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Re: Leaving the Wikimedia Foundation, staying on the wikis

Heather Ford-3
Oh goodness! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity, Dario, but oh how we will
miss you.

Congrats on the new role, Leila! You'll continue to do great things, I'm
sure.

All the best,
Heather.

Dr Heather Ford
Senior Lecturer, School of Arts & Media <https://sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/>,
University of New South Wales
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On Thu, 14 Feb 2019 at 08:56, Dario Taraborelli <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I've got some personal news to share.
>
> After 8 years with Wikimedia, I have decided to leave the Foundation to
> take up a new role focused on open science. This has been a difficult
> decision but an opportunity arose and I am excited to be moving on to an
> area that’s been so close to my heart for years.
>
> Serving the movement as part of the Research team at WMF has been, and will
> definitely be, the most important gig in my life. I leave a team of
> ridiculously talented and fun people that I can’t possibly imagine not
> spending all of my days with, as well many collaborators and friends in the
> community who have I worked alongside. I am proud and thankful to have been
> part of this journey with you all. With my departure, Leila Zia is taking
> the lead of Research at WMF, and you all couldn't be in better hands.
>
> In March, I’ll be joining CZI Science—a philanthropy based in the Bay
> Area—to help build their portfolio of open science programs and technology.
> I'll continue to be an ally on the same fights in my new role.
>
> Other than that, I look forward to returning to full volunteer mode. I
> started editing English Wikipedia in 2004, working on bloody chapters in
> the history of London
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield,_London>; hypothetical
> astronomy <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Nine>; unsung heroes among
> women in science <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Potter>; and of
> course natural <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_South_Napa_earthquake>,
> technical <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_2016_Dyn_cyberattack>
> and political
> disasters
> <
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_United_States_elections
> >.
> I’ve also developed an embarrassing addiction to Wikidata, and you’ll
> continue seeing me around hacking those instances of Q16521
> <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q16521> for a little while.
>
> I hope our paths cross once again in the future.
>
> Best,
>
> Dario
>
>
> --
>
> *Dario Taraborelli  *Director, Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation
> research.wikimedia.org • nitens.org • @readermeter
> <http://twitter.com/readermeter>
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Ziko van Dijk-3
Hello Dario,

The very best for the future, I am going to miss your voice at the research
meetings. Great news that Leila takes over.

Kind regards
Ziko

Am Mi., 13. Feb. 2019 um 22:56 Uhr schrieb Dario Taraborelli <
[hidden email]>:

> Hey all,
>
> I've got some personal news to share.
>
> After 8 years with Wikimedia, I have decided to leave the Foundation to
> take up a new role focused on open science. This has been a difficult
> decision but an opportunity arose and I am excited to be moving on to an
> area that’s been so close to my heart for years.
>
> Serving the movement as part of the Research team at WMF has been, and will
> definitely be, the most important gig in my life. I leave a team of
> ridiculously talented and fun people that I can’t possibly imagine not
> spending all of my days with, as well many collaborators and friends in the
> community who have I worked alongside. I am proud and thankful to have been
> part of this journey with you all. With my departure, Leila Zia is taking
> the lead of Research at WMF, and you all couldn't be in better hands.
>
> In March, I’ll be joining CZI Science—a philanthropy based in the Bay
> Area—to help build their portfolio of open science programs and technology.
> I'll continue to be an ally on the same fights in my new role.
>
> Other than that, I look forward to returning to full volunteer mode. I
> started editing English Wikipedia in 2004, working on bloody chapters in
> the history of London
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield,_London>; hypothetical
> astronomy <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Nine>; unsung heroes among
> women in science <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Potter>; and of
> course natural <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_South_Napa_earthquake>,
> technical <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_2016_Dyn_cyberattack>
> and political
> disasters
> <
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_United_States_elections
> >.
> I’ve also developed an embarrassing addiction to Wikidata, and you’ll
> continue seeing me around hacking those instances of Q16521
> <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q16521> for a little while.
>
> I hope our paths cross once again in the future.
>
> Best,
>
> Dario
>
>
> --
>
> *Dario Taraborelli  *Director, Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation
> research.wikimedia.org • nitens.org • @readermeter
> <http://twitter.com/readermeter>
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