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Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Ron Teitelbaum
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. Bert Freudenberg
2. Eliot Miranda
3. Tim Rowledge
4. David T. Lewis
5. Marcel Taeumel
6. Craig Latta
7. Nicolas Cellier

For more info on the board please see:


Everything about the election, including schedule and more, can be tracked
here:
               http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6612

Now until Monday 21nd of January 3 PM (20.00 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!

Schedule:

Now until Monday 21nd of January 3 PM (20.00 UTC): Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
Monday 21nd of January 2019 3 PM (20.00 UTC): Candidate list is finalized.
Monday 21nd of January 2019 4 PM (21.00 UTC): Online election starts.
Tuesday 5th of February 2019 4 PM (23.00 UTC): Online election ends.
Results will be announced immediately when 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 21st of January 2019 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,


Ron Teitelbaum


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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Craig Latta

Hi all--

     I'd like to serve on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019. With you
and my fellow board members, I intend to continue...

-    ...representing Squeak at conferences, including ESUG and the
     International Conference on Live Coding[1].

-    ...maintaining the agenda and notes at the board meetings. I
     anticipate having the time to make posts to the board blog this
     term.

-    ...developing symbiosis between the Squeak, JavaScript, and Web
     platform communities through my work with Caffeine[2] and
     SqueakJS[3].

     I would be honored to have your vote.


     cheers!

     Craig

--

[1] http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/2019/ingles.html
[2] https://caffeine.js.org
[3] https://squeak.js.org

--
Craig Latta
Black Page Digital
Amsterdam :: San Francisco
[hidden email]
+31   6 2757 7177 (SMS ok)
+ 1 415  287 3547 (no SMS)


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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Ron Teitelbaum
Hi All,

Thank you Craig for jumping right in!  I would encourage everyone else to follow Craig's lead.  I know some people like to wait but the more candidates the better.  

The lack of candidates shouldn't be an incentive for people to run and a large number of candidates shouldn't be a reason for you to decide against volunteering to run!  We have had some excellent people run and not be elected that would have been terrific members of the board!  You show your commitment to Squeak just by running!  For those of you that say you don't have the time or are not sure what you would have to do, we have had some excellent answers in the past.  There is no requirement or specific demands and the board decides when and how it will meet.  Most, if not all, meetings are electronic so the demands on your time are very low!  Plus the members are all terrific people you will enjoy working with!

Jump on in and add your name to the candidate list!

Thanks!

Ron Teitelbaum

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:49 AM Craig Latta <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all--

     I'd like to serve on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019. With you
and my fellow board members, I intend to continue...

-    ...representing Squeak at conferences, including ESUG and the
     International Conference on Live Coding[1].

-    ...maintaining the agenda and notes at the board meetings. I
     anticipate having the time to make posts to the board blog this
     term.

-    ...developing symbiosis between the Squeak, JavaScript, and Web
     platform communities through my work with Caffeine[2] and
     SqueakJS[3].

     I would be honored to have your vote.


     cheers!

     Craig

--

[1] http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/2019/ingles.html
[2] https://caffeine.js.org
[3] https://squeak.js.org

--
Craig Latta
Black Page Digital
Amsterdam :: San Francisco
[hidden email]
+31   6 2757 7177 (SMS ok)
+ 1 415  287 3547 (no SMS)




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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

marcel.taeumel
Hi, there.

I would like to continue serving on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019, too.  My main interests encompass user interaction (Morphic), code modularity (readability/extensibility), backwards compatibility (Etoys), and programming/productivity tools.  

During the past years, it has been a healthy mix of promising ideas, enlightening discussions, and challenging viewpoints. I do value such programming experiences as a great addition to my daily life. Squeak's community is great! Thank you. :-)

Let us continue shaping Squeak for many opportunities to come! It is an intriguing programming system with its liveness promoting exploratory working habits. What a time to be a "programmer". ;-)

Best,
Marcel

Am 10.01.2019 20:38:30 schrieb Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>:

Hi All,

Thank you Craig for jumping right in!  I would encourage everyone else to follow Craig's lead.  I know some people like to wait but the more candidates the better.  

The lack of candidates shouldn't be an incentive for people to run and a large number of candidates shouldn't be a reason for you to decide against volunteering to run!  We have had some excellent people run and not be elected that would have been terrific members of the board!  You show your commitment to Squeak just by running!  For those of you that say you don't have the time or are not sure what you would have to do, we have had some excellent answers in the past.  There is no requirement or specific demands and the board decides when and how it will meet.  Most, if not all, meetings are electronic so the demands on your time are very low!  Plus the members are all terrific people you will enjoy working with!

