[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Wed Feb 6 13:27:50 UTC 2019

On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 12:28, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 04:46:21PM -0500, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
> > Hello Everyone!
> >
> > First a big thank you to everyone that ran for a board seat and all of
> you
> > that voted! This is a great community and we are looking forward to a
> great
> > year ahead!
> >
> > And now please help me welcome the new 2019 Squeak Board Members!
> Thanks Ron, and thanks to all who volunteered to run for the board, and all
> who voted.

I'd particularly like to thank John for throwing your hat in the ring.
I know what its like to be new in the arena. Hope to see you on the list
and even more fresh blood running in next years election.

A special welcome to new board member Ben Coman, and return member Chris
> Muller.
> Ben, if I am not mistaken you are based in Western Australia,

spot on!

which is great because we have many under-represented Squeakers in Japan
> about
> one hour away from you on the time zone map.
> As luck would have it, we have a Squeak oversight board meeting scheduled
> for tomorrow, not too many hours from now. It's probably too late to
> coordinate
> all the incoming and emeritus members, but we do have an open agenda item
> to pick a new and better meeting time for our meetings.

I can make that time (if I haven't missed it already this morning past).
Can you send me connection details?

Given that we now have a GMT+08:00 member on the board, I would like to
> suggest a board meeting time of 22:00 GMT for future meetings:

I'm a night owl so 15:00 GMT would also be fine with me, which shows the
most green here...

That would be me 11pm for me and earliest other 7am.

cheers -ben

proposedMeetingTime := '22:00' asTime. "GMT"
> t := proposedMeetingTime asDateAndTime makeUTC. "proposedMeetingTime time
> today"
> {
>         'meeting time GMT' -> t asString.
>         'ben in western australia' -> (t localOffsetSeconds: 8 hours
> asSeconds) asTime.
>         'craig in amsterdam' -> (t localOffsetSeconds: 1 hours asSeconds)
> asTime.
>         'marcel in potsdam' -> (t localOffsetSeconds: 1 hours asSeconds)
> asTime.
>         'dave in michigan' -> (t localOffsetSeconds: 5 hours asSeconds
> negated) asTime.
>         'chris in middle america' -> (t localOffsetSeconds: 6 hours
> asSeconds negated) asTime.
>         'tim in vancouver island' -> (t localOffsetSeconds: 8 hours
> asSeconds negated) asTime.
>         'bert in magdeburg' -> (t localOffsetSeconds: 1 hours asSeconds)
> asTime.
>         'bert in california' -> (t localOffsetSeconds: 8 hours asSeconds
> negated) asTime.
> } "==> {'meeting time GMT'->'2019-02-05T22:00:00+00:00' .
>         'ben in western australia'->6:00 am .
>         'craig in amsterdam'->11:00 pm .
>         'marcel in potsdam'->11:00 pm .
>         'dave in michigan'->5:00 pm .
>         'chris in middle america'->4:00 pm .
>         'tim in vancouver island'->2:00 pm .
>         'bert in magdeburg'->11:00 pm .
>         'bert in california'->2:00 pm}"
> This of course requires that some of us be awake at 6:00am, and that others
> be not asleep at 11:00pm, but I offer it as a starting suggestion :-)
> Dave
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