[sf-perl] [ meta ] Looking for the next round of leadership
david at fetter.org
Sun Nov 16 11:54:35 PST 2008
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 02:23:31PM -0800, Matthew Lanier wrote:
> Hello Fellow SFPUG members-
> A little over 10 years ago, David Lowe and I started the SFPUG as an
> experiment to see if a place to discuss perl and related community issues
> could exist that would be just a little more friendly than
> comp.lang.perl.misc. With the help of a few early supporters (rich and
> vicki brown, david fetter, and some that i've likely forgotten) and the
> leader of the group for the past 7 years (quinn weaver), we did it! It's
> been fun.
> Since then, we're still standing as one of the remaining bay area PUGs
> (not including other uses of the word PUG that don't mean perl Users
> Group). We have a slice of the movers and shakers in the perl community
> among our ranks, and we have successfully claimed the 4th tuesday of the
> month as our night ;-). We've even spun off a group, Rich Brown's Beer
It's Rich Morin, btw ;)
> and Scripting sig. We've gotten each other jobs, and answered each
> others' questions. We're a member of the perl pantheon along with the
> other PUGs of the world.
> As you know, Quinn has moved on to concentrate on other things in his
> life, and he's handed the SFPUG back to me. For the same reasons that
> performed the initial handoff to Quinn, though, I am still unable to
> dedicate the resources to leading the SFPUG that it deserves, as much as
> I'd like to be able to do so.
If nobody steps up, I can do this.
> It's time for the SFPUG to have a new leader that can take it into the
> next decade of open source fun. The job is equal parts fun (getting
> smart people to present at the meetings, representing at OSCON),
> administrivia (monitoring a mailing list along with me, the list
> grandma), and hard work (geting smart people to present at the meetings
> ;-). It's perfect for someone looking for a foothold from which a mark
> can be made on the perl community. And it's cool to put on your resume.
> I'm giving this process a few months. If I can find a new leader for the
> SFPUG, great! If I can't, then we need to have a frank discussion
> regarding our future. Surely there is someone here that is interested in
> the task. Ping me back, and lets chat.
> Yours in perl-
> Matthew D. P. K. Strelchun-Lanier
> matt at lanier.org
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