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Barry Newstead
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Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation
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Dear Wikimedia friends and colleagues,

It is bittersweet for me to share with all of you that I will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation at the end of August to relocate to Australia for personal reasons.

It is difficult for me to leave Wikimedia and particularly leave the Global Development team, which I’ve had the pleasure of building and leading over the past two years. I am proud of what we have accomplished in raising the priority of much of the globe within the Wikimedia movement, strengthening our mobile strategy and education program, globalizing communications, and tackling the difficult movement roles issues that I hope can be put in the past. It hasn’t been easy or uncontroversial, but I truly believe that we are heading in the right direction.

One of the great joys of my work has been the opportunity to travel and meet many amazing Wikipedians and to share the Wikimedia story with the world. It is so inspiring to hear first hand how much people love our projects and the amazing things that so many people do in support of the movement. This is what helped me survive the many long flights and jetlag-filled nights.  It was an honour representing the Wikimedia Foundation and often the Wikimedia movement in so many places.

I am confident that the Global Development work will thrive with the team in place and with all of the dedicated community members who see us as partners. I look forward to becoming a volunteer member of the movement and supporting the work in new ways. Sue will share plans for the transition shortly.

Many thanks to all who have supported me and our work.

Kind regards,
Barry

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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

H R L Venkatesh-2
Dear Barry,

I miss your presence. You remember,  we met at VJTI, Mumbai, on the
'10th year Celebration day of Wikipedia'.
Wish you sound health, and happiness.
Regards,
Radhatanaya(Kannada)

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Barry Newstead <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Cross-posting
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Barry Newstead <[hidden email]>
> Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM
> Subject: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation
> To: Announce Mailing List <[hidden email]>
>
>
> Dear Wikimedia friends and colleagues,
>
> It is bittersweet for me to share with all of you that I will be leaving the
> Wikimedia Foundation at the end of August to relocate to Australia for
> personal reasons.
>
> It is difficult for me to leave Wikimedia and particularly leave the Global
> Development team, which I’ve had the pleasure of building and leading over
> the past two years. I am proud of what we have accomplished in raising the
> priority of much of the globe within the Wikimedia movement, strengthening
> our mobile strategy and education program, globalizing communications, and
> tackling the difficult movement roles issues that I hope can be put in the
> past. It hasn’t been easy or uncontroversial, but I truly believe that we
> are heading in the right direction.
>
> One of the great joys of my work has been the opportunity to travel and meet
> many amazing Wikipedians and to share the Wikimedia story with the world. It
> is so inspiring to hear first hand how much people love our projects and the
> amazing things that so many people do in support of the movement. This is
> what helped me survive the many long flights and jetlag-filled nights.  It
> was an honour representing the Wikimedia Foundation and often the Wikimedia
> movement in so many places.
>
> I am confident that the Global Development work will thrive with the team in
> place and with all of the dedicated community members who see us as
> partners. I look forward to becoming a volunteer member of the movement and
> supporting the work in new ways. Sue will share plans for the transition
> shortly.
>
> Many thanks to all who have supported me and our work.
>
> Kind regards,
> Barry
>
> --
> Barry Newstead
> Chief Global Development Officer
> Wikimedia Foundation
>
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> Barry Newstead
> Chief Global Development Officer
> Wikimedia Foundation
>
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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

Bishakha Datta
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On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM, Barry Newstead <[hidden email]> wrote:

It is difficult for me to leave Wikimedia and particularly leave the Global Development team, which I’ve had the pleasure of building and leading over the past two years. I am proud of what we have accomplished in raising the priority of much of the globe within the Wikimedia movement, strengthening our mobile strategy and education program, globalizing communications, and tackling the difficult movement roles issues that I hope can be put in the past. It hasn’t been easy or uncontroversial, but I truly believe that we are heading in the right direction.


Dear Barry,

A huge thanks and a big salute for all you've done for global development, movement roles, the strategy plan and all else.

I will retain many wonderful memories of working together. My favourite: kicking off the first Mumbai meet-up in September 2010, expecting a handful to show up, bemused surprise turning to delight as a handful grows to 45 people.

Cheers and I'm delighted that you will continue to be a part of the movement,
Bishakha
 

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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

Achal Prabhala-2
Dear Barry, you will be missed very much... I hope the move to Australia brings every happiness, and I'm glad you will still be 'here' - in a manner of speaking!

Cheers,
Achal

On Wednesday 08 August 2012 08:27 PM, Bishakha Datta wrote:
On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM, Barry Newstead <[hidden email]> wrote:

It is difficult for me to leave Wikimedia and particularly leave the Global Development team, which I’ve had the pleasure of building and leading over the past two years. I am proud of what we have accomplished in raising the priority of much of the globe within the Wikimedia movement, strengthening our mobile strategy and education program, globalizing communications, and tackling the difficult movement roles issues that I hope can be put in the past. It hasn’t been easy or uncontroversial, but I truly believe that we are heading in the right direction.


