Congrats Yuvi. Keep up the good work.

On 12/19/11, CherianTinu Abraham <> wrote:
> Congrats and Bestwishes to Yuvipanda :)
> -Tinu Cherian
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 2:02 PM, Santhosh Thottingal <
>> wrote:
>> Congrats Yuvaraj Pandian!
>> -santhosh
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Tomasz Finc <>
>> Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 1:58 PM
>> Subject: [Wikitech-l] Please Welcome Yuvaraj Pandian & Max Semink
>> To:, Wikimedia developers
>> <>
>> Greetings all,
>> The Mobile and Special Projects department is pleased to announce the
>> addition of two new contractors to the team: Yuvaraj Pandian and Max
>> Seminik.
>> Yuvaraj Pandian or Yuvi as we gotten to know him was one of our 2011
>> Google Summer of Code students. During GSoC he worked with Arthur
>> Richards on porting the Wikipedia 1.0 bot to a PHP extension named
>> Selection Sifter. This was in important offline project as it allowed
>> us to better support and extend our offline tool chains. Previous to
>> this he had been active in the community where users
>> @logic and @planemad motivated him to come on and help the Wikimedia
>> community. One of his early Wikimedia project memories includes the
>> tawiki community discussing the ShortUrl extension. He found the
>> entire channel so lively and helpful that he applied for GSoC.
>> Yuvi will be working for us remotely while on a six month sabbatical
>> from KCG College of Technology, India. He'll be extending the Android
>> app, enhancing MobileFrontend, and working with our various offline
>> efforts to further the reach of the projects. You can find him on irc
>> under the nick 'yuviapanda' .
>> Max Semink has been an active MediaWiki contributor since 2009. He's
>> recently been most involved in developing the API Sandbox for
>> MediaWiki. An extension that allows any user to easily create complex
>> API queries through a visual interface. When not hacking on MediaWiki,
>> Max has been busy developing C++ software for embedded systems in the
>> railroad industry. While train switching has captured the majority of
>> his recent developer cycles, he's super eager to change direction and
>> focus his full time efforts on MediaWiki.
>> Max will be continuing his interest in the API by helping us improve
>> and extend its use within mobile. He'll be adding a proper API to
>> MobileFrontend, extending support for GPS, and in general moving the
>> API forward for our mobile clients. Max will be working for us
>> remotely and can be found under the nick 'MaxSem' .
>> It's great to be able to see two active community members be able to
>> join us full time.
>> Please join me in (re)-welcoming Yuvi and Max!
>> --tomasz
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