Welcome to our Maintenance Research Fellows Summer 2021!

We are thrilled to announce our cohort of Maintenance Summer Research Fellows for 2021! Over the course of the next two months, our Summer fellows will conduct research in their chosen maintenance sphere of interest. Their research will contribute to … More →

Announcing 3 Years of Sloan Foundation Support

We’re delighted to share news that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has approved three years of funding for The Maintainers, to support and extend a movement that promotes the importance of maintenance in technology and society. This award, which covers … More →

COVID-19 and Maintainers

Dear all, We’ve been thinking a lot about all of you, the members of The Maintainers community as well as all of the maintainers out there keeping our world going during this startling and troubling moment. We know that members … More →

Introducing Jessica Meyerson, Our New Maintainers Co-Director

The Maintainers has been changing a lot over the past few years. We (Andy Russell and Lee Vinsel) got The Maintainers going first by making jokes online. Soon thereafter, and with the help of many others, we organized two conferences … More →

Maintainers III: Meet the Track Leaders

This post is by The Maintainers Co-Director Andy Russell. As we near the May 13 deadline for proposals for Maintainers III, I have been thinking about how far this conference has come. For Maintainers I and II, the “program committee” … More →

Maintainers III is coming: how you can get involved

Now that a little bit of time has passed since we announced the dates (Oct 6-9), place (Gallaudet University in Washington, DC), and Call for Papers for Maintainers III, I wanted to share a few thoughts about different ways to … More →

Maintainers Organizers Report

By Andrew Russell, The Maintainers Co-Founder Thanks to our project’s support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2019 has been a busy time for my fellow co-founder Lee Vinsel and me. Together with Jessica Meyerson and her colleagues at the … More →