Dear Barry,

A huge thanks and a big salute for all you've done for global development, movement roles, the strategy plan and all else.

I will retain many wonderful memories of working together. My favourite: kicking off the first Mumbai meet-up in September 2010, expecting a handful to show up, bemused surprise turning to delight as a handful grows to 45 people.

Cheers and I'm delighted that you will continue to be a part of the movement,
Bishakha
 


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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

Gautam John
The Indian community will miss you, Barry. Good luck on the move and
do come visit us!

Thank you.

Best,

Gautam
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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

Srikanth Ramakrishnan-2
Barry,
it is indeed sad to hear that you are leaving.
You did a lot for the community.
Good luck with your future.
Cheers,
Srikanth.

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM, Gautam John <[hidden email]> wrote:
The Indian community will miss you, Barry. Good luck on the move and
do come visit us!

Thank you.

Best,

Gautam
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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

Arjuna Rao Chavala-2
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Hi Barry,

It was a surprise to note that you are leaving the foundation. 

Thank you for all  your contributions to the Wikimedia movement and specifically the interactions  with the Chapter from its formative days, towards furthering the movement objectives in India.

On behalf of the chapter team, I wish you  the very best.

Best wishes.and regards
Arjuna Rao Chavala
President, Wikimedia India


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM, Barry Newstead <[hidden email]> wrote:
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barry Newstead <[hidden email]>
Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation
To: Announce Mailing List <[hidden email]>


Dear Wikimedia friends and colleagues,

It is bittersweet for me to share with all of you that I will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation at the end of August to relocate to Australia for personal reasons.

It is difficult for me to leave Wikimedia and particularly leave the Global Development team, which I’ve had the pleasure of building and leading over the past two years. I am proud of what we have accomplished in raising the priority of much of the globe within the Wikimedia movement, strengthening our mobile strategy and education program, globalizing communications, and tackling the difficult movement roles issues that I hope can be put in the past. It hasn’t been easy or uncontroversial, but I truly believe that we are heading in the right direction.

One of the great joys of my work has been the opportunity to travel and meet many amazing Wikipedians and to share the Wikimedia story with the world. It is so inspiring to hear first hand how much people love our projects and the amazing things that so many people do in support of the movement. This is what helped me survive the many long flights and jetlag-filled nights.  It was an honour representing the Wikimedia Foundation and often the Wikimedia movement in so many places.

I am confident that the Global Development work will thrive with the team in place and with all of the dedicated community members who see us as partners. I look forward to becoming a volunteer member of the movement and supporting the work in new ways. Sue will share plans for the transition shortly.

Many thanks to all who have supported me and our work.

Kind regards,
Barry

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Chief Global Development Officer
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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

Pradeep Mohandas-3
Hi Barry,

There are a bunch of things to thank you for - the first Mumbai meetup, the Wikipedia 10 Celebrations, the WikiConference in 2011 and some of the work you did with the community as the India Programs was being setup. It was great to have interacted with you.

Wish you all the best with your future endeavours and good luck.

warm regards,
Pradeep Mohandas
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Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 20:17:09 +0530
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Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

Hi Barry,

It was a surprise to note that you are leaving the foundation. 

Thank you for all  your contributions to the Wikimedia movement and specifically the interactions  with the Chapter from its formative days, towards furthering the movement objectives in India.

On behalf of the chapter team, I wish you  the very best.

Best wishes.and regards
Arjuna Rao Chavala
President, Wikimedia India


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM, Barry Newstead <[hidden email]> wrote:
Cross-posting

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barry Newstead <[hidden email]>
Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation
To: Announce Mailing List <[hidden email]>


Dear Wikimedia friends and colleagues,

It is bittersweet for me to share with all of you that I will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation at the end of August to relocate to Australia for personal reasons.

It is difficult for me to leave Wikimedia and particularly leave the Global Development team, which I’ve had the pleasure of building and leading over the past two years. I am proud of what we have accomplished in raising the priority of much of the globe within the Wikimedia movement, strengthening our mobile strategy and education program, globalizing communications, and tackling the difficult movement roles issues that I hope can be put in the past. It hasn’t been easy or uncontroversial, but I truly believe that we are heading in the right direction.

One of the great joys of my work has been the opportunity to travel and meet many amazing Wikipedians and to share the Wikimedia story with the world. It is so inspiring to hear first hand how much people love our projects and the amazing things that so many people do in support of the movement. This is what helped me survive the many long flights and jetlag-filled nights.  It was an honour representing the Wikimedia Foundation and often the Wikimedia movement in so many places.

