Election: vacant Steering Committee chair to fill

Topics: Announcements
Jun 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Chris Bower had to leave his position on the Orchard Steering Committee. As a consequence his seat is up for election. Please respond to this thread if you want to be a candidate. We'll close submissions and start voting next Wednesday, June 27th. The position is until September, at which time we will have a new election for the whole committee.

Jun 20, 2012 at 9:27 PM

If it means power I get, I'm up for it.

Jun 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Sipke : You should make a short presentation about why we should vote for you.


My name is Antoine Griffard : http://antoinegriffard.com

I am a .NET developer since 8 years and I am interested on Orchard since about 2 years.

I contributed to 1.4 version on Orchard.Fields and I work on some Projections improvements for 1.5.

I have attended to almost all the weekly steering committees since the beginning.

I have made some modules published on the gallery : http://gallery.orchardproject.net/List/Search?searchTerm=author%3A%20Wygwam

I have updated the French translations of modules (Core and external) for 1.4 on http://orchardproject.net/localize/fr-FR 

I have launched http://orchardproject.fr, the French version of http://orchardproject.net , http://docs.orchardproject.fr to translate the documentation in French and also http://orchardproject.be and http://orchardproject.ch and contacted many other contributors of different countries to help creating that kind of communities in their languages.

Jun 21, 2012 at 1:08 PM
agriffard wrote:

Sipke : You should make a short presentation about why we should vote for you.

You're right, thanks. You just earned my vote!

Jun 27, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Hello to the Global Orchard Community,

I would appreciate your consideration for the open Steering Committee seat.  I became involved with Orchard over a year ago when our company began looking for a new framework on which we would develop our next platform.  Immediately I became enthused by the very nature of its premise - an open source community in its infancy!

As a non-developer, I propose that I would bring a complimentary perspective to the Committee and possibly community as a whole. Simply put, I want us to build (as a community) a competitive best of breed platform from a framework and architectural stand point.  As much as we need to continue to focus on the core framework, just as importantly, we would be remiss not to develop a product that is also elegant, intuitive, and easy to use.  I will strongly encourage us to provide end users (for many of us those are our customers) a front-end interface (UX) that will allow them to embrace and love its flexibility, power and ease of use.

If elected, as a Steering Committee member, I would strive to push the following initiatives/goals:

  • To contribute to the growth of the community as a whole.  As such, assist in the development, organization and launch of the inaugural community global conference (Orchard Harvest 2012).
  • Assist in supporting Orchard local communities around the world.  Our success as a global community is very much tied to the success of our local communities' ability to foster brand champions and increase adoption. 
  • A focus on the product development and strategy of Orchard.  Build a killer product that not only relies on the elegance of the existing framework, but will eventually allow non-developers as well to embrace what this community is striving to build.

Over the past year, I have closely collaborated with several very active members of the community.  Together, we have made many contributions both direct and indirect to the community.  It has been a great pleasure to be a part of this process.

I hope that you will allow me to participate in the near future as a Committee member by supporting me with your votes!

If you want some more information about my varied professional background:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/ylankunstler or have any questions for me please feel free to contact me.


Ylan Kunstler

Jun 27, 2012 at 4:27 PM

@BertrandLeRoy can you tell me why there a total new election for the whole committee around September?


Jun 27, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Because it will be a year.

Jun 27, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Vote is open: http://orchard.codeplex.com/discussions/361186