August 2022 Zeek LT election announcement

Hi Everyone,

Next month (August 2022) marks the start of the second Zeek LT election. During this election, half of the LT seats are up for re-election. The seats up for re-election are currently held by Johanna Amann, Seth Hall, and Nick Turley. The remaining seats will be up for re-election in August 2023. These seats are currently held by Aashish Sharma, Fatema Bannat Wala, Keith Lehigh.

The role-based seats are not part of the election process. These are held by Vern Paxson (Founder’s seat), and Robin Sommer (Technical Lead seat). The Community Lead seat (non-voting) is currently vacant.

The following shows the timetable for the August 2022 elections:

  • 9 August - Nomination Process begins
  • 20 August - Nomination Process ends
  • 22 August - Review Process begins
  • 2 September - Review Process ends
  • 5 September - Testimonial Phase negins
  • 16 September - Testimonial Phase ends
  • 19 September - Voting Process begins
  • 29 September - Voting Process ends
  • 3 October - Candidates are notified
  • 6 October - Change in Leadership starts and Community notified
  • 13 October - New members introduced at Zeek Week
  • 20 October - Change in Leadership ends, new members in place

Description of the process phases

  • Nomination Phase During this phase you can nominate yourself or someone you know for a seat on the LT by using a webform (URL to be announced at the start of the phase)
  • Review Phase During this Phase the LT will ensure all nominees are eligible to run and they understand the roles and responsibilities and are willing to run.
  • Testimonial Phase During this phase the nominees list will be made public and members of the community will be encouraged to add a testimonial.
  • Voting Phase During this phase members of the current Zeek LT will vote on the candidates.
  • Notification Candidates will be notified via email then the following day the community will be notified.
  • Change in Leadership A two week period to allow for transfer of knowledge, go over procedures and more. During the 2-week transition period the new LT members will vote on a Chairperson.

For more information, please the the Zeek Project Leadership Team Process and Description on our wiki.

I will update this thread when the respective phases begin.

If you have any questions, please comment in this thread or contact the LT (at or me directly.

Johanna (for the Zeek LT)

Hi Everyone,

the nomination stage is now open - and will close at the 20th of August EOD. Please submit nominations for a seat on the LT at

Note that you can either self-nominate, or nominate someone else.

As always - let me know if you encounter any issues or have any questions.


Just a small reminder that the nomination phase ends tomorrow.