Tech Council Election May/June 2021

The FOLIO Technical Council's charter is to maintain the community’s technical policies, best practices, infrastructure, and monitor the operational health of the FOLIO project. It will also track and report Technical Debt and facilitate architectural decisions as needed by the community. It operates with close collaboration with the Community and Product Councils. 

Seats on the Technical Council are available to Members of the FOLIO community, in accordance with the FOLIO Governance Model. Member is defined as an individual who is an employee or a sponsored contractor of a Member Organization. Individuals will be elected to seats for two year terms. Shorter terms may be required for the initial transition period or to fill seats that become vacant between elections.

There will be up to 11 members selected for the Technical Council.

The Technical Council will be seeking nominees who have deep experience with one or more of:

  • Strong collaboration skills, able to drive decisions that champion the interests of the community and project
  • Deep understanding of software development processes and technologies required for a modern services oriented application
  • Agile software development methodologies, including Epic, Feature and Story creation
  • Knowledge of DevOps and Quality tools and processes
  • Experience with FOLIO’s code-base, technologies and development processes
  • Frequent contributor to FOLIO’s code-base
  • Experience managing technology, technical debt, and competing priorities 
  • Participating in and/or managing open community governance
  • Library management systems and library workflows
  • Leadership of development or other technical teams


Nominations will be collected from May 18, 2021 through June 4, 2021 

Voting will be open from June 7, 2021 through June 25, 2021

Council becomes active the week of July 12, 2021

Elected Members

The following people have been elected:

  • Craig McNally (EBSCO Information Services)
  • Dennis Benndorf (GBV)
  • Jakub Skoczen (Index Data)
  • Jeremy Huff (Texas A&M University)
  • Marc Johnson (Knowledge Integration)
  • Mark Deutsch (Duke University)
  • Phil Robinson (Cornell University)
  • Raman Auramau (EPAM)
  • Steffen Kohler (Leipzig University Library)
  • Tod Olson (University of Chicago)
  • Zak Burke (Cornell/FOLIO Community)