[squeak-dev] [Newbies] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2018

Ron Teitelbaum ron at usmedrec.com
Wed Jan 10 15:12:49 UTC 2018

Hi All,

Thank you to everyone that has stepped up to run for the board.  These are
some excellent candidates!

We now have 6 candidates for 7 spots.  I would like to encourage you to run
even after we have 7 candidates for 7 spots.  Having more than 7 candidates
shows your support for the community.  Your willingness to run even if you
might not win shows your support for the community.  Simply by raising your
voice, you can help change the direction of where Squeak is going even if
you don't win. The board that is eventually elected will have more of an
idea where the community stands and confidence to navigate changes or
to stay on the current course..  We have great community members that have
never run for the board.  Please reach out to them and encourage them to
run!  We also are lacking in female board members.  Do you know an active
committed female Squeak community member?

Marcel Taeumel
Bert Freudenberg
Tim Rowledge
Eliot Miranda
Jecel Assumpcao Jr.
David T. Lewis

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 11:10 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 07, 2018 at 08:45:49AM -0500, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > It's that time again. Time to raise your voices and elect your leaders!
> Can
> > you believe it's been a year already?
> >
> > It's a time for you to stand up, help your community and volunteer to
> serve!
> I am running for the Squeak Oversight Board this year.
> I am, and always have been, a Squeak hobby programmer. This means that my
> involvement in Squeak, and in the various projects that I have developed
> over the years, is based purely on the enjoyment of doing these projects,
> and of working with the Squeak Smalltalk system. I value Squeak as a tool
> for thinking, exploring, and learning.
> I also believe that it is important that Squeak continue to be the premier
> platform for development of new ideas and technology. If someone wants to
> develop new VM technology for performance (Spur and Sista) or extreme
> portability (SqueakJS) then I want Squeak to be the preferred platform for
> exploring and advancing these new developments. I also would like Squeak to
> be a preferred platform for new ideas in music, arts, and teaching.
> Although I have no interest in making money from Squeak, I do have personal
> experience that demonstrates that these are not incompatible objectives.
> I currently do technology management and systems integration work, and I
> can honestly say that the majority of the paid work that I have done in the
> last 10 or 15 years would not have been possible without the education that
> I gained from working in Squeak.
> As a member of the Squeak Oversight Board, my priority is to continue to
> advance Squeak as a learning tool and a thinking tool, whether for personal
> and hobby use or for commercial purposes.
> Dave
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