ODK TAB Election - 2020-09-01

It's been a little over a year since we added to the ODK Technical Advisory Board (TAB, formerly the TSC) and per our governance, it's time to hold another election!

If you have a technical background, this is your chance to step up as a volunteer leader, help influence the direction of ODK (Collect, Central, JavaRosa, XForms). If you are interested in this opportunity or the process, read on for more important information.

The TAB will solicit applications from now through Sept 15th with the web form below. On Sept 16th, the TAB will post the text of the applications on this forum so the community can ask public questions of the candidates until Feb 2nd. The current TAB will discuss internally for a week, then on Oct 1st, the TAB will announce the new members.

So to summarize:

  • Sep 01, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020: Call for applications
  • Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020: Call for public questions
  • Sep 22, 2020 - Sep 29, 2020: Private TAB discussion
  • Oct 01, 2020: Results announced

There is a 2-year term for TAB members, and minimum time commitment is 2-4 hours per month for TAB meetings. Asynchronous discussions are also likely to consume a few hours a month.

An ideal candidate would spend more time than that consistently participating in the community to contextualize the technical decisions the committee has to make. Other than meetings, the specific activities you may perform as a TAB member will vary based upon your unique skills and interests.

The roles and responsibilities of the TAB are described in detail at TAB Governance. Please read the entire document before applying and if you have questions, put them below.

Action items:

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The call for applications is closed!

The text of the applications has been posted in the topics below. We will now have a one week period (Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020) of public questions from the community.

Please click on the (randomized list of) topics below, read the applications, and post your questions to the candidates in the appropriate topic.

The current TAB will take the questions and answers into consideration as they select new TAB members.