I have some great and some sad news. Let’s start with great news.
Great News! :)
Joel Pearson joins the team as support sheriff.
Bret Pettichord’s nomination:
I would like to nominate Joel Pearson as a support sheriff for Watir. He is active every day on the ruby-talk mailing, answering questions about testing with Ruby and frequently recommending Watir-Webdriver as a solution. (...) Here is an example of what I am talking about. http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/4407767 Bret
Joel about himself:
Sad News :(
Bret Pettichord asked to be moved to alumni section.
It is time to move me to the Alumni list, as I am no longer an active contributor to the Watir project. I don't contribute code any more and I haven't helped manage the project since hosting the Watir Bazaar a year ago (March 2012). I've asked others to recognize when they've stopped contributing. Now it is my turn. I should make clear that my team still uses Watir-Webdriver (and WatirMark) every day, so we continue to be users and I continue to encourage my team to contribute to the project. I am also very happy with the current team that has been keeping the project active, especially the leadership provided by Jari, Jarmo and Zeljko. (...) Last year I had been working on an application for membership in the Software Freedom Conservancy, but realized that I did not have the commitment needed to submit it. If others would like to pursue this, I am happy to support their efforts. Bret
Tiffany Fodor also asked to be moved to alumni section.
Hi all! I saw in an earlier message where Bret asked to be moved to the alumni section on the Watir.com site because he hasn't done much with the team in the past year. It occurred to me that I've likely done even less and should be moved to the alumni section as well. I still use Watir-classic every day - thanks so much for keeping us IE-saddled folk in up-to-date Watir code! We're in a "do more faster" mode here at ICAT and I don't have much time to help out with the support end of things. I'll try to look in from time to time, but I can't promise to help on a consistent basis. Also, I don't have the skills to be updating the source code. I'm happy to help with the Software Conservancy application if we've decided that's how we should move forward. Please let me know if I can be of help with it without just making it more complicated by handing it off. I hope all is well with each of you - I missed seeing you all in Austin this year! Take care! -Tiffany
Hugh McGowan is the last one to ask to be moved to alumni section.
Hi all, Seems like it's the season... While I use Watir-Webdriver daily, it's been over a year since I've checked in or released code, so I should probably be moved to the alumni list as well. It's been great fun - I've learned tons and met some awesome people. Keep up the great work Jari, Jarmo and Zelkjo! I'll still lurk on this list and am happy to help with anything y'all need so feel free to ask. Let me know if you're ever in Austin! Thanks! Hugh