Updated: Sat Apr 14 23:18:25 UTC 2018

PeeringDB Board of Directors Election April 15th through 29th 2018 UTC

Bylaws at http://docs.peeringdb.com/gov/legaldocs/2015-12-08_PeeringDB_Bylaws.pdf define Membership:

"A corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other legal business entity may be a Member of the Corporation. Membership is determined by having both an active PeeringDB.com account and an individual representative or role subscription to the PeeringDB Governance mailing list: http://lists.peeringdb.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pdb-gov"

Each Member may submit one ballot. We are employing Single Transferable Vote (STV) as the voting system. This means that you rank your candidate preferences from most preferred to least preferred. You do not need to rank all the candidates. A later ballot from a representative of a Member will replace a previous ballot from the same Member.

There are 5 positions of the Board of Directors, 2 of which are up for election this year. A Director term is 2 years.

The following schedule applies to Board elections:

Through April 14th 23:59:59 UTC 2018: Candidates may submit their candidacy and maximum 300 word statement, as determined by POSIX "LANG=en_US.UTF-8 wc -w" command, or revisions to their statement, to secretary@peeringdb.com.

April 15th 2018: Ballots, with candidate statements, will be submitted to the PeeringDB Governance mailing list (pdb-gov@lists.peeringdb.com).

April 15th through 29th 23:59 UTC 2018: Voting. (Registrations received after April 28th UTC are not guaranteed to be processed in time for the April 29th 23:59 UTC voting deadline.)

List of Candidates:

Denis Fondras

Aaron Hughes

Job Snijders

Candidate Statements:

Denis Fondras

I am a french network contractor and network operator (AS60983). I have a 12-year experience in networks and networked systems. In a previous job, I was in charge of planning and establishing peering relationship.

I am also the secretary of AuvernIX, a local IXP. As a really small non-profit association, my role in AuvernIX is as much to write reports than to manage contacts with other network operators and other IXP and do the plumbing. I am also a part-time lecturer at the local university (Université d'Auvergne) where I teach Internet technologies.

PeeringDB has always been an amazing tool to find informations about where to peer with a network and it eases the work of small network owners a lot. As a member I try to ensure the database is exhaustive and accurate.

Aaron Hughes

Aaron Hughes is the current elected President of PeeringDB. In his prior terms, he has worked with the Board of Directors, Officers and supporting volunteers to establish the organization, its bylaws, articles of incorporation, file for and have approved 501(c)(6) status, establish supporting processes, form supporting committees, establish and maintain a budget, setup contracts with vendors, and attract sponsors to support the organization. He has managed the budget well, leaving the organizaiton with zero debt and a healthy outlook. He has also worked with the PeeringDB Product Committee to connect with the community on driving the future of the PeeringDB platform as well as facilitied its open sourcing. If re-elected, he will continue to work with the team to ensure the longevity of the organization utilizing community input and experience.

Aaron is also the President and CEO of 6connect, a leader in network provisioning automation including global resource management of IPv6/IPv4 Addressing, DNS/DNSSEC control for Service Providers and Enterprises as well as peering automation. He is deeply rooted in community supporting organizations such as ARIN, NANOG, RIPE, APNIC, OpenIX, CaribNOG, and peering communities around the globe. Aaron has held network and system architecture and Sr. level management roles at Lockheed Martin, Cariden Technologies, Terremark, Certainty Solutions, UnitedLayer, Quest Technologies, RCN, UltraNet and Channel(1) Communications among others. In addition, he helped found the Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) forum and was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2012 and the OpenIX Board in 2016. He has also participated in the administration of PeeringDB for many years.

Job Snijders

PeeringDB is one of the most important online resources for network operators, and as such I believe it should remain independent, free of charge, neutral and foremost: a pragmatic tool for everyday use.

Through the years, I've built up useful experience leading and participating in a number of community-driven projects such as the NLNOG foundation (as chairman), the IETF GROW working group (as co-chair) and PeeringDB itself as vice-president. You can find a detailed overview here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jobsnijders

I believe that for the board to maintain a balanced and fair view, multiple facets of this industry should be represented: Content, IXP, Datacenter & IP carrier. As an architect for a global carrier I will contribute my perspective and help extend the reach of PeeringDB to IP network operators world-wide.

I've helped run PeeringDB for a number of years, I'm currently serving as a member of its Board of Directors and as chair of the Operations Committee.

I hope to be given the trust and opportunity to continue to guide PeeringDB forward!