Stormy’s Update: Week of March 1st
This is my update for work done for the GNOME Foundation. For a higher level overview for what I do as the Executive Director, see What do I do as Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation? or my earlier updates.
Followed up on several sponsors for GUADEC. It is looking good from a sponsorship perspective! (Don’t forget to submit your talk proposal!)
Michael Meeks joined the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board representing Novell, replacing Gary Ekker.
Set up some surveys for the board directors to give feedback on each others’ performance.
Way too much time and energy on Foundation List threads. Really liked Dave’s post about consensus driven conversations. Hopefully everyone follows Vincent’s advice and refocuses on making GNOME rock and making the GNOME project a fun place to work.
Short meeting with Jorge Castro who’s been really busy in his new board role!
Meeting with Rosanna. She’s adding info to the CRM system. I’m trying to help her with Friends of GNOME. Planning a trip to Boston to get on the GNOME Foundation’s bank account.
Looking for someone to help out with the GNOME booth at Texas Linux Fest.
Meeting with Jeffrey Altman about the Meet the Funders event in New York.
Set up some meetings for my trip to San Francisco and Open Mobility next week.
Helped/asked/pushed for some press releases. Hopefully you’ll see some of them soon. (Thanks to Zonker for leading the GNOME press team!)
Wrote thank you emails to people that donated to GNOME.
Generated Google Adwords Campaign Tracking code. Gave it to Jaap and Claus to add to our Friends of GNOME pages.
Sent questions to advisor interviewee for Board of Advisors GNOME Journal interview.
Generated Friends of GNOME February data. Need to blog about it on Foundation blog.
Tried to take a day off to deal with doctors’ appointments and dentist appointments and accountants among other things.
- Trip to San Francisco. Speaking on a panel at Open Mobility.
- Get the Meet the Funders event planning moving. We’ve scheduled them for May.
- Continue to work on GUADEC sponsorships.
- Try to touch base with a few GNOME Board of Advisors folks.
- Write letter for annual report.
- Blog about February Friends of GNOME data.