Interview with Kris Borchers, JS Foundation Executive Director
Recently, we were lucky enough to catch up with Kris Borchers, the JS Foundation’s Executive Director. We asked Kris all about the foundation, its inner workings and how people can get involved. Enjoy!
Elio: Thank you Kris for joining us today!
Kris: My pleasure.
Elio: For those that might not know you, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Elio: Wow. Quite a journey. Could you tell us more about how the jQuery Foundation transitioned to the JS Foundation? What role did you play in the process?
Kris: The JS Foundation was the natural evolutionary next step from the jQuery Foundation. I ran the jQuery Foundation as Executive Director for about 3 years. As we grew in terms of the number and types of projects we served, as well as the other initiatives we cared about, it became clear that an update to our name, brand and organizational structure was in order. I drove that process for about the last 1.5 – 2 years to get us fully transitioned into this new organization.
Elio: So what is the foundation attempting to do for the JS community/ecosystem?
Elio: Can you elaborate on what that means and on how do you intend to do it?
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