Warpstock, Inc announces its new board of directors to lead it into the future. The new officers of the board are:
President: John W. Edwards. John has been involved with Warpstock since the 2001 Toronto event. He has served as board Secretary for the past 4 years.
Vice-president: Andy Willis. Andy joined the board in 2004 after helping with the 2004 Denver event as both volunteer and network coordinator.
Secretary: Douglas Clark. Doug also joined the board in 2004 after heading the 2004 Denver event team.
Treasurer: Lewis G Rosenthal. Lewis has been involved with Warpstock as an advisor for a couple of years and chaired the event team for this year's very successful Hershey, Pennsylvania event.
Rounding out the board are:
Chuck McKinnis. Chuck was this year's exhibit coordinator for the Hershey event and has been a presenter and attendee at Warpstock for as long as I have been going myself.
Robert Kuropkat: Robert became involved with Warpstock as the speaker coordinator with the 2003 San Francisco event team. He joined the board in 2004 and has been the Warpstock web master since then.
Samuel Little: Sam was the chair of the 2003 San Francisco event and has served on the board since being elected in 2004.
Retiring board members, Mark Dodel, Stan Sidlov, Eric Erickson and Oliver Mark have all agreed to remain as advisors to the current board. Other board advisors include Luc Van Bogaert, Paul Curtis, Paul Hethmon and Esther Schindler. We wish the new board great success with future Warpstock events and ask that the OS/2 and eComStation user and developer community continue to give their support as they have for us in the past.
Please remember that Warpstock is put on by the OS/2 community for the OS/2 community. All past 9 events have been organized and run by volunteers. If you want to see Warpstock continue and better yet come to your area, then please get involved. You can organize an event team with as little as three or four people. And even these folks do not all have to be local to the event site. Warpstock is currently seeking bids for the tenth edition of Warpstock, the 2006 event. For more on what is involved in submitting a bid for a Warpstock event please read more about it at
The new board and the advisors to the board look forward to hearing from you and helping you to keep OS/2 alive with North America's only opportunity to learn from and socialize with people who make the most of OS/2 technologies.
Warpstock, Inc., is a North Carolina corporation. The Warpstock annual conference is a gathering of OS/2 users, developers, and vendors from around the world for the purpose of education and advocacy. More information is available at the Warpstock web site: http://www.warpstock.org