LGE Execs, a firm of seasoned executives that provides interim resources for company transitions, recently started managing the finances for the Open Compute Project Foundation, acting as the foundation’s controller and “virtual” CFO.
LGE has helped help the foundation structure its financials, working on budgets and setting up the non-profit status of the foundation. They are bringing their expertise to the upcoming Open Compute Summit May 2-3 in San Antonio, TX, where they will track expenses and sponsorship funds.
Managing partner Rocky Bullock said they are looking forward to helping out and being part of the cloud computing environment, adding, “it’s a great honor to be part of the foundation. It’s doing the right thing for the industry. ”
Nick Bullock, LGE’s operations manager, brings non-profit experience to the table. He has served on the board of the Austin chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association for the past year, and he notes that the foundation is structured similarly. Nick will use his experience to help ensure that the foundation maintains excellent financial health for the long term.
Adding real time clock (RTC) capabilities to a circuit can often change a ho-hum project into something with a wow factor. In basic terms, an RTC enables you to synchronize or time-stamp events to an easily understood time reference. By easily understood, I don’t mean the number of clock cycles since a computer or microcontroller was turned on, but ordinary day, date, hours, minutes, and seconds, in either a 12- or 24-hour format.
Most organizations (even society) publish a set of rules to guide how they want their people to act inside the organization. More often than not, most of these rules tell us what not to do.
Don't lie. Don't steal. Don't use the copy machine after 8pm. Don't use company resources for personal use. I think offering a set of rules is a good thing - they help maintain order inside an organziation. Understanding the value of such guidance, I recently issued a set of rules to my team. But there's a catch. In our organization, there will be no rules to tell us what not to do. Rules that tell us what not to do hold people back. Instead the rules should help push people forward. In our group, the rules consist of a list of the things that are allowed. It's called the Allowed List, and this is what it says.
You are allowed to:
1. Make the decision you think is the right decision to make
2. Start something that needs to be started to help advance the cause
3. Ask for help whenever you want it
4. Help others whenever you can (even if they don’t ask for it)
5. Take time off to do something that inspires, excites and energizes you
Everyone decides to support the project SIAR is expected to follow these rules and everyone is expected to hold theothers accountable to them. Afterall, if we didn't follow the rules...there'd be chaos.
Allowed List of: Simon SInek