Jump on in and add your name to the candidate list!

Thanks!

Ron Teitelbaum

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:49 AM Craig Latta <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all--

     I'd like to serve on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019. With you
and my fellow board members, I intend to continue...

-    ...representing Squeak at conferences, including ESUG and the
     International Conference on Live Coding[1].

-    ...maintaining the agenda and notes at the board meetings. I
     anticipate having the time to make posts to the board blog this
     term.

-    ...developing symbiosis between the Squeak, JavaScript, and Web
     platform communities through my work with Caffeine[2] and
     SqueakJS[3].

     I would be honored to have your vote.


     cheers!

     Craig

--

[1] http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/2019/ingles.html
[2] https://caffeine.js.org
[3] https://squeak.js.org

--
Craig Latta
Black Page Digital
Amsterdam :: San Francisco
[hidden email]
+31   6 2757 7177 (SMS ok)
+ 1 415  287 3547 (no SMS)




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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Ron Teitelbaum
Hi All,

Happy weekend to everyone!  We have 3 candidates for 7 board positions.    

(in the order of announcement)

Craig Latta
Tim Rowledge
Marcel Taeumel

No need to wait to announce you are running.  Feel free to announce your candidacy on the weekend!  

Over the years we have had a few questions about running.  One theme, I'm not a programmer, has come up a few times.  You do not need to be a programmer to join the Oversight Board. Dedicated users of Squeak have a lot to contribute!  If you have been on the fence about running for the board, are not a programmer, but find you are participating a lot in discussions on Squeak-dev maybe this year is your year to run!

Now is also your time to get on the list to vote.  If you have been lurking on Squeak-dev and not posting but you follow what is going on please send me a note and let me know you want to vote. Voting is one way for you to contribute to your community!  Please take the time to contribute to Squeak by helping to shape our future!  

Ok now back to the weekend!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum 


On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 3:08 AM Marcel Taeumel <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, there.

I would like to continue serving on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019, too.  My main interests encompass user interaction (Morphic), code modularity (readability/extensibility), backwards compatibility (Etoys), and programming/productivity tools.  

During the past years, it has been a healthy mix of promising ideas, enlightening discussions, and challenging viewpoints. I do value such programming experiences as a great addition to my daily life. Squeak's community is great! Thank you. :-)

Let us continue shaping Squeak for many opportunities to come! It is an intriguing programming system with its liveness promoting exploratory working habits. What a time to be a "programmer". ;-)

Best,
Marcel

Am 10.01.2019 20:38:30 schrieb Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>:

Hi All,

Thank you Craig for jumping right in!  I would encourage everyone else to follow Craig's lead.  I know some people like to wait but the more candidates the better.  

The lack of candidates shouldn't be an incentive for people to run and a large number of candidates shouldn't be a reason for you to decide against volunteering to run!  We have had some excellent people run and not be elected that would have been terrific members of the board!  You show your commitment to Squeak just by running!  For those of you that say you don't have the time or are not sure what you would have to do, we have had some excellent answers in the past.  There is no requirement or specific demands and the board decides when and how it will meet.  Most, if not all, meetings are electronic so the demands on your time are very low!  Plus the members are all terrific people you will enjoy working with!

Jump on in and add your name to the candidate list!

Thanks!

Ron Teitelbaum

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:49 AM Craig Latta <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all--

     I'd like to serve on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019. With you
and my fellow board members, I intend to continue...

-    ...representing Squeak at conferences, including ESUG and the
     International Conference on Live Coding[1].

-    ...maintaining the agenda and notes at the board meetings. I
     anticipate having the time to make posts to the board blog this
     term.

-    ...developing symbiosis between the Squeak, JavaScript, and Web
     platform communities through my work with Caffeine[2] and
     SqueakJS[3].

     I would be honored to have your vote.


     cheers!

     Craig

--

[1] http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/2019/ingles.html
[2] https://caffeine.js.org
[3] https://squeak.js.org

--
Craig Latta
Black Page Digital
Amsterdam :: San Francisco
[hidden email]
+31   6 2757 7177 (SMS ok)
+ 1 415  287 3547 (no SMS)





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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Bert Freudenberg
Thanks for the reminder Ron!

Please step up! It takes little more than chatting for an hour twice a month to serve this great community. 

Also, please encourage others! Send them a private email (or public too, I guess) if you would like to see someone on the Oversight Board.

