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Traveling to the General Assembly in Madrid

Tomorrow, I’ll leave for Madrid in order to attend FSFE’s general assembly as the first Fellowship representative. Unfortunately, there haven’t been much feedback from the fellows, so I’m not taking many questions or tasks with me to Madrid. The agenda of the GA will include many personnel changes, one small change of the constitution and a lot of discussion about FSFE’s direction. There will also be a social event where everybody is welcome to get to know the GA people. If you have last minute questions, don’t hesitate to ask. But since I don’t know when I will be online again, I also don’t know when I will be able to answer.

I won the GA election

Today, I was notified that I won the general assembly elections. This came quite as a surprise, but I am glad the election worked out that well for me. I would like to thank everyone who voted for me or gave me a high ranking. I also would like to thank the other candidates for their candidacy and for their fair election campaign.

Right after I was declared winner, people from inside FSFE contacted me to make travel arrangements to the GA that already meets June 19th-21st. After this was dealt with, I was bombarded with new information. It was almost an information overload. The other candidates and several other people congratualted me. FSFE’s president Georg Greve welcomed me as well and send me many long Emails explaining me my new position, introducing me in the GA and FSFE’s European core team. He also gave me a lot of administrative explanations and bounced recent Emails that gave me some first information about what will actually happen in the GA meeting.

Now, I will have to catch up with all the information and follow Georg’s instructions for becoming a full GA and core team member. This is quite some work and will keep me busy for a while. Nontheless, I still encourage questions :P