Kevin Smith Application 2019

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I've gone for a greatly shortened application again this year, to try to save everyone time reading it. For those interested, not much is different to http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Kevin_Smith_Application_2014.

I'm Kevin Smith, I work at Isode Ltd. where I'm responsible for the XMPP server and client activities. I use mailto:kevin@kismith.co.uk for email, and xmpp:kevin@doomsong.co.uk for XMPP (or mailto:kevin.smith@isode.com for work things).

Within the XSF I've been a member for a long time, am on my 11th year of Council and have previously Chaired Council for most of that. I'm usually a GSoC admin when we participate, I was infrastructure team lead for a looong time, I'm nominally on the Editor team (but haven't done much recently) and I often chair the Brussels Summits. I also generally poke my nose into the rest of the XSF's business.

My XMPP history is that I ran the Psi project for a number of years, run the Swift project, run the M-Link project, co-wrote the O'Reilly XMPP book, and have done various smaller things like SleekXMPP contributions, bots, migration tools etc. I've written XEPs. I'm also an admin for jabber.org. My current focus is getting the user stuff right, working out how MIX, PAM, References, Unread sync etc. come together to make a compelling UX.

I'm applying because I've been contributing to the XSF for a long time and want to continue doing so.