Board Member Nominations 2021
|#||Nominee Name||Country||Statement||Nominated by
|1||Vicky Vergara||Naucalpan, Mexico||Vicky is an inspiring supporter of OSGeo work and helping to bring new groups of people into the OSGeo world.
She mentors every year for GSOC via pgRouting bringing in many young youth into the community.
She works heavily on the OSGeo Live project to help showcase OSGeo projects.
She is a women in code supporter. Most recently she was involved in AnitaB.org Open Source Day and conference where I had the pleasure of seeing her at work, helping young women do their first contribution to open source and navigating the complexities of git.
She is multilingual - speaking Spanish, English, and Japanese to name some and embraces many cultures and brings all into the OSGeo fold to commune and learn from each other. She also talks in many conferences around the world.
She is a great role model for everyone. She is an indispensable role model for many minorities and women hoping to get into tech and elated to see a familiar looking face. Although she is brilliant she is very modest when talking about her abilities. She has a vast knowledge of C++ and Economics and an infectious smile and love for exploration which energizes all around her.
|2||Codrina Maria Ilie||Romania||We would like to nominate Codrina Maria Ilie for a position in the OSGeo Board of directors.
Codrina is a very well-known member of the OSGeo community for many years. Since 2010 she has been a volunteer trainer in the Romanian geospatial community, she is a regular participant and speaker in international FOSS4G events and she has herself been one of the main organisers of FOSS4G 2019 in Bucharest. Codrina has been an OSGeo Charter Member since 2013 and she is a strong advocate for FOSS4G. As a member of the OSGeo Board in the last two years, she has shown an incredible passion, motivation and commitment that the next board would still very much need. In her previous mandate, she has also very well represented OSGeo in the interaction and relation with other international communities such as INSPIRE and OGC.
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|3||Marco Bernasocchi||Switzerland||I would like to nominate Marco Bernasocchi for a position in the OSGeo Board of Directors.
Marco is an open source advocate, consultant, teacher and developer with a background in geography with a specialization in geographic information science. Marco is currently the chair of QGIS PSC and the director and founder of OPENGIS.ch (since 2011) where he and his team develop, train and consult clients on open source GIS. He is a long-time contributor to QGIS (and FOSS4G in general) and a charter member of OSGeo since 2018. He has a strong passion for Open Source and I feel he would be a valuable addition to the OSGeo Board of Directors.