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The candidates on this list have the 10 nominations required to be on the election ballot and have completed the application.
Nominated by: Jonathan Bryce Mark Collier Tom Fifield Mark McLoughlin Tristan Goode Joseph George Troy Toman Russell Bryant Monty Taylor Flavio Percoco
I'm responsible for the team at CERN which manages the operating system and infrastructure services. I previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe.
One of my team's responsibilities is running the CERN OpenStack cloud which has been in production since July 2013 and is currently around 27,000 cores. This cloud provides processing power for the physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider and its experiments, producing around 35PB a year.
As a representative of a non-commercial organisation, I speak regularly on our experiences and approach at OpenStack, academic and industry conferences along with sharing details of our deployment at http://openstack-in-production.blogspot.fr/.
Nominated by: Matt Wagner Troy Toman Tristan Goode Russell Bryant Tim Bell Julie Pichon Jonathan Bryce Mark Collier Sean Dague Joe Gordon
Mark McLoughlin is a consulting engineer at Red Hat and has spent over a decade contributing to and leading open source projects like GNOME, Fedora, KVM, qemu, libvirt, oVirt and, of course, Openstack.
Mark is a member of OpenStack's technical committee and the OpenStack Foundation board of directors. He contributes mostly to Oslo, Nova and TripleO but will happily dive in to any project.
Mark is responsible for Red Hat's OpenStack technical direction from the CTO office.
To find out more about Mark, see his keynote from the Icehouse Summit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6A2AQFnqH8
Nominated by: Mark Atwood Troy Toman Mark McLoughlin Jack mac Russell Bryant Tim Bell Gabe Westmaas Flavio Percoco Sean Kerner Joe Gordon
I currently work full-time on OpenStack for HP. I lead a team that works on running the Developer Infrastructure systems for the project, as well as teams working on OpenStack Deployment (TripleO) and OpenStack Bare Metal (Ironic). I am past PTL of the OpenStack Infra Program and set up the original project gating infrastructure. I currently sit on the Technical Committee. Previously, I was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. I've been a Python hacker by choice since 2000, and am currently a member of the Python Software Foundation.
I have a degree in Theatre Directing and went to grad school at CalArts in lighting design. The intersection of fields has led me to start more than one business around developing technology for and related to live performance. I continue to work in the theatre, and over the past year have lit shows in New York, Seattle and Austin.
Nominated by: Mark Collier Mark McLoughlin Rhett Dillingham Gabe Westmaas Russell Bryant Josh Kearney Monty Taylor Tim Bell Sean Kerner Christina Weaver
I am currently part of the public cloud team at Rackspace. I lead Rackspace's OpenStack strategy and work with teams on our overal open source efforts. Prior to this role, I led the engineering teams responsible for the Rackspace Public Cloud services including those deploying and contributing to OpenStack Nova, Swift, Cinder, Glance and Neutron. I have been at Rackspace since 2006 and served in a number of development and operations functions across the company. I am also a member of the advisory council of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Nominated by: James Bourne Colin McNamara ViVek Raghuwanshi sajid akhtar Sam Morrison Michael Still Tom Fifield Troy Toman Joseph George Jack mac
After 20+ years’ experience in deep technical roles, I embraced OpenStack in my home country, Australia, and became passionate about it recognising it's immense potential the world over. I soon recognised however, that the Australian OpenStack community needed a real boost. So a little more than 2 years ago I founded the Australian OpenStack User Group (AOSUG). The response has been fantastic, and we have grown to over 600 members. While much of my time has been spent nurturing the OpenStack community in Australia, I have been actively supporting the growth of the Indian OpenStack community spending time in India promoting and speaking about OpenStack, and I actively take part in meetups online around the world whenever possible.
I am deeply humble for the opportunity to represent the community builders, operators and end users of OpenStack on the BoD – everyone, including the people who don’t write the code, but still have lots to offer. I plan on continuing to work to promote OpenStack in every possible way, so that it becomes ubiquitous and full-featured, while remaining, most importantly, truly open.
My twitter is @tristangoode and I also quite like beer, I'm Australian!
