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Egle Sigler


Date Joined
August 08, 2012

Affiliations
Rackspace From (Current)
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Egle Sigler is a principal architect on Rackspace's OpenStack Private Cloud team and an OpenStack Foundation board member. As part of the board, Egle is co-chair of the DefCore committee and the Diversity Working Group. Egle has co-authored two books, DevOps for VMware Administrators and OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook.

Egle wants OpenStack to be regarded as one of the most successful open source projects, with a great community to back it. During the past year, Egle has been co-chair of DefCore committee, where she has seen that the impact DefCore has on OpenStack is crucial. Interoperability is one of the top OpenStack priorities, and she  continues leading the efforts to increase it.

Egle is also a co-chair for the Diversity Working Group. OpenStack community is growing in size every day. It is the goal of the Diversity WG to not only increase the diversity in our community, but also to make sure that this diversity is reflected in total participation.  

 


 

 

Egle is a candidate in the 2016 Board Election .


Q

What is your relationship to OpenStack, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenStack's success to date?

A

I want OpenStack to be regarded as one of the most successful open source projects, with a great community to back it. During this past year, I have been a co-chair of DefCore committee, where I have seen that the impact DefCore has on OpenStack is crucial. Interoperability is one of the top OpenStack priorities, and I would like to continue leading the efforts to increase it.

I am also a co-chair for the Diversity Working Group. OpenStack community is growing in size every day. It is the goal of the Diversity WG to not only increase the diversity in our community, but also to make sure that this diversity is reflected in total participation. 

Ever since learning OpenStack in 2012 my goal has been to promote OpenStack and mentor others in how to use it. Since then, I have lead multiple workshops and conference talks making OpenStack more accessible to new users. 

Q

Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?

A

I have served on OpenStack Board for 2015. During this year, I co-chaired DefCore commitee and started as well as co-chaired the Diversity Working Group. If elected, I would like to continue working with these two committees as I believe that very strongly in the need for strong DefCore and a diverse, thriving OpenStack community.

 

I have also served for two years on a governing board for POWER (Professional Organization of Women Empowered at Rackspace), Rackspace's internal employee resource group dedicated to empowering women in technology. Being on the POWER governing board has allowed me to promote diversity at technical events and taught me about being a board member.

Q

What do you see as the Board's role in OpenStack's success?

A

OpenStack's board's success should be reflected by how well its business strategy reflects user and community needs and close coordination with the technical leadership. OpenStack should be made more accessible not only to the experts, but also to beginning users of OpenStack.

Q

What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2016?

A

Interoperability and diversity. With Big Tent, interoperability is more important than ever. What does it mean to run and operate OpenStack? What can the users depend on being in the OpenStack core?

The board should also focus on helping the technical and business communities thrive, by removing barriers of entry to newcomers to the community and promoting increased diversity in the OpenStack community. OpenStack should be made more accessible not only to the experts, but also to beginning users of OpenStack.

As the number of OpenStack projects grow, the board should work closely with the technical and business communities to educate, inform and promote the capabilities and power of OpenStack.


Egle has already been nominated by:

  • Rob Hirschfeld
  • Kavit Munshi
  • Tristan Goode
  • Mark Collier
  • Jack Mac
  • Kevin Jackson
  • Tim Bell
  • Cody Bunch
  • Chris Hoge
  • Tobias Ford