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I contribute code and documentation to the project as well as architecting implementations
Ken is the co-founder and CTO of Solinea, a leading consulting and software provider enabling enterprises and service providers to accelerate the adoption of OpenStack clouds. Prior to Solinea, Ken was Cloud Technology Partners’ (CloudTP) Vice President for their OpenStack Practice, where he led the company’s cloud infrastructure consulting efforts. Before that, Ken was Director of Cloud Development at Internap Network Services. Under his leadership, Internap developed and introduced a portfolio of public cloud services, including the world’s first public compute service based on OpenStack.
Prior to joining the OpenStack community, Ken spent thirteen years at Sun Microsystems where he served in a variety of diverse roles including Principal Engineer for their Asia Pacific Professional Services organization and Technical Director for its Global Servers and Storage line of business.
In addition to Ken’s project work, he has also authored or co-authored several books. His latest is “Deploying OpenStack” (O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2013). Ken also maintains a blog at http://ken.pepple.info on cloud computing technology.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Glance,Keystone,Cinder,Openstack-manuals
Kenneth has been nominated enough times to appear on the election ballot. You can read the answers Kenneth gave to the election questions below.
I have been working exclusively on OpenStack since January of 2011 ("Bexar") when I made my first code contributions. I see OpenStack as an important counter-weight to the increasingly proprietary, closed and anti-open standard clouds currently being sold and operated.
I would say my contributions to OpenStack's success would be in the area of end user implementations and evangelism. I have been directly involved in many OpenStack clouds (including some of the first) and I have written extensively about it, contributing back the writing in blogs, books and OpenStack documentation.
While I have not served on a non-profit board, I do have expire working on several boards both within companies as well as in the technical community.
I see the board's role as steering and promoting OpenStack's growth.
I believe that board's top priority in 2014 should be the same as in every year: promoting the well-being of it's user and develop community. More specifically, I think the board plays a pivotal role ensuring OpenStack user requirements are being matched to the Foundation's strategic objectives.
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