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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.

Read the Q&A below and see if you want to Nominate Kord in this 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  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


Nominations are open for the 2015 Board Election.

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