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Offline kjayers

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Candidate Q&A - 2015 Director of Programming
« on: September 05, 2014, 11:24:53 am »
This thread is for questions and answers for the candidates for the 2015 Director of Programming.

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Re: Candidate Q&A - 2015 Director of Programming
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2014, 09:30:36 am »
I really don't want to sound like a broken record and post this in every Q&A thread, so I'll just post this here once.  ;D

I would really appreciate it if all candidates for a position posted a resume for the given position and maybe a more general introductory statement about themselves and the position they're running for. Hopefully this will also help others make an educated decision on the best candidate for a position.

I'm starting to wonder if candidates didn't see the question because it's not in their respective threads.  So I'll be the broken record.
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Re: Candidate Q&A - 2015 Director of Programming
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 11:35:27 pm »
Hi, for those that don't know me my name is Jaki Hunt, and I have been staffing the convention since 2005.  All my experience has been in Programming, most recently as the Assistant Director of Programming.  Prior to that, I was the Director of Programming for 6 years and I run Cosplay Chess at con.

For me, it's always been about the programming.  Our attendees pay to come to the convention, see old friends, meet new friends and have fun, and I believe that it's important to give them that experience.  While Director, my focus was to provide a variety of programming so there was a little bit of something for everyone, and I want to continue that.  We have lost some content over the years due to staff and panelists moving on with their lives, and I would like to see us get some of that back.  I loved that we had some great cultural content this year, and I would like to that continue, and expand if possible.  We must be doing something right - the attendees keep coming back - but I'd like to see if we can do more :)
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Re: Candidate Q&A - 2015 Director of Programming
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 04:40:04 pm »
For the benefit of people who don't frequent the forums, I would super appreciate if folks would put their name as it will appear on the ballot in their introductory post (like Jaki did).  Thanks!
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