[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2022

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Mon Apr 11 05:25:26 UTC 2022

Wohoo! Thanks Jakob! :-)

Am 08.04.2022 19:13:23 schrieb Jakob Reschke <jakres+squeak at gmail.com>:
Am Fr., 8. Apr. 2022 um 00:21 Uhr schrieb tim Rowledge :
> > On 2022-04-07, at 3:00 PM, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
> >
> > That's not bad but really it is better to have more candidates than positions! Please ask around and encourage people to run! Consider running yourself. It's a great way to give back to your community!
> Christoph, Chris, Lauren, Eliot, Stéphane, Jaromir, Jakob, Tobias,Herbert, Nicolas, Ken - to grab names from squeak related emails during March that I haven't deleted yet - please, one or two or three of you consider waving your flag!

So if you insist, I can offer my candidacy as well...

...but first, here is why I did not run so far:
- I am not seeking further software responsibilities or "work" outside
of my job at this time.
- Therefore I would be reluctant to fulfill further expectations or to
make commitments.
- Rather little of my free time is going into Squeak lately. Using it
professionally is not an option currently.
- Some people say "Interesting" in one meeting and come around the
corner in the next with "I tried a little something, care to have a
look?" and have implemented a cool prototype. I admire these people,
but it is unlikely that you will get such displays of initiative from
me. I am more the guy who posts wishes rather than implementations.
- Not well-versed in uses of Squeak other than as an IDE
- Not so fond of networking (I don't mean the kind in which Ethernet belongs)
- ...so except for providing opinions during the board meetings, I
could end up as "dead weight", as Peter put it.

On the other hand, humans can occasionally be surprised of themselves,
so here are my qualifications and background:
- Can probably arrange the time to attend a bi-weekly one hour meeting
- Professional software engineer in lead roles
- Quite some Squeak experience from my time at the HPI (until late 2017)
- Main developer of the Git tools you can download from the startup
wizard https://github.com/hpi-swa/Squot
- Primarily influenced by non-Smalltalk tools and development
- Wishing for a more Smalltalk-like experience in other technologies
- Interested in version control systems (ok you could have guessed that)
- Interested in automation, because which IT person likes to do IT
work manually...
- Dreaming of a Squeak that integrates well into the surrounding
operating system, or a (serverless) cloud environment maybe, that
appreciates the good things the world around it has to offer
(including the good things about MS Windows...), and where you can
just start developing your application, using adjacent technologies
that you already know, rather than having to adopt an "all Smalltalk
nothing else" attitude and re-learn to different solutions, or writing
two or three middleware adapters before you can start your actual
project. Did I mention that I rather post wishes than
- Occasional contributions to the Squeak tools, or the Environments
package in the past
- Less than 35 years old

If you think this is an acceptable combination, you may put my name on the list.

Kind regards,

Am Mi., 16. März 2022 um 10:31 Uhr schrieb Rein, Patrick :
> 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. Vanessa Freudenberg
> 2. Tim Rowledge
> 3. Craig Latta
> 4. Marcel Taeumel
> 5. David T. Lewis
> 6. Tony Garnock-Jones
> 7. Bruce O'Neel
> 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/6659
> Now until Friday 15th of April 2022, 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 15th of April 2022, 18.00 UTC: Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
> Friday 15th of April 2021, 18.00 UTC: Candidate list is finalized.
> Friday 15th of April 2021, 19.00 UTC: Online election starts.
> Friday 30th of April 2021, 19.00 UTC: Online election ends.
> Results will be announced immediately after the election ends.
> The voting period is two weeks 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 15th of April 2022
> or you will NOT be able to vote. If your e-mail address 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
> is updated and points to me.
> ...so let's get on with it!
> All the best,
> Patrick

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