User:Nfgusedautoparts/2014-manifesto

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2014 OSM US board election manifesto

I have been an active contributor to OpenStreetMap since 2009, and was a member of the founding board of OpenStreetMap US. I have taken two years off from the board, and now feel ready to return.

I am extremely impressed with what the board has accomplished during the time that Martijn has been President, and look forward to supporting those efforts going forward.

I think one of the critical efforts needed is improving the "on ramp" for OpenStreetMap. We've been talking about this for years, but the progress made has been limited. This is still a very intimidating project from an outsider's point of view.

Disclosure: I am currently working as a consultant at Mapzen.