Nominated by: Randy Perryman Colin McNamara Mark Collier Mike Veitch Joseph George Tristan Goode Adriel Cabrera Joshua McKenty Troy Toman Jack mac
Mr "Core Def" Process...
I have been involved in Cloud for over 14 years and launched some of the earliest Cloud companies. My educational background (Duke and LSU) is in computer science and systems engineering with a focus on distributed systems. I have always found deployment to be vitally important in developments - that lead me to found a SaaS start-up in 1999 and had made me a DevOps advocate. In addition to core cloud technologies, I am an Agile/Lean/TDD process evangelist who strongly believes that how you build and deliver is just as important as what you deliver.
Professionally, I am a Sr Distinguished Engineer at Dell leading our OpenStack Cloud project (http://wp.me/PF6d2-bj) and also a founder of the Crowbar project (http://wp.me/PF6d2-ix). In that role, I am in constant contact with OpenStack users, ecosystem developers and vendors world-wide; consequently, I have a very broad perspective on use and technical needs for OpenStack and related Cloud technologies.
You can get a much better perspective on me and my position on OpenStack by visiting http://robhirschfeld.com.
Nominated by: Tristan Goode Jesse Proudman Steve Rogers Mark Collier sajid akhtar Shannon McFarland Cody Bunch Tyler Britten Mike Outland Nermina Miller
My name is Colin McNamara. I work as the Chief Cloud Architect for a Nexus IS, a systems integrator based in Silicon Valley I manage our Cloud and SDN development teams, as well as Open Source contributions from an engineering organization of more then 300 engineers.
I have been been involved with Open Source since 1998 when I switched all of my web servers at my former ISP to Linux. Since then I have been involved with, evengelized and/or contributed to many open source projects including Netsaint/Nagios, Cacti, Ubuntu, Golden Cheetah and more.
It is my belief that Open Source platforms, and the people that create / use them have been the fuel that the fire os Silicon Valley is based on. Support and growth of these people and platforms are key to the future of the Valley, the products we create, and the people that create them.
Much of the discussion is about what I can do and want to do for OpenStack. But it is important to consider what I have been doing. Over the past year or so I have been doing the following -
Right now I am an OpenStack Ambassador, as wel as an active member of the community. I wish to contribute more. I believe that Open Software and Standards are key to our technology industry being successful in the long run. The success of OpenStack and the OpenStack Foundation is key to making that happen.
I am doing what I can as an individual member of the foundation, as well as a leader in my own business to make this happen.
My thoughts on this and many other things can be found at http://www.colinmcnamara.com
I can be found on twitter at @colinmcnamara http://www.twitter.com/colinmcnamara
Nominated by: wei du Pranesh Pandurangan Colin McNamara Stephen Gordon Mark Voelker Behdad Fariba sangeeta singh Kyle Mestery Tim Crawford Tim Bell
Sean Roberts is an OpenStack Board Director plus he works with all things related to OpenStack and Software Defined Infrastructure at Yahoo. He is co-leading the OpenStack community training project which aims to provide instruction materials for all OpenStack user groups. His background includes developing and operating infrastructure at ADP, EA, EDS, Genentech, and Stanford. He also runs the San Francisco OpenStack meetups, holds various OpenStack Foundation Board committee assignments, and is a member of the Executive Committee for IEEE MSST.
Nominated by: Mark Collier Colin McNamara Shannon McFarland Lance Haig Jeff Pazahanick Troy Toman Henry Gessau Madhura Sharangpani Anthony Chow Ed Horley
I am a Neutron Core Team member. I'm heavily involved with OpenDaylight, looking to ensure the integration between OpenDaylight and OpenStack Neutron goes smoothly. I'm a passionate open source developer. I've worked on libvirt, Open vSwitch, and OpenStack, as well as other platforms. I've used Linux since the late 90s, and FreeBSD/NetBSD before that. I am the Founder of the Minnesota OpenStack Meetup. I believe in the power of open source, but even more so I believe in the power of community. Ultimately this is what OpenStack is: It's a community.
Nominations for Individual Board Members have closed.