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Individual Member Profile


Kord Campbell

Date Joined
September 06, 2013

StackMonkey From 2014-05-12 (Current)
Rackspace From 2013-09-06 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Coop Cloud w/ OpenStack + Bitcoin



I'm an entrepreneur and a technologist futurist.  If you've ever needed someone to understand new technology, I'm your guy. I know how to do everything from writing marketing plans to writing user interface code. I can compose revenue models and sniff the network for intruders in the same afternoon, and make all of it fit into a budget before tea time.

I’m a meat and potatoes guy - smart and simple is my philosophy. If I don’t know an answer to a question, I’ll admit as much and go find someone who does know, pick their brain, and figure out how that relates to the things I do know. If I know the answer, I’ll teach others what I know, and do it without hesitation.

For me, this is my dream - to create, design, implement, market and write about technology.



Kord is a candidate in the 2015 Board Election .


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?


I wrote some installer scripts that live on the StackGeek website.  Although they install a very simple version of OpenStack, and aren't intended for production use, over 15K people have had good success with them.

I'm also working on a highly distributed cloud framework called Utter.io.  It joins Bitcoin and OpenStack together to form a framework by which software can be deployed in a private cloud by people who don't have access to that cloud.  It's basically a lightweight implementation of federation.


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've never worked for a non-profit.  I was a board member of Loggly, being the founder and CEO.  I'm also a coder, so there's that.  I'm good at listening and making decisons.


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


Hopefully putting a kernel of an idea into circulation where it will transfom itself into a movement in a postitive direction.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2014?


Let's get the public cloud providers to sort around their API implementations.  It's a disaster out there.

Kord has already been nominated by:

  • Patrick Hoolboom
  • Marcial Fernandez