Candidate Name: JAFSIA Elisee
Please provide a short biography, and describe some of your participation and contributions in the GOSH community (approximately 3-5 sentences):
I am a passionate maker proficient in 3D printing and electronics. I have actively participated in the GOSH (Gathering for Open Science Hardware) community, contributing to collaborative projects, sharing my knowledge and experiences, and organizing workshops and events. I believe in the power of open hardware and its potential to democratize access to scientific tools and education.
Please provide a position statement (approximately 3-5 sentences) indicating why you are running for Community Council, your priorities for the community, and what you hope to achieve:
I am running for the Community Council because I am deeply committed to fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing within the GOSH community. My priorities include promoting inclusivity, supporting open hardware projects, and organizing educational initiatives. I hope to facilitate meaningful connections, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the GOSH community.
Tell us how your experience, skills, and/or qualifications allow for effectively serving and governing communities (approximately 2-3 sentences):
With my experience as a maker and teacher, I have developed strong communication and leadership skills. I have successfully organized and facilitated workshops, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment in schools or makerspaces. My expertise in 3D printing and electronics enables me to provide technical guidance and support to community members, ensuring their needs are met.
Please detail which of the eight existing Community Council governance domain(s) you are interested in taking on (this does not have to be a firm commitment), plus what you would like to do within that domain(s). (approximately 2-3 sentences):
I am interested in the Community Support, as I believe in the importance of providing assistance and maintaining a strong infrastructure for the GOSH community. Within this domain, I would like to contribute by actively addressing infrastructure issues and requests from community members, ensuring a smooth and reliable platform for collaboration.
Please confirm that you are able and willing to participate in regularly scheduled council meetings at least twice a month:
Yes, I confirm that I am able and willing to participate in regularly scheduled council meetings at least twice a month.