Last week I made a potentially life altering decision to stand for election to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees (the non-profit corporation that looks after Wikipedia and associated projects).

This is a massive change in direction for me. Last year my long term plan was to keep working on personal coding projects till I hit on the idea that could turned a decent profit. But in retrospect I don't currently have the drive to complete any of the projects I started (to date; there are 10 part completed projects I still need to work on). Instead a period of working as a Trustee is exactly the project I am looking for, and I am really excited to have the chance to get involved.

I am not sure what my "chances" are :) seeing as some of the other candidates are very strong! But I am hopeful that I will be able to find some support for my candidacy.

If anyone out there is an active Wikipedian account I encourage you to get involved! You can read about the candidates, or ask us questions. Voting begins at the end of this month.

If you're not a Wikipedian, wish me luck :)