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Individual Member Profile


Sean Roberts

Date Joined
July 19, 2012

Akanda, Inc. From 2015-03-30 To 2015-10-02
VMware From 2014-08-08 To 2015-03-29
Yahoo! From 2010-02-20 To 2014-08-07
Statement of Interest

Collaboration and contribution




Sean Roberts is the former VP of Development for Akanda. With a Bachelors Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, he has over twenty years experience in the technology industry. Sean has worked at Yahoo, VMware, Stanford, and Genentech. 

Sean has been involved with OpenStack for three plus years, with over two years as an OpenStack Board Director. He has been elected three times to represent the OpenStack Foundation Gold Membership. Sean has also held the Chair of Finance and Tax Affairs committee positions, in addition to being a member of the DefCore and Gold Membership committees. 

Sean is also involved with OpenStack projects. He was the Training-Guides PTL, lead for the Trainers, Testing Standards, and Project working group, as well as a member of DefCore and Ambassador groups. The OpenStack Foundation has recognized Sean as an OpenStack Ambassador, which leads the OpenStack user groups worldwide. In his spare time, Sean leads the San Francisco OpenStack user group with over four thousand members. 

“I enjoy working with all the different people involved with OpenStack. There is constant state of optimism and a drive to improve. If I had to pick one thing that makes me feel renewed and happy about my work, it would be helping people to improve themselves. I always am humbled when I can help someone find a new job or gain a new skill. This is what keeps me going.”




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