Today is my last day as a Namatian. I am starting a new job on Monday at Civilized Discourse Construction Kit (CDCK), the company that makes the Discourse open source software we use here to host community discussions. I love and appreciate you all, and am deeply grateful for the very valuable and important legal empowerment work you do, which I know too many of you are doing under difficult and dangerous circumstances. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to be your community manager for the last five years, and to work shoulder to shoulder with such devoted and hard working team members to bring together this community for shared learning, collaboration and mutual support. I know you will continue to do great things as the legal empowerment movement grows.
Luckily, I still get to be a part of it! CDCK encourages their people to be involved in communities powered by their software, so I will be able to continue on here as moderator and help out with some technical aspects of maintaining this platform. You may not be seeing my name quite so often in your inbox, but I am still here and will be an active and opinionated member. I would be happy to hear from you any time - just drop me a message here to ask questions about Discourse, make a feature suggestion, or just to say hello!
There are too many wonderful memories to share them all here. There is one that seems fitting given my move from Namati to CDCK. On the discourse developers forum, back in 2016, I shared the photo below from Tanzania. I was so inspired and energized on that trip, having visited a number of paralegal programs together with exchange participants coming from all over the world.
Photo: @michaelotto ©2016