This special election is to fill the position of Treasurer on the WPLUG board. This new officer will serve on the WPLUG board until October 2007, the end of the current term. This is the only position we are electing for at this meeting.
The ballot for this election is available File:2007 06 WPLUG Ballot.pdf.
Ask the Candidates
There will be a special ask the candidates session in the WPLUG IRC channel (irc.freenode.net, channel #wplug) on Wendesday, June 6th, 2007 from 8-9pm EDT. We encourage all members to attend and ask questions of the candidates. There will not be an ask the candidates session at the user meeting.
These responses are exactly as received by the WPLUG board. The only changes were wiki formatting to make it preformatted text.
== Background Information == Your Name: David Kraus (apa curlynoodle) Your Profession: Automation/Controls Developer How long Have You Been Involved With WPLUG? I began as a list lurker in 2005, then signed on as an active member in Aug 2006. == Candidate Questions == What qualities do you think make you qualified for Treasurer? - I strive to build and maintain professional yet collegial relationships with my fellow WPLUG members and others in the organization. - I pride myself as being a trustworthy person who can also add, subtract, multiply and divide. What is one new idea that you'd like to implement as a member of the WPLUG board? Organize an introductory presentation/workshop for local middle and high school students to help bolster interest in compsci, programming, OSS, and Linux. (May not be a 'new' idea, but I think its a good one.) What are some things you can help WPLUG do better as a member of the WPLUG board? - Actively seek new presenters for meetings and special events. - Promote the organization (and Linux) in new areas of industry. i.e. automation and controls. - Help with site content updates and communications. Final Free Response Space (use this to say anything else): If elected, I pledge to execute the role of WPLUG Treasurer to the best of my ability and always in the best interest of the organization. I will do my part to strengthen the organization and help make it an even better resource for our community.
My name is Michael Hansell, I've been with WPLUG since BethLynn introduced me back in 2004. I have recently graduated (April 2007) from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in ADMJ Computer Forensics. During the last semester I worked under BethLynn at TimeSys Corporation as a Systems Administrator. Before that I worked with X-Cel Quality Services as a Manager of Information Systems for about 7 years. While with WPLUG I have been on numerous committees, including currently the Investigating Committee, and the Public Relations committee. While at the University of Pittsburgh I was the President of the Impax Advance Weapons Club, Vice President for Panther Grappling club, Business Manager for 3 clubs; the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club, Abro's Capoeira club, and the Panther Grappling club. I also earned my Eagle Scout badge from troop 195 in 1998. I’m currently looking for a job, and am looking at going for my Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Information Systems, and/or Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) Security Assured Information Systems (SAIS). There is also talk of me doing a seminar for the American Society for Quality speaking about ISO certifications and Linux. While with the martial art clubs at Pitt I had the reputation for being the go to guy for interclub communication and was responsible for alot of get togethers. In this grain I would like to see WPLUG have more connection with some of the other communities of the PA, Ohio, and WV areas.