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Doug Hellmann

Date Joined
July 21, 2012

Red Hat, Inc. From 2016-03-21 (Current)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise From 2014-08-04 To 2016-03-18
DreamHost From 2013-10-21 To 2014-07-29
Statement of Interest

TC, Release management, Oslo, and other cross-project activities.




Doug Hellmann is currently employed by Red Hat to work on OpenStack. He has been programming in Python since version 1.4, and has worked on a variety of Unix and non-Unix platforms for projects in fields such as mapping, medical news publishing, banking, and data center automation. Doug is a member of the Python Software Foundation, and served as its Communications Director from 2010-2012. After a year as a regular columnist for Python Magazine, he served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008-2009. Between 2007 and 2011, Doug published the popular "Python Module of the Week" series on his blog, and that material served as the basis for his book "The Python Standard Library By Example". He lives in Athens, Georgia.

Doug started contributing to OpenStack in 2012, just before the Folsom summit. He is one of the founding members of the Ceilometer project, and a core reviewer for the requirements and unified command line interface projects. He served as PTL for the release management team for Mitaka and Newton, is part of the team working on the Python 3 transition, and has contributed to several of the infrastructure projects. He also contributes to the unified command line client and SDK projects. Doug served as the PTL for the Oslo project for the Icehouse, Juno, and Kilo releases and is still active on the core review team.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Keystone,Quantum,Ceilometer,Oslo,Openstack-ci,Release