As we announced last year, an election will be held on January 26-30 for the seven positions on the Steering Committee of the Software Carpentry Foundation. If you are a qualified instructor who has taught at least twice in the past two years, or have done a significant chunk of non-teaching work for Software Carpentry, you can both stand for election and vote. We strongly urge you to consider standing: if you're willing and able to commit to giving the Foundation 3 hours a week, you'll help thousands of scientists. It'll be fun, too: few things in life are more satisfying than working with a dedicated bunch of people to make something useful happen.
In order to stand for election, you must write a blog post to introduce yourself to the community by Friday, January 16. This post must be around 500 words long, can be written in any format (e.g. question and answer, paragraph text), and must be titled, "2015 Election: Your Name". It should explain:
what your background is,
what your previous involvement with Software Carpentry has been, and most importantly
what you will do as a member of the Steering Committee to contribute to the growth and success of Software Carpentry.
Please visit the list of current members to see who is eligible to stand and vote in our election. If you believe you qualify as a member but are not listed there, please contact us as soon as possible—we've done our best to keep our records up to date, but are missing several people who taught in the second half of 2014.
This post originally appeared in the Software Carpentry blog.