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Jim Hall

jhall@freedos.org

Volunteer History

2016–2017 GOVERNMENT IT SYMPOSIUM

Annual government IT Symposium.

Served on program committee. Government IT Symposium brings together over 1,000 IT leaders and professionals from across the spectrum of government agencies and systems, along with their private and civic sector partners, for three days of engagement, inspiration and information.

2016–2017 GNOME FOUNDATION—Board of Directors

Governance for free software graphical desktop project. 501(c)(3)

Served as Director on Board of Directors. Provide direction and governance for GNOME project, a free software project. Hired new GNOME Executive Director.

2014–present GNOME

Free software graphical desktop project.

Lead efforts in usability testing, in partnership with GNOME Foundation and GNOME Design team. Usability test results lead to continuous improvements in GNOME desktop.

Summer, 2016; Summer, 2015; Spring, 2015 GNOME OUTREACHY

Non-profit to help underrepresented groups get involved in open source software. 501(c)(3)

Mentor usability testing in open source software projects. Outreachy and Outreach Program for Women. Usability test results promoted improvements in GNOME desktop.

2014 EDUCAUSE CONNECT

National conference for higher education. Mostly focused on technology.

Served on Program Committee. Provide input on program content, session formats, and in suggesting speakers. This team also reviews and evaluates session proposals, exercising a major influence on the content of EDUCAUSE Connect 2014. Members take active roles at Connect, such as convening sessions, facilitating discussions, and introducing speakers.

2015–present TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY BOARD

Advisory board for University of Minnesota program.

Served on advisory board as practicing member. The Technical Communication Advisory Board is a group of business leaders who provide pathways to experiential learning opportunities for students. Opportunities can include networking, mentoring, internships, and case competitions.

1994–present THE FREEDOS PROJECT

Open source implementation of DOS operating system.

Founder and Project Coordinator (equivalent to Executive Director). Lead collaborative international development efforts, build engagement with online developer community. Created initial set of utilities, add-ons, and developer libraries, including a library to support international languages. Webmaster, including web development and databases.