Welcome Kirkaracha: Our New Web Development Team Member February 9, 2024 12:32 PM   Subscribe

Hello MetaFilter!

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our team, a hire that has been highly anticipated - Kirkaracha!

As one of the founders of SportsFilter, a spinoff of MetaFilter based on its codebase, with over 20 years of experience in both frontend and backend web development, combined with 23 years being an active member of this community he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team and we look forward to the fresh perspectives he will bring. His joining marks a new chapter in the future of MetaFilter, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

I'll let him “introduce” himself below. In the meantime, please join us in extending a warm welcome to him. We are confident that with his expertise, we will continue to enhance our platform and deliver an even better experience for the community.
posted by loup (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 12:32 PM (60 comments total) 82 users marked this as a favorite

Welcome!
posted by frimble (staff) at 12:33 PM on February 9 [6 favorites]


Glad to be here and looking forward to helping out!
posted by kirkaracha at 12:38 PM on February 9 [84 favorites]


Very glad to see you here.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:41 PM on February 9 [8 favorites]


AND YOU SAID YOU WERE AGAINST CHILD EXPLOITATION look at that face!

srsly, welcome
posted by lalochezia at 1:11 PM on February 9 [8 favorites]


I still make that face on the regular.
posted by kirkaracha at 1:13 PM on February 9 [9 favorites]


Welcome aboard! I keep snacks in the green fridge, feel free to help yourself!

Definitely ignore the grey fridge, unless you’re feeling lucky.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 1:17 PM on February 9 [7 favorites]


Outstanding news! Thank you & welcome to the new role, Kirkaracha.
posted by cupcakeninja at 1:57 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Where's the donuts? New guy brings the donuts!
posted by wenestvedt at 2:11 PM on February 9 [2 favorites]


Okay that's awesome!
Thanks kirkaracha.
posted by trig at 2:19 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Good luck! We're all counting on you!
posted by briank at 2:29 PM on February 9 [6 favorites]


Kirkaracha, congrats
posted by clavdivs at 2:30 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


I love this news! Welcome and thank you, kirkaracha!
posted by kimberussell at 2:57 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Congrats and welcome!
posted by eirias at 2:59 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Doesn't he get a "staff" tag or is there some sort of initiation ceremony first?
[This is good]
posted by adamvasco at 3:35 PM on February 9 [4 favorites]


Yay congrats!
I’m unfurling a tiny flag in celebration, it’s just below this comment, over to the right beside the date and a + sign.
posted by chococat at 3:39 PM on February 9 [5 favorites]


First things first: quick, new coder, code yourself a Staff badge.
posted by notyou at 3:46 PM on February 9 [2 favorites]


Woo hoo! Congrats!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 3:55 PM on February 9


Congrats and welcome aboard!
posted by gentlyepigrams at 4:02 PM on February 9


Congratulations and welcome!
posted by Chrysopoeia at 4:25 PM on February 9


YAY! Congratulations and welcome, kirkaracha!

And congratulations to us, too - we're lucky to have you!
posted by kristi at 4:26 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Congrats, buddy!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 4:34 PM on February 9


Congrats and welcome. :)
posted by juliebug at 4:49 PM on February 9


Cool! Congratulations and have a blast!
posted by Shepherd at 4:55 PM on February 9


Good luck! We're all counting on you!
posted by briank at 5:29 PM on February 9 [4 favorites +] [⚑]

Good luck! We're all counting on you!
posted by ashbury at 5:20 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Seriously, this is great news and your CV indicates that you'll do fantastic things!
posted by ashbury at 5:21 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Woohoo!
posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 6:49 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Welcome!
posted by blurker at 6:56 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Welcome and congrats!
posted by NotLost at 7:49 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Just be sure to watch your training film.
posted by pracowity at 11:05 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Yay!
posted by JHarris at 11:26 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Huzzah! Congrats!
posted by brundlefly at 11:49 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


*Happy🌼Dance*

A very warm welcome to you, kirkaracha!!
posted by taz (staff) at 12:45 AM on February 10 [2 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by The Manwich Horror at 3:57 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


Yay! Welcome!

Also, "Kirkaracha" is just one of those usernames that's fun to say in different ways. KIRK-a-RACH-ah! kir-KAH-rach-a! kir-kah-rah-CHA!
posted by Kattullus at 5:01 AM on February 10 [4 favorites]


Yay! Welcome Kirkaracha!
posted by ellieBOA at 5:56 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


Awesome news! Congratulations, Kirkaracha!
posted by hydropsyche at 6:09 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


Welcome!
posted by TheophileEscargot at 6:25 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


as someone who has played the "insect overlords" card a couple of times myself, I, umm, salute my MeFi overlord who originated the thing. Welcome to the role!
posted by martin q blank at 7:30 AM on February 10 [4 favorites]


Congrats and welcome to everything being your fault, you're gonna love it!
posted by DarlingBri at 8:16 AM on February 10 [6 favorites]


Did anyone give the new guy the manual and the Costco-sized bottle of aspirin? What do you mean, you don't know where the manual is? Srsly, thanks for all you're going to do, kirkaracha!
posted by Lynsey at 9:53 AM on February 10


Congratulations!
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:41 AM on February 10


Welcome and congratulations! We’re lucky to have such an experienced coder take on the role!
posted by Frayed Knot at 1:22 PM on February 10


Mazel tov and thank you for doing it!
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 4:57 PM on February 10 [1 favorite]


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posted by snuffleupagus at 7:00 PM on February 10 [11 favorites]


Welcome! Thanks for jumping on board!
posted by apathy at 6:08 AM on February 11


[this is good]
posted by dg at 2:23 PM on February 11


this just to say
posted by clavdivs at 2:34 PM on February 11


EXCELLENT!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 9:39 PM on February 11


oh cool!

I remember kirkaracha from the first ever San Francisco meetup sometime in the early 2000's and mathowie was there too. So, like 20 years ago I suppose!
posted by vacapinta at 7:24 AM on February 12 [3 favorites]


Congrats, Kirkaracha.
posted by terrapin at 9:27 AM on February 12


Congratulations, Kirkaracha!
posted by supermedusa at 10:04 AM on February 12


Hurray, thanks for joining the team!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:57 PM on February 12


Welcome! Tea is over there and there's a plate of cookies being passed around somewhere here this morning...
posted by introp at 6:50 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]


Good luck.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:24 AM on February 13


[This is good] Welcome, get your staff tag, then there's this pony I want to ask about.
posted by theora55 at 12:50 PM on February 13


Congratulations and thank you!
posted by mikelieman at 4:46 AM on February 14


I, for one, welcome our web development overlord.
posted by Hot Pastrami! at 9:45 AM on February 14 [1 favorite]


Good luck and welcome! I have my fingers crossed for you!

Katullus: Also, "Kirkaracha" is just one of those usernames that's fun to say in different ways. KIRK-a-RACH-ah! kir-KAH-rach-a! kir-kah-rah-CHA!
It's difficult to say right when you're chewing scenery.
posted by k3ninho at 10:50 AM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by mubba at 6:38 PM on February 18


Great news!
posted by caviar2d2 at 4:51 AM on February 21


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