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Individual Member Profile


Forrest Carpenter

Date Joined
August 26, 2013

Cisco From 2015-06-13 (Current)
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. From 2013-08-26 To 2015-06-12
Statement of Interest

Keep abreast of the community and technologies.


I was born after the Big Bang, but before the heat death of the universe.



Forrest is a candidate in the 2016 Board Election .

Forrest has been nominated enough times to appear on the election ballot. You can read the answers Forrest gave to the election questions below.


What is your relationship to OpenStack, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenStack's success to date?


OpenStack and I are somewhere between acquaintances and friends.


Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?


I have no previous experience with non-profit boards, which I see as an advantage.


What do you see as the Board's role in OpenStack's success?


The Board should offer more concrete, concise opinions and set forth better, clearer requirements. In the absence of a benevolent dictator, we need a strong Board.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2016?


2015 is almost over, but in 2016, maybe organize a kickball tournament?

Forrest has already been nominated by:

  • Christopher MacGown
  • Forrest Carpenter
  • Andrew Kuhlmann
  • Ben Rosenberg
  • Nick Bartos
  • Cimarron Taylor
  • Srinivas Sakhamuri
  • Susan Tan
  • Daniel Corral
  • Matthew Dietz


Nominations are open for the 2016 Board Election.

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