Tag: Community Manager


Evolving Roles, Welcome Stefano Maffulli to the Community

August 17th, 2011 — 2:51pm

The explosion of OpenStack over the past year has once again highlighted the significant impact that an open source community can have on an industry. Within a single year, over 100 participating companies and 1,300 community members have joined together to create the de-facto open source cloud computing standard. With this enormous growth comes a broad array of possible work opportunities that are unique in challenge and scope, and I have decided to move on from being your Community Manager to take up new projects within OpenStack. It has been a pleasure for me professionally and personally to have participated in this community as your Community Manager, and I thank you for your amazing support and efforts in driving OpenStack forward. I look forward to its continued success and welcome Stefano Maffulli as your Community Manager.

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Hiring a Community Manager Summer Intern

April 13th, 2011 — 3:34pm

Good news to all you community manager types still in college looking for real-world, hands-on experience,  I am looking for a summer intern to assist me in various aspects of the open source OpenStack community. The position is in Austin, TX and I don’t have funding for housing so the candidate must either live in Austin or be capable of supporting themselves; however there is a salary involved but it most likely will not cover your living expenses in Austin this summer.

Here is the information on the position:

Job Description:

This position will support the various day-to-day activities of managing a large, global open source community. An emphasis on social network data collection and analysis is an integral part of the position while also supporting the various other community activities including web content development, community member communication, event planning, and other tasks.

It is expected that a presentation will be presented to various community members at the end of the summer to educate the community on the social networking aspects of OpenStack and how the community can better leverage those tools.

Job Requirements:

Applicants for this position must have the following skills:

  • Technology Competence – ability to use modern computing tools including Internet, Email, Office, and other standard Enterprise Computing technologies
  • Written Communication – ability to clearly express ideas in a written form via email or formal reports
  • Public Speaking – ability to create presentations using standard computing tools and present to groups of various size
  • Social Networking Applications – experience with common social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Analysis Skills – ability to process various amounts of data to provide insight into trends within the data

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to stephen.spector@openstack.org by April 30, 2011.

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Community Manager Introduction

September 16th, 2010 — 10:31am

It is with great fanfare and fireworks that I introduce myself as the new community manager of the OpenStack project. I firmly believe that the cloud computing paradigm is on the cusp of a significant industry tidal wave and OpenStack is the ground breaking open source technology that will lead the revolution. I look forward to doing my part in assisting the community in a plethora of ways to ensure the success of all participants.

Over the past three years I worked as the community manger for the open source Xen.org community and have taken a leading role in helping to promote all open source technologies in events around the world and as an open source blogger for Network World. I intend to continue my promotion and support of open source technologies as a vocal community manager on behalf of OpenStack.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with any question or ideas you have for OpenStack as I am the go to person for all things OpenStack if you are unsure who to contact or how to get something done. I expect great things from this open source project and look forward to your help in driving OpenStack into an industry leading cloud platform. Over the next few weeks, I will be traveling between Austin and Vero Beach, Florida moving my family and will do my best to respond to the various community issues that arise. I anticipate being firmly in place in Austin by the start of October so please understand any delays in my response to you.

Once again, I look forward to the success of OpenStack and will do my best to ensure that anyone wishing to participate has the tools and support they need. Looking forward to the Stack Revolution.

You can reach me at stephen.spector@openstack.org or follow me on Twitter @opnstk_com_mgr. My office phone in Austin, TX is (210) 312-1162.

Finally, please remember to attend the OpenStack Design Summit on Nov 9 – 12, 2010 in San Antonio, TX. More information at http://openstack.org/blog/2010/09/the-second-openstack-design-conference/. OpenStack is also looking for innovative, creative, highly technical community leaders to help drive the project, jobs at http://openstack.org/jobs.

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