I am confident that the Global Development work will thrive with the team in place and with all of the dedicated community members who see us as partners. I look forward to becoming a volunteer member of the movement and supporting the work in new ways. Sue will share plans for the transition shortly.

Many thanks to all who have supported me and our work.

Kind regards,
Barry

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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

Ashwin Baindur
Hi Barry, 

It was great to have met and known you during our association of last two years. I remember the W10 Celebration where you placed Pune community on the Wikipedia map in Jan 2011 as our chief guest. Also, the funding for W10 celebrations, the support for WikiConference 2011, the creation and support for IEP and later India Programs and the Chapter. All these have made a very significant impact on Indian Wikipedian activities.

I wish you all they very best for the next part of your life and career in Australia and hope we get the opportunity to meet or work together in future also.

 
Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

BalaSundaraRaman
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Dear Barry,

Thanks for your contributions. I do recall the many discussions we had about the India strategy. Wish you good luck for your future endeavours.

Regards,
Sundar
 
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From: Barry Newstead <[hidden email]>
Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation
To: Announce Mailing List <[hidden email]>


Dear Wikimedia friends and colleagues,

It is bittersweet for me to share with all of you that I will be leaving the Wikimedia Foundation at the end of August to relocate to Australia for personal reasons.

It is difficult for me to leave Wikimedia and particularly leave the Global Development team, which I’ve had the pleasure of building and leading over the past two years. I am proud of what we have accomplished in raising the priority of much of the globe within the Wikimedia movement, strengthening our mobile strategy and education program, globalizing communications, and tackling the difficult movement roles issues that I hope can be put in the past. It hasn’t been easy or uncontroversial, but I truly believe that we are heading in the right direction.

One of the great joys of my work has been the opportunity to travel and meet many amazing Wikipedians and to share the Wikimedia story with the world. It is so inspiring to hear first hand how much people love our projects and the amazing things that so many people do in support of the movement. This is what helped me survive the many long flights and jetlag-filled nights.  It was an honour representing the Wikimedia Foundation and often the Wikimedia movement in so many places.

I am confident that the Global Development work will thrive with the team in place and with all of the dedicated community members who see us as partners. I look forward to becoming a volunteer member of the movement and supporting the work in new ways. Sue will share plans for the transition shortly.

Many thanks to all who have supported me and our work.

Kind regards,
Barry

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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ)-2

When a humble tiny group of Wikipedia users pondered upon an annual get-together added with some spice of outreach possibilities, we did not hope or expect that some one from Wikimedia Global Foundation will turn up there even with a terribly hectic schedule on a world itinerary at his hand. Our imaginations were perhaps too little.

But to our dismay, somebody took all interests on his own to make it a point to reach the venue at the right instant when a voice from our global existence was absolutely in need in front of a rather uneducated (about Wikimedia) media and public.

His arrival, short address, interactions  and interviews went a long way in taking the Wikisangamotsavam 2012 we held at Kollam during this April. Besides assuring the guest participants at the function, it also launched a series of mentions and reflections of the program and community at various forums and web spaces.

That was Barry Newstead, complete with his enchanting smile and entertaining mind and energetic spirits!

Thank you!

Your leaving Wikimedia now, makes us speechless....

Thank you for being there in Wikipedia and making a mark of it for ever.
And best wishes for  all success in your future endeavors!

 
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Re: Fwd: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation

stephen wanjau
What!

Barry, we just met and now you leaving! Anyway, they say good things are short lived and this so happens to be one of them. All the best and thank you for the role you played at the global devt faction of the WMF.

//Stephen

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) <[hidden email]> wrote:

When a humble tiny group of Wikipedia users pondered upon an annual get-together added with some spice of outreach possibilities, we did not hope or expect that some one from Wikimedia Global Foundation will turn up there even with a terribly hectic schedule on a world itinerary at his hand. Our imaginations were perhaps too little.

But to our dismay, somebody took all interests on his own to make it a point to reach the venue at the right instant when a voice from our global existence was absolutely in need in front of a rather uneducated (about Wikimedia) media and public.

His arrival, short address, interactions  and interviews went a long way in taking the Wikisangamotsavam 2012 we held at Kollam during this April. Besides assuring the guest participants at the function, it also launched a series of mentions and reflections of the program and community at various forums and web spaces.

That was Barry Newstead, complete with his enchanting smile and entertaining mind and energetic spirits!

Thank you!

Your leaving Wikimedia now, makes us speechless....

Thank you for being there in Wikipedia and making a mark of it for ever.
And best wishes for  all success in your future endeavors!

 
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