I am very grateful to Aubrey!! :-)

Although, Aubrey, I think you have the wrong word there! ;-) Surely I
must not "pretend" but to actually and properly seek feedback?! ;-)

Which indeed, we shall all do I think.

So, how best to do that? Wikisource communities are small, but I think
we're actually more united in some ways than in other projects. But I
still think there's a fair bit of dispersion of conversations — I think
most people know about their local Scriptorium (or Bar, Cafe, Warung
kopi, or Тековни настани as the case may be), but there are lots of
contributors who aren't on this mailing list, or don't know about
Phabricator, or don't use IRC.

This issue is pertinent:
T144074 Improve the representation of Wikimedia communities beyond
English Wikipedia in the Community Wishlist Survey 2016[1]

So, anyway, thank you everyone for your welcomes. I just hope I can live
up to it all. :-)

Thanks,
Sam.

On Mon, 19 Sep 2016, at 09:03 PM, Andrea Zanni wrote:
> This is *fantastic* news!
> I'm really happy for Sam and I think this will bring a lot of good
> things for our community.
>
> Of course I don't want to take any credit, but I think it's important
> to remember that:
> * I talked with Ryan Kaldari and Danny Horn (of Community Tech) a lot
>   in Berlin. Johann (also CT) was in  Wien e we all met him:
> * they told me they were in need of another person in the team, and
>   would have liked a Wikisource person too
> * they were very impressed by the response that came from Wikisource
>   community during the Community Survey
>
> In the end, all this advocacy and commitment from the community (plus
> the crucial fact that Sam is awesome) paid off: I think we should all
> be proud of this.
>
> Having a person like Sam inside the WMF is special and crucial.
> He will not of course work just for Wikisource, but we have a real
> chance, as a community, to have a fruitful and rich conversation and
> communication between the community and the team, and we must not
> waste that.
>
> Sam ***must pretend*** a thorough feedback from us as a community,
> when he works on Wikisource stuff.
> We can collaborate to put our requests and feedbacks in the right
> places, and make sure that crucial problems are heard by the "top".
> So, it's a lot of work from us :-)
> We really need to to waste this opportunity.
>
> Aubrey
>
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 4:22 AM, Sam Wilson
> <s...@samwilson.id.au> wrote:
>> Yes, I hope so too!! :-)
>>
>>  Maybe we should create a column on the Wikisource board on which
>>  to put
>>  wishlist items? https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/1117/
>>
>>
>>  Oh, and for anyone who missed it, there's a great interview with tpt
>>  here:
>> https://blog.wikimedia.de/2016/09/08/i-dont-have-to-find-tasks-tasks-are-coming-to-me-being-a-volunteer-developer-for-wikimedia-projects-an-interview-with-tpt/
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, 16 Sep 2016, at 03:22 PM, Thomas Tanon wrote:
>>  > Hello Sam,
>>  >
>>  > Congratulations! That's amazing! I really hope you will be able to
>>  > keep
>>  > making the Wikisource tech backlog lower [1].
>>  >
>>  > Congrats again,
>>  >
>>  > Thomas
>>  >
>>  > [1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/wikisource/
>>  >
>>  >
>>  > > Le 16 sept. 2016 à 05:23, Sam Wilson <s...@samwilson.id.au> a
>>  > > écrit :
>>  > >
>>  > > Hi all,
>>  > >
>>  > > I've recently started working on the Community Tech team
>>  > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech at the Wikimedia
>>  > > Foundation. So I just wanted to say hi and that I'm really
>>  > > excited to be
>>  > > able to work on Wikimedia code full-time! :-)
>>  > >
>>  > > Community Tech is all about helping build tools that support
>>  > > contributors, and basically takes its work-list from the annual
>>  > > Community Wishlist Survey:
>>  > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Results
>>  > >
>>  > > For the last couple of weeks I've been working on a tool to
>>  > > bring better
>>  > > OCR to indic-language Wikisources, via Google's Cloud Vision
>>  > > API:
>>  > > https://wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Google_OCR
>>  > >
>>  > > I'm not at all exclusively working on Wiksource stuff of course,
>>  > > not by
>>  > > a long shot. But that's still where my personal interest lies,
>>  > > and so if
>>  > > anyone's got any ideas about future software development that we
>>  > > need
>>  > > then I'm keen to help if I can. And this year's Wishlist Survey
>>  > > will be
>>  > > happening before too long, so get ready to list stuff there!
>>  > >
>>  > > Lastly, please be gentle with me as I try to figure out how to
>>  > > shift to
>>  > > life not-as-a-volunteer! (Although I'm still a volunteer too.)
>>  > > I'm
>>  > > trying very hard to be transparent and professional and not blur
>>  > > the
>>  > > various roles.... gets confusing though! :-)
>>  > >
>>  > > Thanks,
>>  > > Sam.
>>  > >
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