Late yesterday afternoon I was seated on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as one of the two chapter-selected seats. I am still a bit in shock. I was up on stage at the Board panel this morning; I am looking forward to conversatons all weekend.
I have also been closing out WikiSym, which has been running the last three dasy. It has been a (I hope) great iteration of WikiSym. It’s been going smoothly … but I have been on my game as general organizer, dealing with detail after detail for the last couple of weeks. Now, however, I’m doing it with three hours of sleep and the stress of being seated on the Board. I have been up on stage with a mic at least six times in the last 12 hours, winging it pretty much every time…. It’s been intense.
But I wouldn’t have it any other way. As I said in my speech this morning, thank you to the chapters for seating me, and to Michael Snow for his amazing tenure on the Board. We have a hard and exciting couple of years ahead.