And lastly, I'd be honored to serve again this year.

- Bert -

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

Happy weekend to everyone!  We have 3 candidates for 7 board positions.    

(in the order of announcement)

Craig Latta
Tim Rowledge
Marcel Taeumel

No need to wait to announce you are running.  Feel free to announce your candidacy on the weekend!  

Over the years we have had a few questions about running.  One theme, I'm not a programmer, has come up a few times.  You do not need to be a programmer to join the Oversight Board. Dedicated users of Squeak have a lot to contribute!  If you have been on the fence about running for the board, are not a programmer, but find you are participating a lot in discussions on Squeak-dev maybe this year is your year to run!

Now is also your time to get on the list to vote.  If you have been lurking on Squeak-dev and not posting but you follow what is going on please send me a note and let me know you want to vote. Voting is one way for you to contribute to your community!  Please take the time to contribute to Squeak by helping to shape our future!  

Ok now back to the weekend!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum 


On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 3:08 AM Marcel Taeumel <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, there.

I would like to continue serving on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019, too.  My main interests encompass user interaction (Morphic), code modularity (readability/extensibility), backwards compatibility (Etoys), and programming/productivity tools.  

During the past years, it has been a healthy mix of promising ideas, enlightening discussions, and challenging viewpoints. I do value such programming experiences as a great addition to my daily life. Squeak's community is great! Thank you. :-)

Let us continue shaping Squeak for many opportunities to come! It is an intriguing programming system with its liveness promoting exploratory working habits. What a time to be a "programmer". ;-)

Best,
Marcel

Am 10.01.2019 20:38:30 schrieb Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>:

Hi All,

Thank you Craig for jumping right in!  I would encourage everyone else to follow Craig's lead.  I know some people like to wait but the more candidates the better.  

The lack of candidates shouldn't be an incentive for people to run and a large number of candidates shouldn't be a reason for you to decide against volunteering to run!  We have had some excellent people run and not be elected that would have been terrific members of the board!  You show your commitment to Squeak just by running!  For those of you that say you don't have the time or are not sure what you would have to do, we have had some excellent answers in the past.  There is no requirement or specific demands and the board decides when and how it will meet.  Most, if not all, meetings are electronic so the demands on your time are very low!  Plus the members are all terrific people you will enjoy working with!

Jump on in and add your name to the candidate list!

Thanks!

Ron Teitelbaum

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:49 AM Craig Latta <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all--

     I'd like to serve on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019. With you
and my fellow board members, I intend to continue...

-    ...representing Squeak at conferences, including ESUG and the
     International Conference on Live Coding[1].

-    ...maintaining the agenda and notes at the board meetings. I
     anticipate having the time to make posts to the board blog this
     term.

-    ...developing symbiosis between the Squeak, JavaScript, and Web
     platform communities through my work with Caffeine[2] and
     SqueakJS[3].

     I would be honored to have your vote.


     cheers!

     Craig

--

[1] http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/2019/ingles.html
[2] https://caffeine.js.org
[3] https://squeak.js.org

--
Craig Latta
Black Page Digital
Amsterdam :: San Francisco
[hidden email]
+31   6 2757 7177 (SMS ok)
+ 1 415  287 3547 (no SMS)






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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Ron Teitelbaum
Hi All,

Thank you everyone for stepping up early!  

We have 4 candidates for 7 board seats.  

Craig Latta
Tim Rowledge
Marcel Taeumel
Bert Freudenberg

and 7 days left before voting starts.  Please encourage people you know to run for the board!  Send them an email, encourage them to run.  Consider running yourself.  If you have been an active member of the Squeak community or one of our sister communities please consider running!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 6:15 PM Bert Freudenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thanks for the reminder Ron!

Please step up! It takes little more than chatting for an hour twice a month to serve this great community. 

Also, please encourage others! Send them a private email (or public too, I guess) if you would like to see someone on the Oversight Board.

And lastly, I'd be honored to serve again this year.

- Bert -

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

Happy weekend to everyone!  We have 3 candidates for 7 board positions.    

(in the order of announcement)

Craig Latta
Tim Rowledge
Marcel Taeumel

No need to wait to announce you are running.  Feel free to announce your candidacy on the weekend!  

Over the years we have had a few questions about running.  One theme, I'm not a programmer, has come up a few times.  You do not need to be a programmer to join the Oversight Board. Dedicated users of Squeak have a lot to contribute!  If you have been on the fence about running for the board, are not a programmer, but find you are participating a lot in discussions on Squeak-dev maybe this year is your year to run!

