Announcement: September 9, 2009 - Nomcom 2009-10: Important Reminder: Call for Nominations, Local Office hours, Nominee Questionnaires available
From: Mary Barnes <email@example.com>
Hi all, This is a 2nd reminder of the Call for Nominations that is underway. We *really* need more nominations in order to properly execute the task of selecting candidates for the open positions. At this time, the number of nominations for all the positions is about 1/2 of what is necessary for the Nomcom to do a conscientious job of evaluating the nominees and we are over 2/3 of the way through the nominations period. Nomcom cannot do their job without this important input from the community. So, please consider making nominations for the open positions - it takes just a few minutes of your time - the details are below. Right now, we just need the names/email addresses for the nominees - we'll be soliciting feedback later. Also, consider that over 1/2 the nominees are not able to accept the nominations for a variety of reasons - e.g., lack of funding, lack of sponsor support, etc. Thus, please consider nominating more than one individual for each of the positions. As well as the reminder for the call for nominations, this email also serves as a reminder for: 2) Local Office Hours 3) Questionnaires available for nominees Best Regards, Mary Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ========================================================================= 1) Call for Nominations ------------------------ The nomination period ends in less than 2 weeks on Sept. 18th, 2009. We appreciate the folks that have taken the time to make nominations thus far. But, we do need more nominations. Please use the online tool to nominate - it's fast, easy and secure: https://wiki.tools.ietf.org/group/nomcom/09/nominate Details on the open positions, as well as other details and options for making nominations are available on the Nomcom homepage: https://wiki.tools.ietf.org/group/nomcom/09/ Please consider that the sooner you make the nominations, the more time your nominee(s) will have to complete the necessary questionnaire (item 3 below). As well, please consider nominating more than one person for a particular position. You will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback later and it's important to consider that not all nominees will be able to accept the nomination. 2) Local office hours ----------------------- In order facilitate additional feedback, the Nomcom has decided to make themselves available for office areas at various geographic locations for 3 weeks in September, starting on the 8th. Below please find the list of locations where Nomcom members will be available for these f2f meetings . Unless dates are identified below, the Nomcom member is generally available for part of the day during the weeks of Sept 8-11, Sept 14-18 and Sept 21-25. Also, languages other than English in which the Nomcom member is fluent are identfied. Please contact a Nomcom member in a specific geographic location to arrange a convenient meeting time and place. Most Nomcom members are flexible as to meeting locations - i.e., we can travel to your office, meet at our offices or somewhere in between. As a reminder folks can always contact any Nomcom member to provide feedback at anytime - i.e., you don't need to participate in these f2f sessions to provide feedback. Belgium: Dimitri Papadimitriou - email@example.com (Sept 21-25) (Languages: French) Boston, Mass, USA: Stephen Kent - firstname.lastname@example.org (Sept 16-18) Boulder, CO, USA: Wassim Haddad - email@example.com (Sept 14-18) Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, USA: Mary Barnes - firstname.lastname@example.org Lucy Yong - email@example.com (Languages: Chinese) Helsinki, Finland: Simo Veikkolainen - firstname.lastname@example.org (Languages: Finnish) Ithaca, NY, USA: Scott Brim - email@example.com Montevideo, Uruguay: Roque Gagliano - firstname.lastname@example.org (Sept 14-18, 21-25) (Languages: Spanish, Portuguese) Montreal, Quebec, Canada Wassim Haddad - email@example.com (Sept 8-11) -- Can also be available in Ottawa if folks are interested Paris, France: Dimitri Papadimitriou - firstname.lastname@example.org (Sept 15-18) (Languages: French) San Diego, CA, USA: Randall Gellens - email@example.com Dave Crocker - firstname.lastname@example.org (Sept 16-18) Silicon Valley/SF Bay, CA, USA: Dave Crocker - email@example.com (Sept 8-11, Sept 14-15, Sept 21-25) Dorothy Gellert - Dorothy.firstname.lastname@example.org 3) Questionnaires available for nominees: For folks that have been notified that they have been nominated for any of the positions, the questionnaires are now available on the Nomcom09 tools website: https://wiki.tools.ietf.org/group/nomcom/09/iab-questionnaire https://wiki.tools.ietf.org/group/nomcom/09/iaoc-questionnaire https://wiki.tools.ietf.org/group/nomcom/09/iesg-questionnaire If you have any questions, please let me know. I will be contacting everyone individually, as well as sending reminders.