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Date Posted: June 28
Job Title: Ecosystem Technical Lead
· As a member of the Foundation’s Business Development and Alliances team, you will work OpenStack ecosystem companys’ product and technical teams to help them understand the open source and OpenStack mindset and development process.
· Understand companys’ OpenStack product initiatives and help drive those initiatives both within their companies and within the OpenStack community.
· Work with company teams to determine how to best gain internal visibility and commitment from senior management for OpenStack initiatives.
· Educate teams on how to make upstream contributions to OpenStack and assist if necessary. Lead on-site Upstream Universities.
· Drive cross-project development to land specific features that require 2 or more different OpenStack projects to work together (ie: work with Cinder and Nova to add features for NFV.)
· Help ecosystem companies plug into various available resources
· Initiate and lead cross-company communication and working groups to drive best practices
· Feed learning back to the OpenStack Foundation teams
· Drive OpenStack initiatives back into ecosystem companies ie: product testing, federation, COA
· Work closely with technical and community teams at the OpenStack Foundation
· Have a strong understanding of the core OpenStack products at a minimum and an interest in helping these technologies continue to grow.
· Have been an active technical contributor to OpenStack
· Prior experience working on OpenStack initiatives within a larger organization.
· Responsible, resourceful, self- motivated, proactive, collaborative and a problem-solver with a strong work ethic
· People oriented with the ability to communicate comfortably with both technical people and business people. Able to manage multiple relationships at one time in a face-paced environment.
· Able to travel to twice-annual Summits and additional community events as needed
· A strong commitment to providing excellent customer service
· Flexibility and willingness to accommodate changes in a mature and tactful manner
· Dependability and willingness to work a flexible schedule
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Date Posted: May 30
Date Posted: May 19
As a member of the Foundation’s marketing and events team, help ensure we’re programming the best quality and most relevant content for the twice-annual OpenStack Summits (and possibly supporting other community events like OpenStack Days or speakers / workshops at Industry Events)
Have a strong understanding of the different audiences attending the OpenStack Summit, and determine how we can best source, organize and communicate availability of appropriate content for each audience
Create and manage timelines, processes and deadlines to program the Summit content, including 400+ breakout sessions across 20+ tracks, intensive trainings, hands-on workshops, working sessions, birds of a feather, sponsored content, etc
Manage and continually improve the process for selecting sessions, including soliciting community feedback, as well as coordinating subject matter experts as track chairs to select the best content available
Oversee full Summit agenda to ensure we do not have any major gaps or overlapping content
Enable speakers and trainers to prepare the best possible sessions through regular communications and support, as well as soliciting and providing feedback on sessions
Collaborate with web and design teams to build features and functionality into custom tools to ensure content is discoverable and the user experience is smooth: call for speakers platform, community voting platform, track chair tool, web schedule, mobile app schedule, feedback, etc
Engage with the Foundation content team, OpenStack community members and ecosystem companies to provide recommendations about themes and emerging technologies that should be featured at the Summit
Work with the Foundation content team to curate content on site during the Summit that can be reused after the event to promote audience-specific campaigns and use cases
Oversee the speaker managers who handle the day-to-day interactions with 500+ speakers, including coordinating session edits, schedule updates and feedback
Must have clear understanding of the cloud computing space and related technologies
Prior technology conference event coordinator experience preferred; specifically content programming or speaker manager tasks
Responsible, resourceful, self motivated, proactive, collaborative and a problem-solver with a strong work ethic
Exceptionally detail-oriented with the ability to successfully manage multiple, concurrent project demands in a fast paced and nimble environment
Able to travel to twice-annual Summits and additional community events as needed
A strong commitment to providing excellent customer service
Flexibility and willingness to accommodate changes in a mature and tactful manner
Dependability and willingness to work a flexible schedule
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience using Google Docs, DropBox, collaborative etherpads and social media platforms
About OpenStack Summits (openstack.org/summit):
Twice annually the Foundation hosts a global Summit for the community - a five-day conference. The Summit is the most important gathering of IT leaders, telco cloud operators, cloud administrators, app developers and OpenStack contributors building the future of cloud computing. The most recent Summit audience was mainly comprised of these organizational roles: Cloud Architect (17%), OpenStack User (12%), Operations/System Admin (11%), Upstream Development (11%), Product Strategy (9%), Business Development/Marketing (9%), Cloud Application Developer (8%), Product Management (7%), CIO/CTO/IT Manager (9%).
The Summit currently sees over 7,500 attendees from 60+ countries representing 1,200 companies. It’s supported by 120 sponsor companies and includes industry-leading keynote speakers, 400+ breakout sessions across 20+ tracks, hands-on workshops, intensive trainings, collaborative design sessions and various networking opportunities.
The Summit moves locations each time. The current model places the event in North America every April/May and alternating between Europe and APAC every October/November. Previous Summits have been held in Portland, Hong Kong, Atlanta, Paris, Vancouver, Tokyo, and Austin. Future Summit locations are in various stages of the confirmation process. Confirmed future locations include: Barcelona (Oct 2016), Boston (May 2017) and Sydney (Nov 2017).