Now is also your time to get on the list to vote.  If you have been lurking on Squeak-dev and not posting but you follow what is going on please send me a note and let me know you want to vote. Voting is one way for you to contribute to your community!  Please take the time to contribute to Squeak by helping to shape our future!  

Ok now back to the weekend!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum 


On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 3:08 AM Marcel Taeumel <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, there.

I would like to continue serving on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019, too.  My main interests encompass user interaction (Morphic), code modularity (readability/extensibility), backwards compatibility (Etoys), and programming/productivity tools.  

During the past years, it has been a healthy mix of promising ideas, enlightening discussions, and challenging viewpoints. I do value such programming experiences as a great addition to my daily life. Squeak's community is great! Thank you. :-)

Let us continue shaping Squeak for many opportunities to come! It is an intriguing programming system with its liveness promoting exploratory working habits. What a time to be a "programmer". ;-)

Best,
Marcel

Am 10.01.2019 20:38:30 schrieb Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>:

Hi All,

Thank you Craig for jumping right in!  I would encourage everyone else to follow Craig's lead.  I know some people like to wait but the more candidates the better.  

The lack of candidates shouldn't be an incentive for people to run and a large number of candidates shouldn't be a reason for you to decide against volunteering to run!  We have had some excellent people run and not be elected that would have been terrific members of the board!  You show your commitment to Squeak just by running!  For those of you that say you don't have the time or are not sure what you would have to do, we have had some excellent answers in the past.  There is no requirement or specific demands and the board decides when and how it will meet.  Most, if not all, meetings are electronic so the demands on your time are very low!  Plus the members are all terrific people you will enjoy working with!

Jump on in and add your name to the candidate list!

Thanks!

Ron Teitelbaum

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:49 AM Craig Latta <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all--

     I'd like to serve on the Squeak Oversight Board in 2019. With you
and my fellow board members, I intend to continue...

-    ...representing Squeak at conferences, including ESUG and the
     International Conference on Live Coding[1].

-    ...maintaining the agenda and notes at the board meetings. I
     anticipate having the time to make posts to the board blog this
     term.

-    ...developing symbiosis between the Squeak, JavaScript, and Web
     platform communities through my work with Caffeine[2] and
     SqueakJS[3].

     I would be honored to have your vote.


     cheers!

     Craig

--

[1] http://iclc.livecodenetwork.org/2019/ingles.html
[2] https://caffeine.js.org
[3] https://squeak.js.org

--
Craig Latta
Black Page Digital
Amsterdam :: San Francisco
[hidden email]
+31   6 2757 7177 (SMS ok)
+ 1 415  287 3547 (no SMS)






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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

David T. Lewis
In reply to this post by Ron Teitelbaum
On Wed, Jan 09, 2019 at 11:23:59AM -0500, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
> 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!

I am running for a position on the Squeak Oversight Board this year.

I approach Squeak as a hobby programmer, and I am also a long time
contributor to Squeak and related packages.

I am committed to the core values of Squeak as a system that can be
understood, adapted, and used by a single curious individual, and that
is portable across computing platforms and over time. My bias is toward
careful engineering in support of aggressive innovation, and I see
Squeak as promoting a uniquely successful balance of these goals.

I have no commercial interest in Squeak, and I have a strong personal
interest to its ongoing success. I also view Squeak as central to a
broader ecosystem, including OpenSmalltalk-vm, Cuis, Pharo, and the
commercial Smalltalk systems.

Thanks,
Dave

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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Ben Coman
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On Thu, 10 Jan 2019 at 00:24, Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

It's that time again. 

After years of watching, this year I signed up to vote for the first time!  
A personal development program I'm involved in made me realize I've been keeping myself on the sidelines 
since the election normally takes care of itself - but my complacency disconnects me from my community.

So I signed up. I would encourage anyone else lurking to also do so.  It really didn't hurt.


And then someone encouraged me to nominate.  

My first thought was "no, I'm more involved with Pharo".  
Then after consideration I realized who I am is someone concerned with the continuation of Squeak 
and with a foot in both camps I may have something of value to offer the Squeak community.

While the two dialects are diverging significantly at the UI level, my interests lie 
at the lower levels where there doesn't "necessarily" need to a lot of differences.  
Notwithstanding opposing design decisions, the natural enemy is isolation. 

