[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2016] Nomination for OSGEO Board: Jeffrey Johnson

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 17:48:43 PDT 2016

Thanks for putting forward that nomination Tim, you beat me to it :)

I had a chance to catch up with jj0hns0n at foss4g and hear a little bit
about his vision and passion for our organization. As has already been
noted Jeff is known for two things in our community: extensive
outreach/advocacy and direct open source leadership. It is this balance of
experience as a candidate that makes me happy to recommend him.

Jeff goes way back with our community, starting with grass in 2003 as an
undergrad. Working with OpenGeo and now with his own consulting shop (
terranodo.io) doing core development.

He is most well known for his work with the world bank, providing a
constant stream new faces on social media as he sets up teams around the
world with workshops and code sprints. The one-two-punch of both foss4g
usage and open source mentorship is exactly the kind of advocacy that
benefits OSGeo. (opendri.org, codeforresilience.org, etc...)

Since I tend to focus on projects, it is really important to highlight his
role as GeoNode core committer and project lead (geonode.org). The hands on
experience of going through OSGeo incubation, and releasing open source
software provides an important perspective on the work required here at

You can also watch his passion on the open data front, in particular using
open data and access to information to facilitate political involvement and
change in his local community (opensandiego.org, wherecamp.org,

I am glad Jeff accepted the nomination, please take a moment click on some
of the links above, and consider Jeff when it comes time to vote.

Jody Garnett

On 14 September 2016 at 08:48, Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis at gmail.com> wrote:

> I second Tim's nomination. Jeff (or jj0hns0n :) is passionate and
> committed to FOSS4G.  He is very personable, forward thinking and would be
> a great asset in serving on the Board.
> ..Tom
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Jorge Sanz <jsanz at osgeo.org> wrote:
>> Forwarding Jeffrey Johnson nomination for the Board of Directors by Tim
>> Sutton
>> All the best
>> --
>> Jorge Sanz
>> CRO 2016
>> ---------- Mensaje reenviado ----------
>> De: "Tim Sutton" <tim at kartoza.com>
>> Fecha: 13 sept. 2016 22:54
>> Asunto: Nomination for OSGEO Board: Jeffrey Johnson
>> Para: "OSGeo Chief Returning Officer" <cro at osgeo.org>
>> Cc:
>> I would like to nominate Jeffrey Johnson for a position on the OSGEO
>>> board. Jeffrey is an extremely energetic and active proponent of FOSSGIS.
>>> Among other things, Jeff is co-founder of the US QGIS User's Group and
>>> co-maintainer of the GeoNode project. His friendly enthusiastic approach
>>> and desire to marry business interests with his passion of FOSS GIS will be
>>> a great asset for OSGEO. I believe that as an OSGEO board member, Jeff will
>>> exert a positive influence on how the OSGEO project is managed and
>>> perceived by members of the public at large.
>>> I have made contact with Jeffrey prior to sending this email and he is
>>> happy to accept my nomination.
>>> Regards
>>> Tim
>>> *Tim Sutton*
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