[Air-L] SPIR Back Online / Call for Volunteers: AoIR Technical Advisory Group

Scott MacLeod helianth at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 08:08:23 PDT 2016

Axel, Jenny, Brenda, Alexander and Andrew!

AoIR publication Selected Papers in Internet Research (SPIR) online again
is so great! Congratulations, All!


On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 4:37 PM, Axel Bruns <a.bruns at qut.edu.au> wrote:

> Dear AoIRists,
> I'm pleased to say that thanks to the tireless work of our AoIR Technical
> Advisory Group - Brenda Moon, Alexander Ronzhyn, and Andrew R. Schrock -
> our AoIR publication Selected Papers in Internet Research (SPIR) is back
> online, at spir.aoir.org.
> We are very grateful to the TAG team for volunteering their time to
> rebuild SPIR and bringing it back to life, and I'd like to express AoIR's
> sincere thanks to Brenda, Alexander and Andrew for their efforts.
> The next steps for SPIR will now be to post last year's conference
> proceedings on the site, and then to do the same with the papers accepted
> for the Berlin conference this year (you'll have seen Cornelius Puschmann's
> calls over the past weeks to upload your de-anonymised paper and panel
> proposals to ConfTool).
> Call for Volunteers: AoIR Technical Advisory Group
> --------------------------------------------------
> To support these next steps, as well as to address future technical
> challenges as they arise, AoIR is now calling for expressions of interest
> from additional volunteers to serve on our Technical Advisory Group. From
> time to time, the Association faces various issues relating to our
> technical infrastructure - including the AoIR Website, the Selected Papers
> in Internet Research (SPIR) site, our conference submission and
> registration platforms, our mailing-list, and the integration between these
> different systems. Members of the TAG will be asked to help us make better
> strategic decisions about our technology choices, and to support the
> Association Coordinator and Exec in addressing any urgent issues - for
> example to clean up and better protect our sites after the hacking attacks
> we suffer on occasion.
> TAG members should have strong familiarity with technologies such as PHP,
> MySQL, Open Journal Systems, Wordpress, and/or ConfTool, as well as overall
> server admin skills. Experience in protecting Web servers from hackers
> would also be very welcome. AoIR is an almost entirely volunteer-based,
> non-profit organisation, so unfortunately we can't offer any payment for
> this work - other than the satisfaction of having made a significant
> contribution to our community. If you're interested in helping out, please
> email Axel Bruns (vp at aoir.org) with an expression of interest and some
> information about your tech skills and expertise.
> On behalf of the AoIR Exec, many thanks in advance. Your contribution
> makes a real difference to the Association.
> --
> Prof. Axel Bruns                 a.bruns at qut.edu.au - @snurb_dot_info
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