I am very excited to nominate @faqir.bilal for a Core Contributor role as a Product Manager!
Faqir’s demonstrated commitment to the open source community is apparent in his regular participation in the Product Working Group. He is also one of three founding members of the Narrative subgroup.
Over the past 8 months, Faqir has been a powerhouse of contributions to the project, including:
- Leading the Narrative subgroup and the Product Narrative project
- Driving an initiative to obtain reliable data on Open edX Instances globally
- Taking the lead on a persona and use case mapping project
- Contributing to a survey on product value propositions
The result of Faqir’s contributions is the most comprehensive and reliable dataset we have to date on installs of the Open edX platform globally. His creative thinking and ingenuity led to previously untapped data sources, and we’ve doubled our count of known Instances as a result. Faqir is building a plan to visualize this data across multiple vectors, so it can be easily used by the community for a variety of product and marketing purposes, as well as updated on a regular cadence.
In all of his work, Faqir is highly collaborative and open, and works regularly with product managers from 2U, edunext and other organizations. He has a wealth of compelling ideas for evolving the project, evident in his work to formulate a methodology to articulate a vision and narrative for the project. This work has been integral to the Core Product Offering. He brings a highly valued perspective to any conversation about product strategy and future direction.
I hope you will consider Faqir as the next addition to our growing team of Core Contributor Product Managers. The voting period will be open for the next two weeks, through Friday, 28 April.