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eglesigler

 

Egle Sigler


Date Joined
August 08, 2012

Affiliations
Rackspace From (Current)
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Egle Sigler is a Principal Architect with Rackspace Private Cloud. In addition to working with OpenStack and related technologies, Egle is a governing board member for POWER (Professional Organization of Women Empowered at Rackspace), Rackspace's internal employee resource group dedicated to empowering women in technology.


 

 

Egle is a candidate in the 2015 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.  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.
I try to make other open source software work well with/on OpenStack, since OpenStack will require a strong ecosystem in order to be successful.

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 am currently a governing board member 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 2014?

A

The board should focus on helping the technical and business communities thrive, by increasing travel sponsorship, providing academic/student scholarships, 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:

  • Cody Bunch
  • Alice King
  • Sean Dague
  • Christopher Laco
  • Anthony Chow
  • Anne Gentle
  • Victoria Martínez de la Cruz
  • Mark Collier
  • Mohammad Banikazemi
  • Matt Ray