Mike Taylor for Board 2010
I am Mike Taylor and I'm applying to be a member of the XMPP Board
I've been programming and leading open source and community projects for many years. The focus on open source began when I transitioned from commercial projects to open source when I joined the Open Source Applications Foundation in 2005 to work on the Chandler Project. I am now a part of Mozilla helping bring open web standards to the world.
I have actively advocated for, and used, XMPP in every job I've had from about 1999 onwards and I continue to try and explain/support XMPP every chance I get.
I helped run the XMPP Google Summer of Code for 2010 by being the Organizational Admin and I also ran the 2010 XMPP Meetup at OSCon.
My goal is to start a series of XMPP meetings on the East Coast of the US in October.
XMPP Related Work
- Contributions to SleekXMPP by being an early adopter of it and continuing to use it daily
- Contributions to Tigase XMPP Server by supporting the team and using it while at Seesmic
- Talking and advocating about XMPP
- Running East Coast Meetups to help spread the word
- Working on a test framework for client verification