mobile infrastructure for the WMF. This is a very
high priority project as it is carefully timed with the mobile research work
that both Mani and Parul are leading for us. Both of these projects will be
the foundation of our mobile efforts going forward and are being actively
documented and discussed at

I'm really happy to have Patrick in this role as he has a wealth of platform
development experience on big web sites. Through his work at Big Tent
Design, Inc, OmniTI, Schematic, Media Revolution and numerous others he's
really enjoyed building high traffic sites while keeping a focus on the
mobile experience.

Patrick continues to be active in the open source community by being the
evangelism team leader for the PHP group.

If you have any questions for Patrick or simply want to say hello then you
can reach him at or preilly on irc in

Please join me in welcoming Patrick Reilly to the Tech Department and to
WMF.  We are very happy to have him join us.

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