Arc Riley for Board 2013
Having served on the board for 2012, I'm applying to continue board candidacy for 2013.
I've been a heavy user and advocate of XMPP since 2004.
Over the past 14 years I've served as director for dozens of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations including community centers, sports clubs, religious organizations, educational tech organizations, charities, and a local currency system. While very different in purpose, these organizations share a great deal in the need for fund raising, outreach, volunteer engagement, and building a positive public image.
I currently serve as director for Copyleft Games Group, lead Python XML SIG, and maintain several software projects related to XMPP.
The XMPP community needs to attract new blood and inspire the members we have now to re-invest.
While the board has had a largely passive role within the organization, I believe we're at a turning point and must become more active.
My goals XMPP-wise over the next year;
- Promote more work on social networking over XMPP
- Assist in fundraising and outreach
- Help facilitate sprints and interop events
- Rebuild the regional XMPP group in Washington, DC
- Support other people doing awesome XMPP stuff