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Individual Member Profile


Kyle Mestery

Date Joined
July 26, 2012

HP From 2014-09-29 (Current)
Cisco From 2006-11-04 To 2014-09-26
Statement of Interest

I want to help grow the OpenStack community in terms of users and developers.




Kyle is a Senior Director and Chief Technologist for Open Source Networking at HP. He works primarly on Open Source projects including OpenStack, Open vSwitch, OpenDayllight, and libvirt. Kyle has a passion for Open Source software and believes the power of an open community can change the world. He has been writing systems software for over 15 years. Kyle lives with his wife and family in Minnesota.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Quantum,Openstack-ci,DevStack,Release


Kyle 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 am the current OpenStack Networking PTL. I believe OpenStack is ready to continue maturing as a project. The work happening in Kilo around paying down technical debt, refactoring, and improving stability is a testament to this. My biggest contirbution to OpenStack's success to date has been succesfully leading the Networking project through the Juno release, and being given the chance to do the same during Kilo.


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?


This would be my first experience working with a non profit. I am very excited about the chance to work with other community members in this capacity!


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


The board should continue to guide OpenStack, providing watch as the project continues to grow and evolve. Much like the TSC guides OpenStack from a technical perspective, I believe the board should continue to guide it from a marketing and mangement perspective.


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


Continuing to help enable users and operators, and continuing to grow the ecosystem.

Kyle has already been nominated by:

  • Edward Henry
  • Myles Steinhauser
  • Steve Noble
  • Britt Houser
  • Sudeep Lohith
  • Jay Cuthrell
  • Ryan Hughes
  • Jesse Proudman
  • Marcel de Bont
  • Sumeet Prasad