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Personal update from Noam

Post by chiefwazer
Dear Community Members,

Over the last 12 years, we have built something truly special together. Where else, besides Waze, would users, volunteers, employees, partners, and public officials all work together, on one platform, for the common good?

A tweet I saw sums it up best:
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Today I am writing to let you know that 2020 is my last year at Waze. Nothing is happening immediately and my role is not changing yet, but we will begin the search for a leader who can propel Waze to the next phase. I remain fully committed to our mission at Waze, and it was important that I tell you about this change myself.

Why now? Waze is the strongest it’s ever been, as a product, business, team and community. It's the right time for a new leader to join the company and move the business and brand forward.

What changes tomorrow? Well, nothing changes tomorrow. All of the Waze staff you know, love and interface with daily are not going anywhere, and you will continue to have access to them. As for me, I will always be a part of this community and may finally have more time to edit the map.

I want to emphasize that Waze has Google’s continued support and we will continue to be an independent brand & service. Our 2021 plans and our vision remains the same. We are also investing significantly in our infrastructure and tools so that, with your continued support, we can continue to expand our service and “Outsmart traffic, Together”. Most importantly, you remain the very core and foundation of Waze—you make Waze what it is, and there are no plans to change that.

I believe strongly and passionately in what you are all doing, and I wanted to share my favorite quote by Margaret Mead with you:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Thank you for the time and effort you spend making Waze what it is today. I am so grateful to have you all in our community—we really couldn’t do it without you.

Your fellow Wazer,

Please stay in touch: @noam
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Post by alexs001
Aww man, and I just memed you. Be careful with the magic glove or you might...
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Best wishes!
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Post by asterix06
Thank Noam for all the faboulus things you did for Waze and all Communities.

It has been a great pleasure to Team up with you .... and Success for any your new activity.

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We will miss you. All the best on your future endeavors.
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Post by bz2012
The sadness we feel
as we learn that the day is drawing to a close
is offset somewhat
when we realize that we can look forward to
a beautiful sunset
followed by a star filled sky
and a beautiful moonrise.

Thank YOU for all the WAZE you help!
May all your WAZE be smooth!
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Post by cotero2002
From the small Caribbean island of Puerto Rico and its (also small) community of map editors, we wish only the best wishes for you and your family.

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Post by DavidAbarca
Oh Captain my captain!
Thanks for the great leadership and amazing ride you took us with waze! I dont wish you the best in the future because I know you will get the best in the future!
Thanks for all!! And I mean all!
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Post by delilush
Hi Everyone,

First of all - Since this is a special occasion we've opened the official announcement forum for comments (:

Most importantly - THANK YOU NOAM!! You've led Waze from a small new product to improving everyday life for Wazers all over the world, listening and really hearing what your users have to say. Speaking to you throughout the years it was always so clear how much you love Waze.

We will all miss you!!

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Post by Demagogue2
Whouff ! Such a clac !
We'll miss you...

Best wishes for your futur life ;)
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