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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