Dear Vishnu,

Thank you for everything you have done for free knowledge in your time with
CIS-A2K.  You have always modelled a mature and professional approach to
the work and to engagement with our communities, never at the expense of
warmth, sympathy, and genuine interest in what volunteers care about and
aspire to.  All jobs in the Wikimedia world are complex, but you came in to
a particularly complex ecosystem, with multiple stakeholders, many
different communities, and not a little bit of baggage and history, not all
of it helpful. :)

Your integrity and hard work inspired all around you, and paved the way to
great improvements in communications, community and inter-organizational
relations, and, of course, programmatic impact.

You will certainly be missed.


P.S. We are yet to have our friendly hot-spicy-food competition. :) It's a
small world.

On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 1:33 AM, Vishnu T <> wrote:

> Dear Wikimedians,
> This is my last day as the CIS-A2K Program Director.
> The last 2 years and 3 months have been immensely exciting with tons of
> learning and work!
> I have loved meeting many Wikimedians, face to face, across the length and
> breadth of India. The interactions I had with many of the Wikimedians in
> India have been immensely useful to my learning.
> The diversity of our community and the Wikimedia projects in India is so
> rich and intricate - I wish I could map out my entire set of impressions,
> to only give a slight glimpse of it!!
> Signing off as the Program Director for now. See you on-wiki, here on the
> lists and in real life whenever our paths cross.
> A quick update: The next A2K Program Director selection is under process
> and hopefully we should all be able to welcome the new incumbent in June,
> 2015. Until then the A2K team is being internally monitored by CIS
> leadership.
> Best wishes,
> Vishnu
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