Meet the New Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee

By August 28, 2017Blog

We’re pleased to announce the results of Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) annual election! The nomination period was held from August 10 to August 16. The voting period ended on August 23.

Please join us in welcoming the following new or returning members to the TSC (in alphabetical order):

  • Arnaud Le Hors
  • Baohua Yang
  • Binh Nguyen
  • Christopher Ferris
  • Dan Middleton
  • Greg Haskins
  • Hart Montgomery
  • Jonathan Levi (new)
  • Kelly Olson (new)
  • Mic Bowman
  • Nathan George (new)

The main objective of the TSC is to drive technical governance for Hyperledger. The TSC helps support the overall mission of Hyperledger to create an open source, technical community to benefit the ecosystem of Hyperledger solution providers and users, focused on blockchain and shared ledger use cases that work across a variety of industry solutions.

The TSC will elect a TSC Chair, who will also serve as a voting member of the Governing Board, and is expected to act as a liaison between the Governing Board and technical leadership of Hyperledger. Once the TSC chair vote is finalized, it will be announced to the community.

Specifically, the TSC is responsible for:

  • Coordinating the technical direction of Hyperledger;
  • Approving project proposals in accordance with a project lifecycle document to be developed, approved and maintained by the TSC;
  • Designating top level projects;
  • Creating sub-committees or working groups to focus on cross-project technical issues or opportunities;
  • Coordinating technical community engagement with the end user with respect to requirements, architecture, implementation, use cases, etc.;
  • Communicating with external and industry organizations concerning project technical matters;
  • Appointing representatives to work with other open source or standards communities;
  • Establishing community norms, workflows or policies for releases;
  • Discussing, seeking consensus, and where necessary, voting on technical matters relating to the code base that affect multiple projects; and
  • Establishing election processes for maintainers or other leadership roles in the technical community that are not within the scope of any single project.

We plan to kick off a “Meet the Hyperledger TSC” blog series where we will introduce each TSC member individually and explain what they’re working on and their role in the community. Be sure to keep an eye out for it in the coming weeks. Finally, you can plug into the community at github, Rocket.Chat the wiki or our mailing list. You can also follow Hyperledger on Twitter or email us with any questions: info@hyperledger.org.