Ashley Ward Application 2013
I am Ashley Ward and I am applying for XSF membership for the first time. :)
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In my current role I have been involved with the creation and deployment of a chat application for one of our clients based on emite/hablar which got me involved in XMPP as a technology a few years ago. More recently I have also been involved in the Buddycloud project.
- I am a co-owner of the EmiteGWT projects on github https://github.com/EmiteGWT
- I contribute to the budycloud project https://github.com/buddycloud
- I have also contributed to the openfire server project
Work on the XMPP Protocol
- I am the author of XEP-0314 (Security Labels in PubSub) http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0314.html
- Co-organiser of the XMPP UK meetup group. Come to our first meetup - it'll be great! Got some interesting talks lined up, and to top it off there's free pizza and beer :) http://www.meetup.com/XMPP-UK-Meetup/events/92855262/
Live in Kent, UK with my wife and 14 months old daughter. Family life keeps me pretty busy so don't have much spare time, but I do get involved and tread the boards with the local Amateur Dramatic society.
Why I'm applying
I really like the XMPP protocol, and can see it becoming an increasingly essential internet protocol in the future, not just for IM but for far more general applications too, and I really want to be involved in shaping that. I also really enjoyed being with everyone and getting involved at the recent summit, and want more of that. The XSF is such a nice bunch of people! :)