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OpenStack Compute (Nova) PTL, Member of the OpenStack Technical Committee
Russell currently works as a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. He is the current Compute (Nova) Project Technical Lead for OpenStack (since Spring 2013) and is also on the OpenStack Technical Committee (since Fall 2012).
Prior to working for Red Hat, Russell spent 7 years (2004 - 2011) working for Digium on the Asterisk project. In the later years, Russell was the leader of the Asterisk project as well as the Engineering Manager for Asterisk development at Digium.
Russell is also a published author. Russell co-authored "Asterisk: The Definitive Guide" and "Asterisk Cookbook", published by O'Reilly Media. He also contributed a chapter on Asterisk to the book "Architecture of Open Source Applications".
Russell graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2006. He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Oslo,Openstack-ci
Russell has been nominated enough times to appear on the election ballot. You can read the answers Russell gave to the election questions below.
I work full time on OpenStack for Red Hat. OpenStack's success is very important to Red Hat, but it is also important to me personally as both a technology and open source enthusiast.
My biggest contributions to OpenStack's success have been in the development community. I am serving my second term as the OpenStack Compute (Nova) PTL. I am also on the OpenStack Technical Committee.
I have been working on open source projects in a commercial setting since 2004. In that time I have constantly been working through issues related to the mix of an open community and the supporting business ecosystem. I feel that this experience puts me in a very good position to contribute to the OpenStack Board of Directors.
There are a lot of individuals and companies interested in the success of OpenStack. I think the creation of the OpenStack Foundation was cruicial to the long term success of OpenStack. The board exists to provide strategic and financial direction to the foundation. The board has a fantastic opportunity to help fascilitate success.
I think the most important thing to progress in 2014 is to create some framework that encourages interoperability between OpenStack clouds. This is a part of what has been discussed as the OpenStack Core definition. However, I want to make a point that I think ensuring interoperability is a key goal with this.
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