by Shawn Wildermuth

Face to Face Meeting

With the Face-to-Face meeting coming up next week, we wanted to help get the important discussions started. To that end, we're opening up a place to put your questions and have the community vote the most important ones to ask with our limited time.

To add your questions and vote, please visit:

https://bit.ly/dnf-facetoface

We're using this method to gather the questions that are most important to the community. This will become the list of questions from the community on the day of the Face-to-Face events. While we still will be monitoring the chat, we wanted a way for the community to help us field the right and most important questions. Please help us do that.

Don't forget to join us for the Face-to-Face meeting on October 27th, 2021. You can join on YouTube:

I look forward to your questions!

Shawn Wildermuth
.NET Foundation

by Shawn Wildermuth

Come Talk to Us!

Face to Face Meeting

Updated: Added a second meeting for more timezones

A lot of discussion inside and outside the .NET Foundation has been going on the last two weeks. What we've heard is that there is both confusion about what the goals of the Foundation are; as well as how member projects are sheparded. To this end, we'd like to start a conversation with the community.

To begin with, we invite you to a Face-to-Face discussions on October 27th. Richard Campbell has graciously agreed to host these events:

This discussion will be live-streamed on YouTube to be as transparent as possible. Please come and bring your questions and concerns.

There are two times:

I look forward to talking with you!

Shawn Wildermuth
.NET Foundation

by Nicole Miller

The results are in!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Board Election, but before we do, we have a bit of news to announce.

Rodney Littles has decided to resign from the Foundation. Rodney has been a board member and the chair for the Technical Steering Group for the past year. We wish him all the best as he refocuses on his personal life. The bylaws of the Foundation state that the existing board should appoint a replacement for his seat. We felt with the election taking place as he sent his resignation, it would be fitting for our community of members to have a say in that 4th seat.

The newly elected board seats will be filled by:

Mattias Karlsson

Frank Odoom

Rob Prouse

Javier Lozano (re-elected)

We understand there has been concern and conversations around the lack of gender and cultural diversity in the slate of candidates. There is work that needs to be done within ourselves and the .NET Community to be more inclusive without excluding the work of those that are trying to make a difference for everyone. That work will begin this week as the new board will meet with the existing board to start the hand-off process.

Thanks to everyone who was nominated, ran, and contributed to the success of this election!

by Nicole Miller

.NET Foundation Election 2021 is Here

We're pleased to announce that the 2021 election process has begun!

The Nomination Committee has reviewed the candidates who submitted a nomination and came up with the following slate.

Here are the candidates for the 2021 .NET Foundation Board:

*current director seeking re-election

Today kicks off the campaign period. There are three open seats on the board that need to be chosen.

Voting begins on September 13th. The voting will be on OpaVote and members will receive a private link to vote before voting begins.

Members in good standing, with dues paid (or waived), are eligible to participate. You can check your membership status here The .NET Foundation Board is responsible for setting direction and executing our mission. The Foundation exists for you, so your participation is key!

by Nicole Miller

Here's a brief update from the .NET Foundation for August:

  • Board Elections are upcoming!

    • 2021 Board Election candidates will be announced on August 31st.
    • Voting period will begin on September 13th. All members will be notified by email when the voting period has opened.
  • Proposal Process has been announced within the Outreach committee.

  • New form links have been added for submitting news to share and your community events.

New Project announcement!

ASP.NET Boilerplate

ASP.NET Boilerplate is a general purpose application framework specially designed for new modern web applications. It uses already familiar tools and implements best practices around them to provide you a SOLID development experience. ASP.NET Boilerplate works with the latest ASP.NET Core & EF Core but also supports ASP.NET MVC 5.x & EF 6.x as well.

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