I am running for election in this month’s #W3C (@w3.org @w3c@w3c.social @w3c) Advisory Board (AB) election¹ and blogged my personal statement: https://tantek.com/2023/128/b1/running-for-w3c-advisory-board-ab-election

@fantasai.inkedblade.net (@fantasai@w3c.social @fantasai) is also running for the #W3CAB, and admirably blogged her imminent affiliation change *before* the election started: https://fantasai.inkedblade.net/weblog/2023/affiliation-change/ — Congrats Elika! Your new affiliation is lucky to have you.

In addition to the two of us, @cwilso.com (@cdub@mastodon.social @cwilso) also posts on his own blog and is running for the AB.

Those are the three candidates I know have their own personal #website, and was able to verify by searching for candidates on the web, #socialMedia, etc.

Three out of the nine candidates² running for election to the World Wide Web Consortium’s Advisory Board.

As I wrote in my statement:

> “I believe governance of W3C, and advising thereof, is most effectively done by those … who directly use & create on the web using W3C standards. This direct connection to the actual work of the web and W3C is essential to prioritizing the purpose & scope of governance thereof.”

I firmly believe that direct hands-on experience with using the web, beyond reading the web or using someone else’s apps, actually writing to the web, posting on the web, creating for the web, provides better insight into the technologies & standards necessary to evolve the web, how to improve them and represent the communities working on them.

I ask for your support for the Advisory Board, and support for those who create on the web.

If any other candidates have their own #IndieWeb site (or set one up!), and especially if they blog their personal statements, I will gladly link to them as well.

Thanks for your consideration.

¹ https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/9903
² https://www.w3.org/2023/04/ab-nominations.html

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