The OpenStack Technical Committee provides technical leadership for OpenStack as a whole. Responsibilities include enforcing OpenStack ideals (such as Openness, Transparency, Commonality, Integration and Quality), deciding on issues that impact multiple programs, providing an ultimate appeals board for technical decisions and general oversight. It is a fully-elected Committee that represents the contributors to the project, and more details about membership and programs may be found in its charter.
Doug Hellmann is currently a Senior Cloud Developer with New Dream Network, LLC (DreamHost). 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 a core reviewer and one of the founding members of the Ceilometer project, and a core reviewer for the requirements and unified command line interface projects. He is on the stable release maintenance team, part of the team working on the Python 3 transition, and has contributed to several of the infrastructure projects. He is currently serving as the PTL for the Oslo project for the Icehouse release.
James works for the OpenStack Foundation and is a core member of the OpenStack project infrastructure team. As a sysadmin and hacker he gets to write elegant code and then try to make it work in the real world. He has been active in free software for quite some time, and has previously worked for UC Berkeley and the Free Software Foundation.
John Griffith, Senior Software Engineer at SolidFire, helped to create the Cinder project in OpenStack. His primary responsibility at SolidFire is technical contributor to OpenStack, and he currently aslo serves as elected Project Lead for Cinder and holds an elected seat on the OpenStack Technical Committee.
John has over fifteen years of engineering experience in both hardware and software engineering. He’s been an active user and contributor to open source for close to a decade, and has been focused on OpenStack since January of 2011.
In addition to his technical contributions, John also spends a lot of his time talking to people who are interested in learning about OpenStack as well as gathering feedback from current users.
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
I'm an active nova developer as well as reviewer. I also dabble in oslo, where I maintain four modules. I have also served on the TC for the last two cycles.
I work at Rackspace in Australia, where I manage a team of software developers working on upstream OpenStack.
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.
Russell currently works as a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. He is the current Compute (Nova) Project Technical Lead for OpenStack (since Spring 2013) and is also on the OpenStack Technical Committee (since Fall 2012).
Prior to working for Red Hat, Russell spent 7 years (2004 - 2011) working for Digium on the Asterisk project. In the later years, Russell was the leader of the Asterisk project as well as the Engineering Manager for Asterisk development at Digium.
Russell is also a published author. Russell co-authored "Asterisk: The Definitive Guide" and "Asterisk Cookbook", published by O'Reilly Media. He also contributed a chapter on Asterisk to the book "Architecture of Open Source Applications".
Russell graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2006. He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina.
Sean Dague is Senior Staff at Samsung Research America's Open Source Group, leading the OpenStack contribution effort there. He was previously part of IBM's Linux Technology Center where he worked on numerous Open Source projects, such as: SystemImager, OpenHPI, Xen, OpenSim, NFS Ganesha, and most recently, OpenStack.
He is currently the OpenStack QA Program PTL, with a broad focus to ensure that we produce the best possible OpenStack release. He's a core reviewer on Devstack, Tempest, Grenade, Nova, and lots of smaller projects within OpenStack.
Sean has been an avid Linux and Open Source user and contributor going back to college days. He created the Mid Hudson Linux Users Group in 2003, and has been running a monthly Linux and Open Source lecture series there ever since, exposing hundreds of people to the joys of Open Source technology.
Thierry Carrez has been in charge of Release Management for the OpenStack project since 2010. He is now the chair of OpenStack Technical Committee. A Python Software Foundation member, Ubuntu Core developer and Debian maintainer, he was previously the Technical lead for Ubuntu Server edition, and an operational manager for the Gentoo Security Team. In a previous life, he used to be an IT Manager for small and large companies. He is working home-based from a small village in the center of France, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
Vish Ishaya is the Chief Technology Officer at Nebula, Inc. He was previously the Director of Open Source at Nebula, Inc. Prior to that he was Principal Engineer with Rackspace Cloud Builders. He was also a Senior Systems Engineer with Anso Labs and NASA Nebula Technical Lead during the creation of Nova, one of the founding OpenStack projects.
He is a highly prolific developer who has been one of the top contributors to OpenStack. He has been a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee since its inception, and was recently elected to the OpenStack Board, which along with other prominent community members helps guide the vision of the OpenStack project.
Vish was elected to four consecutive terms as the OpenStack Compute Project Technical Lead. In addition to his excellent programming and systems skills, Vish has spent over a decade teaching, most recently classes in object oriented analysis and design.