Who am I
My name is Alan Ball and I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m the head organizer of Southern Fried F# Conference and the Triangle F# meetup. You likely know me from the F# Foundation slack where my name is Vorotato or the conference twitter account that I maintain @FriedFsharp. At my day job I’m a .NET developer and I work at a self-funded state agency that helps low and middle-income families find and afford homes. I’m warm and energetic, and I love F#.
Why I am running
I want to help facilitate community building and community contributions. I want to create a culture of contribution. A culture where new members have a clear and direct path to contributing, for both the language and libraries. Where everyone is empowered to send pull requests. A culture that includes beginners and tackles a wide variety of problems together. I hope to help bring more energy and enthusiasm into the F# foundation, and work towards building a strong backbone of community. A strong community is the foundation that secures future growth.
Why vote for me
I’m a tireless cheerleader for F# and all those who support it. I use my warm and upbeat personality to bring people together and get excited about what we can accomplish. I defend solidarity because it is part of what makes us a family, and I will have your back. If elected I will steer the foundation towards community cohesiveness, a shared responsibility of both the compiler and F# projects, and an outreach strategy that focuses on those who are underrepresented. I want to collaborate with you on improving documentation and ease of use. I have a good knowledge of F# and love sharing things I’ve learned with others. I’m excited to hear what your values and interests are so that we can do this together.