Hi! My name is Zohar Finkel, I’m a L2 from Israel, and it is my pleasure to announce the international judge project org chart.
The international judge program organization chart (“org chart” in short) features the current state of global judge projects, assorted according to the different spheres of the judge program, in an organizational chart structure.
Project Org Chart download (PDF, 3.5 MB)
*EDIT: Updated to the newest version of the Org Chart (Feb 1st, 2016)*
The “org chart” is a meta-project intended to list and sort out all of the global judge projects, and then visually present them in the form of an organization chart, having the different spheres form the different divisions of the organization.
This project is part of the communication sphere, headed by Alfonso Bueno, is managed by Stefan Ladstätter, and consists of a team which includes Ronald Thompson, Nate Hurley, and myself.
Content and Structure
There are currently around 400 judge projects worldwide. The org chart features only the global ones, meaning those which are relevant to every judge around the world. Smaller local community projects, or even regional projects, are not listed.
The projects are divided according to the different spheres of the judge program.
While some projects are officially defined as part of a certain sphere and were either created for it, later assigned to it, or even make up an entire sphere by themselves, most of the projects listed exist on their own merits and have been categorized under the spheres we have found to be most fitting. As a result, some of the projects might look as though they don’t fully belong in a certain sphere, or that they could belong in multiple spheres. However, we believe it’s fine to have projects that don’t belong in certain spheres, since it is more important to have the projects displayed visually in a clear way, and only once per project, than any of the alternative methods of display.
For each project on the chart you can find:
- Serial number – All of the projects are sorted according to their serial number on judge apps.
If a project is marked as “0” it means that specific project is not part of judge apps, either because it was created before judge apps, is taking place on a different platform, or is of a private nature. If a project is marked as “???” this means we’re currently missing information regarding that project’s number.
- Name of the project.
- Project manager, as well as a picture of that person.
- Status of the project – The coloring of each project indicates its current status.
Green means Active – the project is going on as usual.
Yellow means In Hiatus – the project is currently on hold, but is planned to resume in the future.
Pink means Defunct – the project has been terminated, either because it has served its purpose, was replaced by a different project, or, sadly, the manager couldn’t keep it going.
Blue means the status of the project is currently unknown.
- Privacy – A straight line frame ( ___ ) means the project is public and anyone can see it on judge apps. A dotted line frame ( … ) means the project is private and that it’s only visible to its members.
- Official – A red line ( ___ or … ) means the project is officially part of its parent sphere.
On the “macro” side of the judge program – the org chart can be used by the people leading the judge program in order to get a clearer picture of the organization, what interests the people who are creating the projects, what is still needed, and potentially even be used to redefine the different spheres according to the projects. It could also be used to help combine redundant projects, and for sphere leaders to take some projects officially under their wings so they can offer them the resources and support they might need.
On the “micro” side of the individual judge – the org chart can help people find projects they would like to take part in, inspire them to create new projects which they believe are currently missing, possibly help people find defunct projects they wish to revive, and overall give judges a wider perspective of the judge projects structure, which will help them work on their projects in conjunction with similar and complementary projects.
Apart from those, the org chart can serve as a powerful tool for other uses people can come up with, which we didn’t originally think of.
We have done our best to research all the projects, but mistakes happen. If you are part of a project that should be on the org chart but isn’t, please let us know by sending us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The same applies to projects that have changed since our most recent update. We will continue updating the Org chart on a regular basis, so any feedback is welcome!