The OSFPGA Foundation Education & Training Committee and Task Groups will be driven by the vision and mission of the foundation and will support the Education & Training activities by the creation of, and ultimately, the execution of foundation Education & Training plans and deliverables. The OSFPGA Foundation is an organization driven by our membership, and our intent is to ensure all community members have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the Education & Training activities of the Foundation. We will encourage the Committees to collect and represent the member’s ideas and needs.
The Education & Training Committee Chair works directly with the OSFPGA membership who join the Education & Training Committee. With this policy, we have defined the roles of our existing committees, and we have a fair and clear way to evaluate new groups and chair and vice-chair nominees.
The Education & Training Committee seeks to educate and train students as well as professional members of the OSFPGA foundation and general technology community worldwide about Open Source FPGAs, generate awareness and widespread adoption of Open Source FPGA Technologies. Examples of Education & Training Committee focus areas and responsibilities include, but are not limited to basic education and training, programs and events, and material development.
Basic Education and Training includes:
Programs and Events include
Material Development include:
The success of the Education & Training Committee is determined by the members. As a member of the Committee, you are expected to provide input into and feedback on the strategic Education & Training plan, OSFPGA Foundation Education& Training activities, and contribute to the overall execution of Education & Training efforts.
Contributing to the Education & Training Committee is open to all members of the OSFPGA Foundation. Ability to vote in the Education & Training Committee is consistent with the voting requirements of the OSFPGA Foundation as a whole
The Education & Training Committee Chair and Vice Chair are elected by the Education & Training Committee annually and with no term limits.They must be from a Premier, Corporate, or University Member.
Committee and Task Group chairs are elected for an annual term. There are no term limits.In this section “Candidates” refer to people who want to be considered for a position. “Nominees” are sent to the Education & Training Committee for approval. Existing Chairs and Vice Chairs may be candidates. Chairs must be non-individual members (Premier, Corporate, University). Vice Chairs can be individual members affiliated with a legal entity.
The election cycle is as follows:
Any member of the Education & Training Committee can vote.