Gary Eikenberry - Candidate
I have been a member of NCF since the early days, not just as a means of gaining access to the Internet, but also because then, as now, I supported the concept and ideals of NCF and the then wider Freenet movement. The world at large and the context within which the National Capital Freenet operates has changed a great deal since those early days, but the strong rationale for a member-driven and member-supported means of accessing the Internet and an electronic public commons remain as compelling as ever.
I am pleased to have had the opportunity to serve on the Board of NCF from 2001 during a period of significant change and development. I believe I have both made a positive contribution to NCF as well as learned a great deal and developed some lasting relationships during my tenure as a director. What I offer for the future is the perspective I've gained and the things I've learned not just during those years, but going back to my early days as an activist and educator and, more recently, as an association manager and finally, since 1990, running my own independent IT consulting practice and martial arts club. My tenure as President has been short but eventful as we have finalized a significant change in our DSL provisioning and welcomed Curtis Taylor as the new leader of the NCF team. The task ahead of us is to consolidate the gains we have made and explore new ways in which we can serve our membership and community at large.
You can find out more about who I am and what I've done over the years through the links below.