I've been waffling a bit about bringing this up - but what are the plans/status on the new CM hires that were mentioned in the post about SE raising funds?
There's certainly demand for their services, and something more than a skeleton team will likely allow for better interactions and insight into the community, since well, frankly, in hindsight - the period in which communities were basically left to fend for themselves in complete benign neglect hasn't worked that well. I'm reminded of a story of how manufacturers would remove components from a device till it fails, then add back the last thing they removed. You could add it back, but it isn't quite right, and the magic smoke could escape again.
It's a role I have been historically (and currently) interested in and to a small extent, it feels selfish to ask but... someone had to. While the PM roles have been open since pretty much immediately after Prashanth's post. We've also had, in the meanwhile, openings for Director and even Vice President roles - which I'm sure are vitally important as well
What I haven't seen are community roles. I'm a little baffled (and mildly impatient) over the lack of movement over what should be essential ground level hires.
Promises kept are important. They express a commitment. But just as much, promises do need to be kept in somewhat of a timely manner.
Almost two months on the original post, and as someone who is keenly interested in giving the role one last shot (and If I don't get it, looking forward to working with future CMs as a mod much as I have over the last few years) - what's the plan and status on the new hires, and when are we going to see the openings, and hopefully a revitalised community team?