Yesterday I received Andreas Kviby´s departure email. Since this was a public email, sent to all his members of his WixShow initiative, I feel free to publish a copy below.
I do not want to interfere intrinsically in this case: we only hear Andreas´s side and Wix´s hire-and-fire policy is theirs, and theirs alone.
But with Andreas´s departure from Wix Code (apart for some running projects), I am probably (one of) the most senior, outside member of the Wix Code Beta project and I feel the need to not let Andreas´departure go unnoticed.
Without a doubt, Andreas was the most active outside member on this forum. His contributions have helped many of us and he was always willing to help people, going as far as to write parts of the code for them.
Many of us owe gratitude to him and his departure from Wix is without a doubt a great loss. I believe Wix Code could have benefited hugely from his experience, but alas, it was not meant to be.
To express our (forum members, Wix Support and even Wix Ltd) gratitude for his relentless enthusiasm and evangelical work, I propose to set up some kind of account on the web where we can all donate some money. With this, we could buy something on Amazon and have it delivered to Andreas.
Let me know if there is any interest in saying goodbye to Andreas in a dignified manner.