So should the Squeak community see value in it, I would:
      * quantify the low level Squeak/Pharo differences referenced against Pharo's headless build
      * promote low level homogenization of dialects (and I'll be glad to learn something new from any dissent around design decisions)
      * promote a headless version of Squeak to run on the same minheadless VM that Pharo is targetting
      * work to reduce dialect specific IFDEFS in the vm code

I offer my candidacy for the 2019 Squeak Oversight Board on that platform.  
If you see the possibility of that benefiting Squeak, please let your opinion 
be known by voting, particularly if you've not voted before.

cheers -ben


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David T. Lewis
Ben,

That's great, thank you for stepping forward :-)

Dave

On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 11:23:37PM +0800, Ben Coman wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Jan 2019 at 00:24, Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > It's that time again.
> >
>
> After years of watching, this year I signed up to vote for the first time!
> A personal development program I'm involved in made me realize I've been
> keeping myself on the sidelines
> since the election normally takes care of itself - but my complacency
> disconnects me from my community.
>
> So I signed up. I would encourage anyone else lurking to also do so.  It
> really didn't hurt.
>
>
> And then someone encouraged me to nominate.
>
> My first thought was "no, I'm more involved with Pharo".
> Then after consideration I realized who I am is someone concerned with the
> continuation of Squeak
> and with a foot in both camps I may have something of value to offer the
> Squeak community.
>
> While the two dialects are diverging significantly at the UI level, my
> interests lie
> at the lower levels where there doesn't "necessarily" need to a lot of
> differences.
> Notwithstanding opposing design decisions, the natural enemy is isolation.
>
> So should the Squeak community see value in it, I would:
>       * quantify the low level Squeak/Pharo differences referenced against
> Pharo's headless build
>       * promote low level homogenization of dialects (and I'll be glad to
> learn something new from any dissent around design decisions)
>       * promote a headless version of Squeak to run on the same minheadless
> VM that Pharo is targetting
>       * work to reduce dialect specific IFDEFS in the vm code
>
> I offer my candidacy for the 2019 Squeak Oversight Board on that platform.
> If you see the possibility of that benefiting Squeak, please let your
> opinion
> be known by voting, particularly if you've not voted before.
>
> cheers -ben

>


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Re: Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Ron Teitelbaum
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Hello All,

Another reminder that we are running out of time.  If you are considering stepping up and running for the Squeak Oversight Board now is the time.  Please announce your candidacy now.  Voting will start next week!  We have 6 candidates for 7 board seats.   

Craig Latta
Tim Rowledge
Marcel Taeumel
Bert Freudenberg
David T. Lewis
Ben Coman  

As a reminder when you vote you will select the candidates by placing them the order you want them ranking them first to last and placing None of the below above candidates you don't want to see elected.  None of the below has never been elected and this is a great group of candidates so I don't expect that to be an issue.  If we don't get 7 elected board members we will seat the highest odd number which means that if we stay with 6 candidates only 5 will get elected.    

Please reach out to people you would like to see on the Board and get them to run.  

Thanks!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum 


On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 12:08 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
HI all, 

Thank you all for stepping up to run for the board.

We now have 6 candidates for 7 board seats.   (in the order of announcement) 

Craig Latta
Tim Rowledge
Marcel Taeumel
Bert Freudenberg
David T. Lewis
Ben Coman

Squeak still needs you.  You can help by running for the board or by getting someone you know that is active in the Squeak community to run!  Now is the time to reach out and get others to run!  

Don't forget to vote!  The ballots will be coming out next week.  When you see the ballot please vote right away!  Don't leave it for later.  You will have 2 weeks to vote so that we don't miss anyone but please look for the email and vote as quickly as possible.  If you are not on the voter list now is the time to register.  Let me know and I'll add you to the list.  Also if you have a new email address let me know so we can fix it before voting starts.

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum


On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:23 AM Ben Coman <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Thu, 10 Jan 2019 at 00:24, Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

It's that time again. 

After years of watching, this year I signed up to vote for the first time!  
A personal development program I'm involved in made me realize I've been keeping myself on the sidelines 
since the election normally takes care of itself - but my complacency disconnects me from my community.

So I signed up. I would encourage anyone else lurking to also do so.  It really didn't hurt.


And then someone encouraged me to nominate.  

My first thought was "no, I'm more involved with Pharo".  
Then after consideration I realized who I am is someone concerned with the continuation of Squeak 
and with a foot in both camps I may have something of value to offer the Squeak community.

While the two dialects are diverging significantly at the UI level, my interests lie 
at the lower levels where there doesn't "necessarily" need to a lot of differences.  
Notwithstanding opposing design decisions, the natural enemy is isolation. 

