Since many of you will be at WordCamp…

Since many of you will be at WordCamp Europe this week-end, and may notice my absence, I suppose that this is as good a moment as any to announce that I am stepping down as the “lead” (never too sure what to call it) of the Polyglots’ team.

It has been a fantastic run of more than 5 years, and I am not leaving in anger or anything like it; instead, as it so often happens, a combination of reasons from both my personal as well as my professional life dictate that I must step back, for an indeterminate amount of time (this decision affects not only Polyglots, but also my presence as WordCamp organizer, including Europe 2014, and forums’ volunteer, among others, by the way).

I have discussed this with both @samuelsidler and @nacin, and we are working on a smooth transition plan, which means that I’ll probably be dealing with operational issues for just a bit longer, but I expect that Sofia will be the perfect occasion to kick off the debate on that (just make sure to report back here).

Also, you won’t be completely rid of me: I am not moving to the Galapagos 🙂 and will probably hang around as one of the translators of pt_PT: as usual, feel free to ping me at any time, about whatever, whenever you need to, keeping in mind that, from now on, I will only have opinions to offer, not solutions.

In closing, I’d just like to add that I have made many great and (I hope) lasting friendships here, which I fully intend to keep and that I will remember my days here, with all of you, with fondness and gratitude.

Thank you and happy translating 🙂

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