The first "Meet The Candidates" (MTC) session finished two hours ago.
Taking part were:
* Joe Bachana
* Steven de Costa
* David Stoline
* Matthew Saunders
Here are the questions that were asked and answered.
There is a partial recording of the session available as a zip file here:
For a full list of candidates, and details on the remaining 3 MTC sessions please see https://association.drupal.org/election2013-update
All candidates: Please respond to these questions in a comment.
Briefly introduce yourself, and outline what you will bring to the board of the Drupal Association.
(06:09:32) stevepurkiss: If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the Drupal Association, what would it be and why?
(06:20:11) Senpai: QUESTION: How much money should the DA spend each year on furthering Drupal? Followup Q: How much of that money should come from the users of Drupal vs sponsorships or advertising?
(06:29:23) KatteKrab: QUESTION: How would you help make the Drupal Association reach out to parts of the world that aren't yet active in our community? How can we be more international?
(06:35:32) dstol: QUESTION: What is your biggest annoyance with Drupal.Org currently? [the website]
(06:35:39) steveoliver: QUESTION: What role do you see for the DA in developing and/or certifying formalized Drupal training/testing?
(06:43:41) beeradb_: QUESTION: What community leadership have you show that you think positions you well to be a community representative on the board?
(06:44:30) j_matthew_s: My question is related to Governance VS Operations at the DA. Where are the lines between what the Board should do vs Staff? For example - who should be directing mission vs strategic planning vs program management?
(06:45:07) joebachana: What is the greatest threat to the Drupal project today and what should the DA's role be in ameliorating/resolving that threat?
(06:46:01) starl3n: Q: how do candidates define the Drupal 'community'? And, developers Vs users...
(06:48:42) beeradb_: QUESTION: If you weren't running, which of the other candidates do you think would be great for the board?