The DevOps Collective (the nonprofit that owns PowerShell.org) is organized into two main governing bodies. Our Directors – myself, Christopher Gannon, Jason Helmick, Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, and Will Anderson – run the organization on a day-to-day. On Board, which we’re now forming, consists of stakeholders who help advise us on directions, priorities, and so on. We want our Board to be diverse, and include representation from industry as well as community. This is a fairly convention nonprofit governance setup; you’ll find, for example, many Chambers of Commerce organized this way.
“Community” has been the bit we’ve struggled with, and so we’ve decided to simply put it to the community to help come up with an answer. We’d like two “at-large” seats, filled by community members on a rotating (annual) basis. The responsibilities are not huge: mainly, we’ll have a virtual meeting once or twice a year to cover our current activities and discuss priorities. On an ongoing basis, the Board is also a way for outside concerns to have a voice within the organization.
For our community seats, we want people who are actively engaged with the community on a daily basis. We want to know what’s happening out there with the people who actually use PowerShell, and who are participating in DevOps. We want to be aware of what’s going on in the OSS world, and where we, as an organization, might be able to assist.
So if that’s you, reach out to me. Drop an email to DonJ (and the domain is listed right in the address bar of your browser right now). If you know of someone, please reach out to them and have them send me an email. I’d like to know a bit about you, how you’re present in the community on an ongoing basis, and some ideas you have for what The DevOps Collective should be focusing its time and funding on (especially educationally, as that’s our main mission).
I look forward to hearing from you!