As most of you know, I’ve been dealing with COVID for the past few weeks, which I have still not recovered from, and I have experienced a very difficult personal loss. I need some time to recover both physically and emotionally.
As a result, I am going to be taking as much time off as possible until next year. Practically, this is what this means as I see it:
@nextgenethno, we have discussed this a bit. @Leonie, please take point on AMA organisation and @katejsim please take point on code review. Of course both of you will do both kinds of work, but this is just to ensure that there is a clear person in charge of making sure this happens collectively.
@rebelethno, please also continue to code and do code review. Please reach out to @alberto if you want to ask for more visualisations and to organise the Tulip tutorial. For the interview process, it is clear we need to push out the call for Czech and German ethnographers as we have not yet found someone suitable. @Richard, I am OK to interview the German candidate we have with you. @Jirka_Kocian I think we need to keep looking for Czech candidates. @Wojt and @Jan, please interview other Polish candidates if we need to, but do try to reach out to Mania asap and get that started since she is the obvious candidate.
@hugi, @nadia, @noemi, @alberto, @matthias, @johncoate – I do want to continue board onboarding before the new year, this is something I think I can manage and is necessary. I just got an email saying my Estonian e-residency was approved and will be available for pickup sometime in the next 2-5 weeks. I’ll let you know when that happens, but in the meantime am happy to join a board meeting if we can schedule one soon.
@marina, we can talk about 10-2 separately/on an ongoing basis. I think given what we discussed last week, it won’t be hard for me to sit in on the Tuesday meetings as it unfolds, given that most of the other partners are behind us in conceptualising their place in the consortium and writing up. I’ve also already let Filippos know about the situation and he has our writeup, so I think that is all stable for now.
@alberto, I will work on the white paper if I can, but it is hard to say whether I will be in a place to do it soon. I’ll definitely need a week or two first.
Thank you all for your understanding - stay well and be in touch if you need anything.