[Newbies] Time to Vote!
ron at usmedrec.com
Mon Feb 5 15:47:31 UTC 2018
Thank you for your email. Certainly, I think what you have to say is
on-topic. Please do share.
All the best,
On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:39 AM, Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas <
offray at riseup.net> wrote:
> Hi Ron,
> I'm pretty sure that the people in the voting list are pretty good. I
> can't vote because I don't know how to choose one over, without being part
> of other mailing list, which brings me back to what is happening in this
> list and how to improve it.
> I think that we all have been responsible for the silent times on this
> list. I remember it being pretty active when I subscribed, back in 2006 in
> the times of SqueakFest and OLPC. In fact 2006 was the first time I left my
> country to attend to SqueakFest. After that I changed, but the community
> was kind of the same. I found other Smalltalk variants more suited with my
> needs, but I hold dearly Etoys and many of ideas that crystallize in
> several variants of Smalltalk.
> Maybe I could talk about the themes that I feel are connected with this
> list despite of using Pharo to implement them: Critical code+data literacy
> for young and adults, hackerspaces & hackathons as alternative educational
> spaces and so on. If that is on-topic, I will be glad to share them. I
> really liked the strong educational focus of this community and I think
> that we can spread that focus to non-school contexts, despite of our
> Smalltalk flavor.
> On 02/02/18 19:34, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
> Hi Offray,
> I'd be happy to add you to the voting list. Let me know and I'll add you
> for next year.
> I agree with you. Many years ago I used to be much more active (if you
> can believe that). My idea at the time was that we would actually have a
> period of time for campaigning. For a while, I started doing community
> interviews for news.squeak.org. I had tried also presenting questions,
> but I got some feedback that my questions were too focused on what I wanted
> and didn't represent the community at large. At that point, I tried to
> encourage the community to ask questions instead but that didn't work
> either because nobody asked questions. I'm was actually happy that
> everyone that is running this year gave some indication of what they are
> interested in doing and why they were running. See
> http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6590 - Posts related to the Election
> I can tell you that for the group of people we have running there are no
> bad votes! Everyone is terrific! I could highlight some differences but
> that won't really help because the community members were correct, I AM
> BIASED. :)
> What I would recommend is getting on the voters' list. Talk to your
> friends and get to know the people that are active in the community. You
> might have to subscribe to Squeak-Dev or VM-Dev to get to know people
> better. Most of the candidates don't often post to the beginners' list.
> The beginners' list has always had a soft spot in my heart. I was here from
> the very beginning. That is why I include it in my election emails. Wow,
> just looking the beginners' list started in May 2006, it's been 12
> years! Once you have a good idea of what the community needs, you could
> ask questions! Talk to the candidates. Your questions will probably be
> helpful for others that didn't take the time to ask but might want to know
> the answer too.
> Do let us know If you have other suggestions on ways we can improve or
> write me directly. I will do whatever I can to help!
> All the best,
> Ron Teitelbaum
>  http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/beginners/2006-May/
> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 6:32 PM, Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas <
> offray at riseup.net> wrote:
>> I have seen the voting call, but I don't know who I could vote for. I
>> think that we have excellent candidates list, but having low voting rates
>> is, for me a symptom of low communication rates, not about the voting
>> candidates, but about what is happening in general in the community.
>> So, how can approach the more structural program about improving
>> community participation and communication so, we can have a more informed
>> voting campaign and proactivity from voters and the community in general.
>> On 02/02/18 08:06, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Not sure if I've mentioned this but IT"S TIME TO VOTE!
>> You may be asking why is Ron pushing so hard for people to vote?
>> We are on track to have our lowest vote count ever. The number of voters
>> is going down year to year but the drop this year is significant. I'm sure
>> we can do better!
>> Please let me know if you have trouble finding your ballot. I can resend
>> it to you.
>> All the best,
>> Ron Teitelbaum
>> Beginners mailing listBeginners at lists.squeakfoundation.orghttp://lists.squeakfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/beginners
>> Beginners mailing list
>> Beginners at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Beginners mailing listBeginners at lists.squeakfoundation.orghttp://lists.squeakfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/beginners
> Beginners mailing list
> Beginners at lists.squeakfoundation.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Beginners