Chi Hack Night’s Fourth Board Election

Published on Jan 20, 2023 by CHN Election Committee

Last Updated February 2,2023

Correction: We previously stated that the seat Sam Evans is vacating was an Elected seat. However, this seat is an Appointed seat. This has been corrected in the post below.

Chi Hack Night’s Fourth Board Election

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, Chi Hack Night will hold our fourth annual member meeting and election for our Board of Directors. The Chi Hack Night Board of Directors, composed of 11 members, is responsible for governing our non-profit organization, as well as running our events, managing our website, keeping the books, and doing all the other things needed to make Chi Hack Night happen.

There are a total of 5 seats up in this election. Three of them will be chosen by Chi Hack Night Members based on popular vote and two will be appointed by the current Board of Directors with majority Membership approval. All of the seats are 2 year terms.

Here’s a breakdown of the available seats:

Board seat Current director Election status
Elected Derek Eder Incumbent is running
Elected Josh Kalov Incumbent is running
Elected Katie O’Shea Incumbent is running
Appointed Sam Evans Incumbent is not running
Appointed Steve Luker Incumbent is not running

To vote in this election, or to run or be appointed to a Board seat, you must be a Member of Chi Hack Night as of Tuesday, January 31, 2023. If you are not sure of your membership status, you can email

Running for the Board

Are you a Member of Chi Hack Night and interested in running for the Board? Great!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. By Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    • If unsure, confirm that you (or the person you are nominating) are a Member of Chi Hack Night by reaching out to
    • Fill out the Candidate Nomination Form. You can nominate yourself or someone else. Remember, though, they must be a Member of Chi Hack Night.
  2. By Saturday, February 4, 2023
    • Fill out the Candidate Statement Form. Make your case for why you should be part of the Chi Hack Night Board. All candidate statements will be shared out publicly ahead of the election.
  3. On Election Night Tuesday, February 7, 2023
    • Be prepared with a 1–2 minute speech to deliver to Members sharing why you are seeking a position on the Board.

What would my responsibilities as a Board member be?

Being on the Chi Hack Night Board of Directors is a volunteer position and we have no paid staff. All of the work of Chi Hack Night is done by the Board and other volunteers. The Board is divided up into committees responsible for a core function of Chi Hack Night:

  • Event Ops
  • Membership & Volunteers
  • Communications & Promotion

You will be expected to join one or two of these committees to support Chi Hack Night’s objectives and volunteer your time to them. In addition, you will be expected to attend or call in to 9 Board meetings a year. You will not be expected to make any financial contribution to Chi Hack Night.

Have questions about the election process? Let us know at Want to know what it’s like to serve on the Board? Send a Slack message to any of our current Board members and we’d be happy to share our experiences.

Yay democracy and long live Chi Hack Night! We’ll see you online for the Board election on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

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