Openstack Technical Committee Member
Vish Ishaya is the Director of Open Source at Nebula, Inc. He was previously a Principal Engineer with Rackspace Cloud Builders. He was also a Senior Systems Engineer with Anso Labs and NASA Nebula Technical Lead during the creation of Nova, one of the founding OpenStack projects.
He is a highly prolific developer who is one of the top contributors to OpenStack. During the November 2010 OpenStack conference, he won an OpenStack award for his development and community efforts, and was also elected to the first OpenStack Technical Comittee, where he has served consistently since.
Vish was elected to four consecutive terms as the OpenStack Compute Project Technical Lead. In addition to his programming and systems skills, Vish has spent over a decade teaching, most recently classes in object oriented analysis and design.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Cinder,Oslo,DevStack
I have a strong personal relationship to OpenStack. My journey with OpenStack started in a shared house in San Francisco where 6 of us wrote the first few lines of Nova. Like a proud father, I have watched OpenStack grow from its tiny beginnings to the juggernaut that it has become today. We have done well to grow the community faster than any other, but we must stay close to our beginnings if OpenStack is going to continue to innovate and push the boundaries of cloud.
Many years ago I helped lead some non-profits dedicated to meditation. I learned that the most important skill in working with large groups of people is bridge-building. You must get people to see eye-to-eye to make democratic decisions. My time leading the OpenStack compute project and being a member of the technical comittee has reinforced this understanding and allowed me to bring the same principles into technical discussions. I think I have a unique ability to bring technical and business people together and form consensus.
Most importantly, the board is responsible for bringing all of the disparate corporate interests together under one tent. One of the founding principles of the OpenStack Foundation is the proverbial "Join or Die". We are responsible for ensuring that OpenStack remains a cohesive whole.
Providing a simple bar for core projects and a clear, testable definition of OpenStack compatible.
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