User:Fishbowler/Council Candidacy 2023
- Name: Dan Caseley
- Nickname: Fishbowler
- JID: email@example.com
- Github: https://github.com/Fishbowler
- Email: dan [at] caseley [dot] me [dot] uk
Professionally, I'm a software tester (that's "QA" in old money) and have been for nearly 20 years. I've been involved in XMPP since working on a short term project 5 or 6 years ago with Openfire, which turned into a regular OSS hobby as well as recurring work engagements. In that time, I've been involved in XEP implementations, CVEs, features, dependency upgrades, interop fixes and everything else that lives along the maintenance and lifetime of an XMPP server codebase.
Modern testing isn't about gatekeeping, but about bringing information to a team at the right time through exploration and asking questions. For council, I'd hope to bring my professional testing perspective, not in direct testing of implementations, but in the exploration of edge cases and asking What If..?
I know the core RFCs, but I'm no encyclopaedic expert in lots of XEPs, not even in XEP-0001 (yet). Conversely, I believe in XMPP and the XSF, and come without any preconceptions of What Needs Fixing.