[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2023

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Thu Feb 23 08:10:16 UTC 2023


Hi all! :-)

I would like to continue serving on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2023!

As always, I value backwards compatibility and modularity (i.e., extensibility and readability). I want to retain the content we have while cleaning up and moving forward.

At the university, my colleagues and I use Squeak for teaching and researching topics on object-oriented design and exploratory progamming, cherishing liveness and short feedback loops.

In my past 10 years of intensive Squeaking, I realized that it is not that easy to come up with and introduce substantial changes to a system that is already very capable of boosting productivity like no other programming system -- unless one gets very intimate with what there already is and how to actually use it effectively. There is no need to follow certain trends from other communities when there is no clear mapping to our own values. Yes, it takes time to learn about and become proficient with Squeak's exploratory practices. Still, it is worth doing it. Smalltalk is a beautiful language. Squeak has powerful tools for exploration and debugging, which we keep on improving day by day.

Here are some texts about Squeak you might find interesting:

- Marcel Taeumel, Robert Hirschfeld. Relentless Repairability or Reckless Reuse: Whether or Not to Rebuild a Concern with Your Familiar Tools and Materials. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programing and Software (Onward!'22), 10 pages, 2022, ACM.
- Marcel Taeumel, Jens Lincke, Patrick Rein, Robert Hirschfeld. A Pattern Language of an Exploratory Programming Workspace. In Design Thinking Research, 34 pages. 2022, Springer.
- Marcel Taeumel, Robert Hirschfeld. Exploring Modal Locking in Window Manipulation: Why Programmers Should Stash, Duplicate, Split, and Link Composite Views. In Proceedings of the 7th Programming Experience Workshop (PX), co-located with <Programming> 2021, 7 pages, Online/Virtual, United Kingdom, March 23, 2021, ACM.
- Marcel Taeumel, Robert Hirschfeld. Evolving User Interfaces From Within Self-sustaining Programming Environments: Exploring the Project Concept of Squeak/Smalltalk to Bootstrap UIs. In Proceedings of the 1st Programming Experience Workshop (PX), co-located with ECOOP 2016, pages 43-59, Rome, Italy, July 18, 2016, ACM.

Your preferred search engine will find them. :-)

Happy Squeaking!

Best,
Marcel
Am 21.02.2023 17:15:13 schrieb Rein, Patrick via Squeak-dev <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>:
Hi everyone,

just a short reminder that the nominations period only runs until this Friday (see below for the complete timeline)!

So far we have three great candidates. But as with all elections: More is better, so, keep the nominations coming!

Cheers,
Patrick

- Now until Friday 24th of February 2023, 18.00 UTC: Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
- Friday 24th of February 2023, 18.00 UTC: Candidate list is finalized.
- Friday 24th of February 2023, 19.00 UTC: Online election starts.
- Friday 10th of March 2023, 19.00 UTC: Online election ends.
- Results will be announced immediately after the election ends.
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Sent: Friday, February 10, 2023 5:06:48 PM
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Subject: [squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2023

Hi All,

It's that time again (sort of).
Time to raise your voices and elect your leaders! Can you believe
it's been over 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. Marcel Taeumel
2. Tim Rowledge
3. David T. Lewis
4. Craig Latta
5. Jakob Reschke
6. St├ęphane Rollandin
7. Bruce O'Neel

For more info on the board please see:
https://squeak.org/board/#the-mission

Everything about the election, including schedule and more, is tracked here:
http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6664

Now until Friday 24th of February 2023, 18.00 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 Friday 24th of February 2023, 18.00 UTC: Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
Friday 24th of February 2023, 18.00 UTC: Candidate list is finalized.
Friday 24th of February 2023, 19.00 UTC: Online election starts.
Friday 10th of March 2023, 19.00 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 24th of February 2023
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,
Patrick Rein


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