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Individual Member Profile


Lauren Sell

Date Joined
July 18, 2012

OpenStack Foundation From 2013-10-24 (Current)
Statement of Interest

I want to work with the global community to help OpenStack succeed as the ubiquitous open source cloud platform.


I am the Vice President, Marketing and Community Services for the OpenStack Foundation. I helped launch OpenStack and have since been coordinating with different companies and technical leaders in the community to promote OpenStack and drive adoption through activities like event organization (including the twice-yearly Summits), case studies and media relations.

I have been marketing in the technology industry for more than eight years, with a background in early stage companies, open source and enterprise software, and industry events like SXSW Interactive. I joined Rackspace in April 2010, and with my background in open source and the promise I saw in the project, soon jumped at the opportunity to help launch OpenStack. After the launch, I was fortunate to become part of a team dedicated to OpenStack community management at Rackspace, and now continue the same work at the OpenStack Foundation.