[Portfolio] Congratulations to Noah Botimer on his new membership on the Sakai Product Council!

will at serensoft.com will at serensoft.com
Thu Jun 4 11:36:06 PDT 2009

Yes indeed, Noah has a good grasp on what's important, and a tendency
to clearly convey what's what. Congrats, Noah!

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:19 PM, janice.smith
<janice.smith at threecanoes.com> wrote:
> Dear OSP Community
> Let's hear a round of congratulations from the OSP community for our own
> Noah Botimer on his appointment to the Sakai Product Council! Noah has
> offered consistent creativity, talent, and inspiration to our community on
> both technical and functional matters. We know him as a collaborative and
> caring community member and one that will represent OSP needs intelligently
> and creatively in his new role on the Product Council. I am excited about
> the chance to work with Noah in diagloging with the larger Sakai community
> about the core portfolio functions we hope to see in Sakai 3.0.
> Congratulations also to all the new Product Council members, especially Nate
> Angell and John Lewis, both of whom have offered continuing support for
> portfolio functionality in Sakai. The OSP community looks forward to working
> with you!
> Janice
> Janice A. Smith, Ph.D.
> 2009 Sakai Fellow
> Three Canoes Consulting
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> janice.smith at threecanoes.com
> jasmith at mm.com
> ____________________________________________________
> Subject: [Announcements] Sakai Product Council
> From: Michael Korcuska <mkorcuska at sakaifoundation.org>
> Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 19:25:36 +0200
> To: Sakai Announcements <announcements at collab.sakaiproject.org>,
>     Sakai-Dev Developers <sakai-dev at collab.sakaiproject.org>
> ------------------------- Contents -------------------------
> The Sakai Foundation is pleased to announce the formation and
> membership of a Product Council to ensure exceptional quality and
> cohesiveness of Sakai product releases in support of varied teaching,
> research and collaboration needs. The formation of the Product Council
> is the result of over 5 years of success and learning of the Sakai
> community in effectively developing community source software that
> enhances learning, research and institutional effectiveness.
> The Product Council has two important roles: determining which
> components will be included as part of each product release, and
> informally advising projects as they progress from R&D to production-
> ready maturity. As a community-developed open source project,
> components of each product release are contributed from many different
> institutions, companies and individuals. The Product Council is the
> coordinating body for each release, and will work to assure the
> product's evolution continues to meet the needs of the educational
> community in terms of functionality, production worthiness, and
> usability.
> More information about the Council structure may be found on the Sakai
> wiki at http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/confluence/x/m4RDAw
> The members of the Product Council are:
> Nate Angell -- Nate works with clients in education and open source
> communities for rSmart (http://www.rsmart.com), a Sakai Commerical
> Affiliate. Nate previously led web communications at Portland State
> (http://www.pdx.edu
> ) and at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (http://
> www.omsi.org). Nate holds an MA in film, television, and digital
> media studies from Brown University.
> Noah Botimer -- Noah is the ePortfolio Technical Lead for the
> University of Michigan. He is an open source and open education
> advocate. Before joining Michigan, Noah helped establish a campus-wide
> Sakai course and ePortfolio environment at Saginaw Valley State
> University.
> Eli Cochran -- Eli joined UC Berkeley and the Sakai community two
> years ago as a user experience designer and Javascript programmer on
> the Fluid project. After more than twenty years experience in
> interface design and development, Eli feels that successful systems
> must be more than understandable and usable, they must also be
> beautiful and fun.
> Michael Feldstein -- Michael is Principal Product Manager, Academic
> Enterprise Solutions at Oracle and the author of the e-Literate
> weblog. He is a frequent invited speaker on instructional technology
> and has been interviewed about e-learning by media outlets including
> The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Associated Press, and U.S. News
> and World Report.
> David Goodrum -- David is Director of Academic and Faculty Services
> for University Information Technology Services at Indiana University.
> In addition he chairs the functional requirements committee as well as
> the support and implementation team for IU's implementation of Sakai.
> John Lewis -- John is the Chief Software Architect for Unicon and a 17
> year veteran of the software engineering industry. His passions
> include open source and agile methods. John is active in several
> higher education open source communities, including uPortal and Sakai,
> and serves on the Board of Directors of Jasig.
> Stephen Marquard -- Stephen is Learning Technologies Co-ordinator in
> the Centre for Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town,
> where he leads the team responsible for the University's popular and
> widely-used Sakai deployment known as Vula. Stephen is a Sakai Fellow
> and serves on the Sakai Board of Directors.
> John Norman -- John is the Director of the Centre for Applied Research
> in Educational Technologies and 'Head of e-Learning' at the University
> of Cambridge. CARET provides infrastructure and support to the campus
> for the use of technology in teaching, learning and research,
> including the deployment of Sakai campus-wide. Prior to this he had
> experience as an engineer and medical devices entrepreneur on 3
> continents. John chairs the advisory board for OSS-Watch and is an
> advocate for open standards and open source software in higher
> education.
> Max Whitney -- Max is the technical team lead for enterprise academic
> services in ITS at New York University and an active member in the DIY
> technology communities in New York. She has managed the Blackboard
> implementation at NYU since 2001, most recently acting as the
> technical lead for an enterprise upgrade impacting 45,000 users. She
> also led the Sakai pilot at NYU in 2007. She holds her M.S. in
> Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
> at NYU.
> Additionally, the soon-to-be-hired Product Manager will sit on the
> Product Council.
> We thank all of those involved in the nomination and selection
> process, and look forward to the contribution of this important
> council in continuing to enhance the academic and scholarly success of
> institutions across the Sakai community.
> Best regards,
> Michael
> --
> Michael Korcuska
> Executive Director, Sakai Foundation
> mkorcuska at sakaifoundation.org
> phone: +1 510-931-6559
> mobile (US): +1 510-599-2586
> skype: mkorcuska
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