Arc Riley for Board 2013

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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.

In 2012 I primarily spoke and presented regarding XMPP, my largest undertaking was organizing a poster session at PyCon with Ralph Meijer and Lance Stout.


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

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