Re: [squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board 2015 Elections

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Re: [squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board 2015 Elections

David T. Lewis
On Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 11:46:11PM -0500, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> It's that time again.  Time to raise your voices and elect your leaders!
> It's a time for you to stand up, help your community and volunteer to serve!
> Squeak wants you!
>

I am running for a position on the board again this year.

I see 2015 as a very important year for Squeak. We are moving to an
advanced 64-bit image and VM, and at the same time we are seeing the
amazing run-anywhere portability of the SqueakJS VM that can host all
the images of the last 15 years on any computer with a modern web browser.
This range of capability, performance, and portability is unmatched by
anything else I know of in the world of computing. Our challenge as a
community is to keep all of these things working and easily accessible
to people all around the world, running all sorts of computers, everyone
from young kids in schools to people pursuing advanced computer science
research.

I participate in Squeak as a hobby programmer, and I value things like
FunSqueak, Scratch, and Etoys that make computing fun and accessible to
all. I see Squeak as much more than technology, it is a human-focused
system that needs insight and vision in order to thrive and grow. We
really need to bring women into the community. And we need to do a better
job of connecting with Squeak users and contributors around the world,
especially in places where English language is not a first language.

Dave

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