[squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2023

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Feb 19 15:04:44 UTC 2023

I am running for the Squeak Oversight Board again this year.

Squeak is an accessible and explorable environment from top to bottom,
and as a hobby programmer I love using it to tinker with ideas and projects.
Some of my projects can be found at http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/1265.

The ongoing challenge that most concerns me is to keep Squeak accessible,
learnable, and explorable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Over
the years, Squeak has become more capable and powerful in many ways, but
sometimes at the cost of simplicity and ease of understanding. I want
Squeak to be approachable for young people, old people, artists, musicians,
teachers, and mathematicians.

Thanks for considering me for the board. As others have said, we also want
to encourage new people to serve. Diverse people and perspectives are welcome,
and you do not be a programmer or computer scientist to contribute.


On Fri, Feb 10, 2023 at 04:06:48PM +0000, Rein, Patrick via Squeak-dev wrote:
> 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??phane 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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