Haskell.org Call For Nominations (New Open Seat for 2021)

Dear Haskellers,

As you may know, Emily Pillmore has recently stepped down from her role on the Haskell.org committee as she focuses full time on her new role as the CTO of the Haskell Foundation. We are currently seeking nominations for anyone interested in filling her vacated seat on the committee. The term for this seat will end in October of 2021, so it will be a good opportunity for anyone who is interested in serving for a short time, perhaps to get a better idea of whether they would like to be re-nominated for a full term at the end of the year.

The role is about setting policy, providing direction/guidance for Haskell.org infrastructure, planning for the long term, and being fiscally responsible with the Haskell.org funds and donations. As overseers for policy regarding the open source side of Haskell, committee members must also be able to set aside personal or business related bias and make decisions with the good of the open source Haskell community in mind.

For more information about the haskell committee please visit https://www.haskell.org/haskell-org-committee/

To nominate yourself, please send an email to committee@haskell.org no later than 12 March 2021.

Q: If selected for this role, will I serve a normal 3-year term?
A: No, you will serve the remainder of the term for the seat, which will end in October of 2021.

Q: If I was nominated for a seat during the 2021 election and was not selected, am I eligible for re-nomination?
A: We had a number of great candidates for the recent election and we would welcome anyone who was not selected to re-nominate themselves for this seat.

Q: If selected, am I eligible for re-nomination at the end of the year?
A: Yes, if you are selected and serve you may be re-nominated for a full 2022-2025 term.

Q: Who can be nominated to serve on the committee?
A: Anyone who has something to contribute. Committee members do not need to be deep technical Haskell experts. Instead we look for enthusiasm towards improving the Haskell community. We aim to represent the different facets of the community. We aim to be diverse in terms of industry or research, and in terms of gender, race and location.

Q: What should I include in my nomination?
A: Tell us a bit about who you are, and how you think you can help. Feel free to include anything that you think will help us make a better decision.

Q: What is involved in membership?
A: Being a member of the committee does not necessarily require a significant amount of time, but committee members should aim to be responsive during discussions when the committee is called upon to make a decision.

For more information, or any other questions, please reach out to the committee by email.