To advance OpenStack as a project and community.
Jonathan has been programming from a tender age, finessing his way through many programming languages. After cutting his teeth with several smaller jobs and personal projects, Jonathan joined VertiSoft Corp. in 1997, catapulting him into the culture of "software as a service" well before it became an industry buzzword. Breaking out of the geek mold, Jonathan harnessed his passion for user experience in the computer science program at Georgia Tech by taking courses in psychology, cognitive science, and education.
Armed with this interdisciplinary experience, Jonathan is keenly aware of how people learn and solve problems. When combined with his encyclopedic knowledge of various programming languages, Jonathan is uniquely able to anticipate the needs of users and build a truly useful - and useable - interface. In 2007, Jonathan joined his sister and brother-in-law to create ShootQ, a web-based studio management solution for professional photographers. In 2010, ShootQ was acquired by Pictage. Jonathan became the Vice President of Software Products for Pictage. In 2011, Jonathan took his experience to DreamHost, where he now serves as Vice President of Software Development and Product.
When not hunkered down behind his laptop, Jonathan loves spending time with his beautiful and brilliantly creative wife, Lacey, his daughter Colette, and their two dogs, Winston and Nelson. Beyond his culinary interests, Jonathan spends Saturday afternoons in the fall rooting for his alma mater and the University of Miami and enjoying his favorite southern creation - bourbon.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Quantum