[squeak-dev] [squeakland] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2020

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 00:01:18 UTC 2020

2020 is going to be another big year of Squeak work for me.  Most-pressing,
after the 5.3 release, is to finish the GraphQL engine.  This project is a
dependency for several sub projects involving the gradual modernization of
Squeak's API services.  The first pilot is intended to provide an API
schema for SqueakMap, with a vision of allowing clients to provide an "App
Store" experience that users expect.

I recognize the development community's interest in git and github, and
glad we have some tools to help us use them.  However, there's a definite
"partition" between Squeak's projects based on how / where they're hosted.
SqueakMap can help with this for the consumption use-case, but I'd like to
explore deploying a development server that hosts Git's v4 Schema, but
**backed by Monticello**.  Together with GitBrowser, we can start to blur
the lines between MC and git, help unify how we work with projects
regardless where they're hosted.  Some big think and collaboration will be
needed, so I'll be asking you for ideas and help.

The above notwithstanding, my priority and focus remains with Squeak's
external users and uses over its internal ones.  As fun-loving engineers
and computer scientsists, we can build cool, internal whiz-bang stuff in
and for Squeak all day long to entertain ourselves, but I believe its when
and where Squeak interacts with someone or some thing in the outside world
that all the work we've done becomes meaningful.  Where and how we design
these interactions to occur within the IDE and applications determines
Squeak's effectiveness with the real-world uses.

With all this and more unfinished business, I'd like to re-up for the
Squeak board again.  Having the ability to communicate verbally with the
core members at the meetings is essential.

Thanks for your support of Squeak!

 - Chris

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:15 AM Ron Teitelbaum <ron at usmedrec.com> 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!
> Squeak wants you!
> Every year we elect the SOB (Squeak Oversight Board) consisting of seven members from our community. The current board members are:
> 1. Bert Freudenberg
> 2. Craig Latta
> 3. Tim Rowledge
> 4. David T. Lewis
> 5. Marcel Taeumel
> 6. Chris Muller
> 7. Ben Coman
> For more info on the board please see:
> https://squeakboard.wordpress.com/our-mission/
> Everything about the election, including schedule and more, can be tracked here:
>                http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6636
> Now until Monday 20th of January 3 PM (20.00 UTC): Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
> Candidates should nominate themselves and start their campaign on the squeak-dev mailing list. Or if you nominate someone else, make sure that person really wants to run. :) I will not put anyone on the candidate list until that person makes it known on squeak-dev that he/she intends to run.
> During this period, the candidates should ideally present themselves on squeak-dev, unless they have already done so, and the community can ask questions.
> I encourage you to reach out to potential candidates, people that are active in the community and represent your views, and ask them to run. Some people will not run without encouragement.  Also, I know that some people wait to the last minute to run for the board to see if others will run but please consider getting this year off to a faster start and just jump right in!
> The schedule and process are as follows:
> Now until Monday 20th of January 3 PM (20.00 UTC): Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
> Monday 20th of January 2020 3 PM (20.00 UTC): Candidate list is finalized.
> Monday 20th of January 2020 4 PM (21.00 UTC): Online election starts.
> Tuesday 4th of February 2020 4 PM (23.00 UTC): Online election ends.
> Results will be announced immediately after the election ends.
> The voting period is two week long and ballots are sent out via email.
> And how do you end up on the voter list? See below. :)
> IMPORTANT: New voters will NOT be added once the election is started. You MUST try to get on the voter list before the 20st of January 2020 or you will NOT be able to vote. If your Email has changed please try to make sure it is changed on the list of voters before the election starts.
> --------------------------
> If you were invited to vote last year you are already on the voter list, no worries! If you are a new Squeaker and wish to vote you should do ONE of the following:
>       * Get a "known" Squeaker to vouch for you. If a known Squeaker sends an email to voters (at) squeak.org giving me a name and email for you, then I will add you.
>       * Send an email to voters at squeak.org yourself (and CC to squeak-dev if you like) with information/arguments showing me that you are indeed serious about voting and that you are indeed a Squeaker.
> When the voting period starts all voters will receive an email with instructions and a link to the voting website.
> If there are any further questions, just reply *in this thread* and I will closely track it - or send email to voters (at) squeak.org which points to me.
> ...so let's get on with it!
> All the best,
> Ron Teitelbaum
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