So should the Squeak community see value in it, I would:
      * quantify the low level Squeak/Pharo differences referenced against Pharo's headless build
      * promote low level homogenization of dialects (and I'll be glad to learn something new from any dissent around design decisions)
      * promote a headless version of Squeak to run on the same minheadless VM that Pharo is targetting
      * work to reduce dialect specific IFDEFS in the vm code

I offer my candidacy for the 2019 Squeak Oversight Board on that platform.  
If you see the possibility of that benefiting Squeak, please let your opinion 
be known by voting, particularly if you've not voted before.

cheers -ben


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Come along folks, more candidates!

tim
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Ron Teitelbaum
HI All,

Squeak wants you!  The time is running out to add your name to the list of candidates!  Now is the time.  Voting will start Monday 21st of January at 3 PM (20.00 UTC).  Please take a moment and consider if you can help Squeak.  Are you an active member?  Do you care about the future of the community?  Do you have any ideas about where the community should be headed or are you a good leader that can help get things done?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you should be running for the Squeak Oversight Board!  

Also as a reminder, please send me a note if you want to vote.  It is also time to register.  Voting is an important part of being in this community.  It is how you show support to our Board.  Please take the time to register and when the ballots go out please VOTE!!!

Thanks!  Hope everyone is having a good weekend.  For those impacted by the Snow in the USA be safe!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum 

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 6:06 PM tim Rowledge <[hidden email]> wrote:
Come along folks, more candidates!

tim
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jrm
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jrm
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As a long time Squeaker  (since 1.x on a Macintosh) and an occasional contributor (two methods in 18 years ;-), I offer my services to the community as a member of the Squeak Oversight Board. 

Since I don't have a very high profile in the community, I offer this brief, biased, bio.

My Professional background is in Corporate IT designing, building, implementing, and managing technical and business applications as an individual contributor, team member, and manager. I am pretty much self-taught after one COBOL for Accountants class at Uni followed by OJT working on a smorgasbord of computers and languages from embedded to mainframe to distributed (as a programmer, not an accountant (right place, right time)).

The first program I ever modified in a work environment was in machine code on a Wang. I have dabbled in assembler but did not have the patience to do much with it. I started working with Squeak on a hobby project that I had started trying to code in C, then Pascal, both of which were painful). When I read about a Smalltalk being released on usenet, I jumped at the chance to try it because I had seen a PP vendor demonstration a few years earlier and was gobsmacked at its capabilities, which fit into all of the various niches which I had been working in but was rejected by the suits in favor of Forte (what's that you say? JAVA in a fancy dress).

Squeak, with information I was able to learn in the library and on the net,  enabled me to write an application using GIS data from an arcane data structure, but Morphic stymied me in my attempts to complete the graphic part of my design (as much my fault as not). I have written some other applications for my personal use and continue to learn more about Squeak and the ever growing constellation of software which is derived or influenced by it.

If the Squeak community decides to elect me to the SOB, I will do my best to help Squeak grow and thrive as a language and culture which fosters learning, creativity, experimentation, and openness.

Regards,

John-Reed Maffeo [|]  

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 9:24 AM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
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. Bert Freudenberg
2. Eliot Miranda
3. Tim Rowledge
4. David T. Lewis
5. Marcel Taeumel
6. Craig Latta
7. Nicolas Cellier

For more info on the board please see:


Everything about the election, including schedule and more, can be tracked
here:
               http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6612

Now until Monday 21nd of January 3 PM (20.00 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!

Schedule:

Now until Monday 21nd of January 3 PM (20.00 UTC): Nominations of SOB members and campaigning!
Monday 21nd of January 2019 3 PM (20.00 UTC): Candidate list is finalized.
Monday 21nd of January 2019 4 PM (21.00 UTC): Online election starts.
Tuesday 5th of February 2019 4 PM (23.00 UTC): Online election ends.
Results will be announced immediately when 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 21st of January 2019 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,


Ron Teitelbaum



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Edgar J. De Cleene-3
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Re: [squeak-dev] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019 Ron :

I wish thanks for doing this

All:

This year we have terrific candidates and new blood.
I submit my vote and was a tough decision to made.
Now I watch Squeak from away and hope could complete my vision for Smalltalk in WebAssembly
I remember all we have a live chat in Discord https://discord.gg/aVeXVkC
Talks could be in Spanish and English and you could say anything, not only about Smalltalk,

Edgar
@morplenauta




On 21/01/2019, 19:21, "Ron Teitelbaum" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello all,

All the ballots have now gone out!  Thank you to Andrew Meyer and Cornell for helping us run our elections every year!  

