Todd Rinaldo Nominated for Board Position
Tue, 19-Jul-2022 by
We would like to present Todd Rinaldo as a candidate to join the foundation Board. He has worked with the foundation for many years as a conference organizer and in other capacities.
The board will vote on Todd's appointment at the board meeting scheduled for 19th August 2022.
Below is Todd's application, answering the questions of why he wants to be a member of the board and what he would like the foundation to work on.
I am Todd Rinaldo. I've been programming for 40 years and coding Perl since my first Perl programming class in 1995. I've been a resident of Houston, TX most of my life. I've been an active Perl Monger with Houston.pm since 2006. I'm married with 1 boy. I've been an employee of cPanel for 13 years. Prior to cPanel, I worked for JP Morgan and Century Maintenance Supply before that. This has given me some very helpful perspectives on how things work in a small/medium/large company.
As a boy and now an adult, I have been an active member of The Boy Scouts of America. This is the other organization I've donated a significant amount of time to. The organization taught me to embrace servant leadership. I think that experience more than any has instilled in me a want to give back to the organizations that have helped me. Perl has been a big part of my life, so I certainly want to help where I can.
I do not represent any community. I have been a part of Perl 5 Porters and am now a voting member. My interests also include the improvement of CPAN as well as ongoing maintenance and testing of the existing modules on that platform. I of course have been an active organizer with most YAPC::NAs since 2013.
I'm interested in becoming a board member to offer assistance in the Foundation's mission to help the community. I have no specific agenda. As I understand things, the purpose of the board is to provide support to active projects so they can focus on coding, etc., and not the logistical, financial, and legal details. I'm not sure how much scope the board has outside of this but I am interested to know more.
I hope to help find ways the board can support The Perl and Raku Conference going forward. Potentially this might also include the EU which has stopped holding conferences though it is unclear if this is because of COVID or lack of interest.
I would also like to assure TPF continues to maintain a tight bond with the steering councils of the organizations it supports. I don't have clarity on the level of communication so it's hard to say if there is enough communication already.
Please share your thoughts and comments on Todd's candidacy before the board meeting on 19th August 2022.
+1 for me.
Todd’s a great choice, best of luck to him.
Last year i reported a racism incident in the official Slack channel of the TPF community affairs team. Todd was the Slack admin who quietly deleted that report without telling anyone, which triggered the events leading up to the still ongoing TPF boycott by the Mojolicious project. https://docs.mojolicious.org/Mojolicious/Guides/Contributing#PERL-FOUNDATION-BOYCOTT
One year later, the report has still not been processed. So, I already have zero trust in the current members of the foundation Board. But nonetheless, adding Todd would be a step in the wrong direction.