Following the Conference in the Cloud, TPF Board is keen to continue the momentum of two-way communication with the community. During CIC we saw some great conversations with, and across, the community. There was enthusiasm, lots of engagement and feedback, and positive suggestions about the future of Perl and Raku. Our network is complex and at the moment everyone talks to everyone, it is disorganised, and there’s potential for great ideas to be lost, or volunteers not to be recognised.
TPF and the community are dependent upon one another. One cannot exist without the other, so it is crucial we work together to take Perl and Raku, and TPF where we want it to be. As such the Board would like to ensure there is continuous liaison with the community and that volunteers are appropriately supported. We know there are lots of proactive people out there who can connect the Board to the community to help make sure that good ideas and volunteer effort are not wasted.
We are looking for a small team of around three people who will act as community representatives and foster good communications between the Board, committees, volunteers, and community. We want to recognise volunteers’ efforts and ensure their voices are heard too, so this team will support that. It should address the issue that there are volunteers working hard who the Board may not even know about.
The individuals on this team will already have the trust of the Board and will already be engaged with Perl and/or Raku communities. They should have diverse backgrounds, be geographically spread, with different skillsets and expertise. Good communication and organisational skills are essential, as is a desire to help our communities to improve.
Do you know someone who might be great in this role? Would you like to put yourself forward? Please get in touch with the Board by email at firstname.lastname@example.org