Now it is your turn!  Please find the ballot and VOTE! 

Look for an email with the subject:

Poll: Squeak Oversight Board 2019

and

from: 

Ron Teitelbaum (CIVS poll supervisor) <[hidden email]>

Follow the link in the email and vote.  If you have any questions please let me know!  If you didn't get the email let me know!  If you want to register to vote this year, forget about it!  But still let me know and I'll add you for next year!  

Thank you and please show your support for the community by VOTING!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum 

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 4:38 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

We have great candidates!

It is time to vote BUT

Some of you have received ballots.  Some have not.  We are trying to get some advice on the best way to fix the issue with the polling software.  I'll keep you posted.  If you did receive a ballot please feel free to vote.  You may receive another ballot but if you voted you can just ignore it.  The software will not let you vote twice.  If not consider it a reminder :).  If for some reason we need to create the ballot again I'll let you know.  

Thank you for your understanding!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum  


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Ron Teitelbaum
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Hello All!  

First I would like to thank everyone that has voted already.  I'm not going to pester you (too much) about voting!  

If you haven't voted but you were expecting a ballot please go and find your ballot and vote.  If you didn't get it please check your spam folder or your other email addresses you may have used in the past.  If you can't find it let me know!  I can send it again.

You are looking for an email with the subject:

Poll: Squeak Oversight Board 2019


and

from: 

Ron Teitelbaum (CIVS poll supervisor) <[hidden email]>


Thank you again for your support for this terrific community!  Please VOTE!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum 

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:29 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Did I mention it is time to vote?  Don't put it off it is much easier to find the email right now than later!  :)

Thanks!

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:21 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello all,

All the ballots have now gone out!  Thank you to Andrew Meyer and Cornell for helping us run our elections every year!  

Now it is your turn!  Please find the ballot and VOTE! 

Look for an email with the subject:

Poll: Squeak Oversight Board 2019


and

from: 

Ron Teitelbaum (CIVS poll supervisor) <[hidden email]>


Follow the link in the email and vote.  If you have any questions please let me know!  If you didn't get the email let me know!  If you want to register to vote this year, forget about it!  But still let me know and I'll add you for next year!  

Thank you and please show your support for the community by VOTING!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum 

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 4:38 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,

We have great candidates!

It is time to vote BUT

Some of you have received ballots.  Some have not.  We are trying to get some advice on the best way to fix the issue with the polling software.  I'll keep you posted.  If you did receive a ballot please feel free to vote.  You may receive another ballot but if you voted you can just ignore it.  The software will not let you vote twice.  If not consider it a reminder :).  If for some reason we need to create the ballot again I'll let you know.  

Thank you for your understanding!

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum  


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David T. Lewis
Thank you Ron for running the election on behalf of the Squeak community.

To all voters, potential voters, and everyone who appreciates Squeak:

Your vote today is an important contribution to the Squeak community.
Thank you for your participation.

The election is still open for another 10 hours or so, please vote :-)

