Contributor and Elected Member of the OpenStack Technical Committee
Russell is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. He is on the OpenStack Technical Committee (since Fall 2012) and the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors (since January 2015). Russell has been contributing to the development of OpenStack since the Fall of 2011. His most significant contributions around OpenStack have been to Nova and most recently Neutron and OVN.
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,Quantum,Oslo,Openstack-ci,Release
I work on OpenStack and related technology full time for Red Hat. I have been involved in OpenStack since late 2011 and have contributed extensively to the technical community. I bring my deep knowledge of the technical community and open source communities in general to the board. I feel that I bring a strong community perspective to issues that the board is facing.
I have been on the board of directors for the OpenStack Foundation since January 2015. I have not served on another non-profit board.
While the code and technical community is critically important, there is a lot more to OpenStack's success that the OpenStack Foundation leads with the help of the board. The board helps guide the foundation and also discusses several issues ensuring a healthy commercial ecosystem.
OpenStack has matured quite a bit over its lifetime and is now being widely adopted. We should continue to search out any barriers for adoption that are appropriate for the board to address and work on them. We should also be looking for opportunities for collaboration with other communities or foundations that are important to OpenStack's success.
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