Paketo Steering Committee Candidacy

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The news

I first heard about the upcoming election on the Paketo Slack.

It wasn’t clear to me, how I was supposed to throw my name in the hat, after reading about the election process. So, I had some fun with it.

The announcement

First on the Paketo Slack, then LinkedIn, Twitter and Mastodon, I made an announcement like this:

Steering Committee Electors and Paketo community!

My name is DaShaun Carter and I would appreciate your consideration for membership in the steering committee, in the upcoming election!

You might have heard me say “Friends don’t let friends use Dockerfiles, use buildpacks” during Spring Office Hours.

Perhaps you have seen my work with Cloud Native Cobol and the Cobol Buildpack.

Maybe you have seen or used the multi-architecture buildpack, that I have been delivering for the ARM64 community, with Daniel Mikusa.

You can get to know me by visiting where you will find my blog posts, links to all of my socials, and an “About” page with links to videos that I am proud of.

Thank you for your consideration.

What happens next

I’m not sure if anyone else even wants the role, but I’m excited to see what happens next. I’ve been passionate about buildpacks for a long time, and I will continue to be, regardless of the outcome of this election. I’m going to do my best to make sure that the people that are voting, know who I am and what I stand for. The things that I have been working on and the feedback I have received, have been very encouraging. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on my campaign and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or suggestions.

Campaign Slogan?

"Embracing Multi-Architecture Buildpacks for a Brighter, Inclusive Future"