Dave


On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 11:12:10AM -0500, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> The Squeak Oversight Board 2019 election is almost over you have until
> Tuesday 5th of February 2019 4 PM (23.00 UTC) to vote!  I'm sure some of
> you are very thankful that this is over (I hope I haven't been too
> annoying) but if you didn't vote now is your chance!  Please look for the
> ballot and vote.  If you can't find it and you are on our voter list
> please let me know.  I can send it to you again!
>
> Once again thank you, everyone, for your participation in our election!  We
> are looking forward to seeing the results tomorrow and to a terrific year
> with Squeak ahead!
>
> Also please take the chance to get on our voter list for next year.  Let me
> know about you and your connection to Squeak and I can add you for next
> year.  Also feel free to send feedback about the process.  Your comments
> are welcome!
>
> Thanks!
>
> All the best,
>
> Ron Teitelbaum
>
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 1:54 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Not everyone reads the mailing list at the same time so if you are just
> > seeing this email I'm talking to you!
> >
> > There are only a few days left to vote for the Squeak Oversight Board for
> > 2019.  If you are registered to vote but haven't done so yet, please take
> > the time to find your ballot and vote.
> >
> > If you can't find it, NO PROBLEM, let me know and I'll send it to you
> > again!
> >
> > Thank you for taking the time to vote.
> >
> > All the best,
> >
> > Ron Teitelbaum
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 5:10 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >> Hello All,
> >>
> >> Impressive voting this year!  You still have a week left to find that
> >> ballot!  Many of our members don't review the emails every week so if you
> >> are just seeing this and were on the list of people registered to vote,
> >> please take a moment and find your ballot!  If you can't find it please let
> >> me know!  I can always send it to you again!
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >> All the best!
> >>
> >> Ron Teitelbaum
> >>
> >> On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 11:58 AM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi All,
> >>>
> >>> Happy Friday to everyone!  Now that the week is winding down maybe now
> >>> is the right time for you to look for your ballot and VOTE!  Please have a
> >>> look in your junk mail, old email addresses, and email history.
> >>>
> >>> You are looking for an email with the subject:
> >>>
> >>> Poll: Squeak Oversight Board 2019
> >>>
> >>> and
> >>>
> >>> from:
> >>>
> >>> Ron Teitelbaum (CIVS poll supervisor) <[hidden email]>
> >>>
> >>> If you are on the voters' list and can't find it, No Problem!  Just let
> >>> me know we can send it to you again!
> >>>
> >>> Have a great weekend everyone!
> >>>
> >>> All the best,
> >>>
> >>> Ron Teitelbaum
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:58 AM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hello All!
> >>>>
> >>>> First I would like to thank everyone that has voted already.  I'm not
> >>>> going to pester you (too much) about voting!
> >>>>
> >>>> If you haven't voted but you were expecting a ballot please go and find
> >>>> your ballot and vote.  If you didn't get it please check your spam folder
> >>>> or your other email addresses you may have used in the past.  If you can't
> >>>> find it let me know!  I can send it again.
> >>>>
> >>>> You are looking for an email with the subject:
> >>>>
> >>>> Poll: Squeak Oversight Board 2019
> >>>>
> >>>> and
> >>>>
> >>>> from:
> >>>>
> >>>> Ron Teitelbaum (CIVS poll supervisor) <[hidden email]>
> >>>>
> >>>> Thank you again for your support for this terrific community!  Please
> >>>> VOTE!
> >>>>
> >>>> All the best,
> >>>>
> >>>> Ron Teitelbaum
> >>>>
> >>>> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:29 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Did I mention it is time to vote?  Don't put it off it is much easier
> >>>>> to find the email right now than later!  :)
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thanks!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:21 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Hello all,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> All the ballots have now gone out!  Thank you to Andrew Meyer and
> >>>>>> Cornell for helping us run our elections every year!
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Now it is your turn!  Please find the ballot and VOTE!
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Look for an email with the subject:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Poll: Squeak Oversight Board 2019
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> and
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> from:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Ron Teitelbaum (CIVS poll supervisor) <[hidden email]>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Follow the link in the email and vote.  If you have any questions
> >>>>>> please let me know!  If you didn't get the email let me know!  If you want
> >>>>>> to register to vote this year, forget about it!  But still let me know and
> >>>>>> I'll add you for next year!
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Thank you and please show your support for the community by VOTING!
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> All the best,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Ron Teitelbaum
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 4:38 PM Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>
> >>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Hi All,
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> We have great candidates!
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> It is time to vote BUT
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Some of you have received ballots.  Some have not.  We are trying to
> >>>>>>> get some advice on the best way to fix the issue with the polling
> >>>>>>> software.  I'll keep you posted.  If you did receive a ballot please feel
> >>>>>>> free to vote.  You may receive another ballot but if you voted you can just
> >>>>>>> ignore it.  The software will not let you vote twice.  If not consider it a
> >>>>>>> reminder :).  If for some reason we need to create the ballot again I'll
> >>>>>>> let you know.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Thank you for your understanding!
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> All the best,
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Ron Teitelbaum
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>

>


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David T. Lewis
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.

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, 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.

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:

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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Ben Coman


On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 12:28, David T. Lewis <[hidden email]> 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 more, 
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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Re: [Board] Squeak Oversight Board Election 2019

Chris Muller-3
I'd like to also voice my appreciation to Ron for handling the
election **so well**!   The two-week duration, reminders, etc. IMO,
made for a transparent and fair which is very refreshing, even if its
a small election.

>> 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 more,
> and even more fresh blood running in next years election.

John-Reed isn't new, I met him at Smalltalk Solutions in 2013.  He was
my top vote for his vision of making and using Squeak applications.

>> 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:

That time is nearly ideal for me.

 - Chris