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Technical Committee

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.


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Anne Gentle

Company
Cisco, Rackspace 
Bio

Anne Gentle works in open source projects with the OpenStack project at Cisco, using open source techniques for API design, developer support, and documentation. She governs projects by serving as an elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee for more than 30 projects written in Python across hundreds of git repositories. She advocates for cloud users and administrators by providing accurate technical information to increase OpenStack adoption as a cloud for the world.

Prior to working on OpenStack in 2010, Anne worked as a community publishing consultant, providing strategic direction for professional writers who want to produce online content in collaborative ways. Her enthusiasm for community-based documentation methods prompted her to write a book about using social publishing techniques for technical documentation titled Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation.

As a supporter of women in technology, Anne coordinated efforts to connect OpenStack to the GNOME Outreach Program for Women, now named Outreachy. She writes about open source and community techniques for web content development at justwriteclick.com. As the mom of two youngsters with an awesome husband, she relishes every opportunity to talk with people who are as fascinated with technology as she is.


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Davanum Srinivas

Company
Mirantis 
Bio

Davanum Srinivas (a.k.a Dims) is a member of the Mirantis Community
Engineering team working on OpenStack Nova, Oslo, KeyStone, Magnum and
related projects. Dims is actively helping with Requirements and Release
Teams in OpenStack as well. At Mirantis, he leads a team working on improving
KeyStone project and infrastructure components like RabbitMQ, MySQL Galera
through Oslo projects like Oslo.Messaging and Oslo.DB. He previously worked on
IBM PureApplication product as an Architect and lead a team working on Web
Services support in WebSphere. Dims has a long track record in open source
projects including Apache Cocoon, Axis2, Geronimo at the Apache Software
foundation and co-founded WSO2 based on the open source business model.


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Doug Hellmann

Company
Red Hat, Inc. 
Bio

Doug Hellmann is employed by Red Hat to work on OpenStack. He is currently serving as the PTL for the Release Management team and is a member of the Technical Committee.

He 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. Doug served as PTL for the release management team for the Mitaka, Newton, and Ocata release cycles. He 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.

 


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Flavio Percoco

Company
Red Hat 
Bio

Flavio spends most of his time hacking on storage and messaging modules. He has both Italian and Venezuelan roots, and is currently based in Italy where he works remotely for Red Hat. Flavio is also an actively open-source contributor, part of Mongodb Masters group and an active Rust lang contributor.

Prior to Red Hat, Flavio worked on Big Data oriented applications, search engines and message systems. He was also an active member of Gnome's a11y team where he contributed to Orca and created MouseTrap, a head-tracker application. Outside Red Hat Flavio likes to take pictures, swim, run, travel, hang around with family and friends and whatever seems interesting.


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John Garbutt

Company
Rackspace 
Bio

John joined the TC in April 2016 for a one year term. Before that he was Nova PTL for the Liberty and Mitaka releases. He has been involved with OpenStack as a Software Developer since late 2010. He started with Citrix's Project Olympus private cloud packaging of OpenStack, and soon after working upstream to help maintain OpenStack's support for XenServer. In early 2013 I started working on the Rackspace Public Cloud and is now a Principle Engineer and chair of the Rackspace OpenStack Technical Leadership group. He has spoken at many events including the OpenStack Summit, Xen Summit, FOSDEM IaaS Dev Room, CloudEast, London OpenStack Meetup Group, and many other internal and external events. John works from his home near Cambridge, UK.


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Kyle Mestery

Company
IBM 
Bio

Kyle is a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Open Source Networking at IBM. He leads a team focused on Open Source networking at scale. Kyle is also a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, and the former PTL of OpenStack Neutron for the Juno, Kilo, and Liberty cycles. Kyle lives with his wife and kids in Minnesota.


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Matthew Treinish

Company
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 
Bio

Matthew has been working on and contributing to Open Source software for most of his career and has been primarily contributing to OpenStack since 2012. He was previously the PTL of the OpenStack QA program from the Juno development cycle through the Mitaka development cycle. Matthew works on a variety of different of projects in the OpenStack community and is a core contributor on several projects as well as being a core member of the OpenStack stable maintenance team. Matthew currently works for HPE's Upstream OpenStack team working to make OpenStack better for everyone.


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Mike Perez

Company
OpenStack Foundation 
Bio

Being a contributing member of OpenStack since 2010, Mike Perez has served as a core developer for the OpenStack block storage project Cinder and as a PTL for the Kilo and Liberty releases. During some of this time, he worked for DreamHost in helping with their OpenStack public cloud, and helping with integrating a variety of block storage solutions like Ceph and Datera. Today he helps the OpenStack Foundation with seeing out the success of cross-project initiatives and the overall quality and health of the project and community.

When Mike is not testing your code patches, he can be found dancing, getting his hair done, stair climbing, and doing karaoke for your entertainment.


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Monty Taylor

Company
Red Hat, OpenStack Infrastructure 
Bio

I currently work on OpenStack and Zuul for Red Hat. I lead a team that works on running the Developer Infrastructure systems for the project, as well as other pure-upstream development efforts. I am PTL Emeritus 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 regularly light shows in New York, Seattle and Austin.


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Morgan Fainberg

Company
In August 
Bio

Morgan was the Project Team Lead (PTL) of the OpenStack Identity Project, Keystone, and was a Master Technologist for HP as part of HP Cloud engineering. As of 2013, he has been focused on improving Identity Management, Single Sign On, and access management in OpenStack and other Open Source projects. He has over a decade of experience as a technical leader in engineering for large-scale platforms for Web Hosting, Social Media, Video Games, and Cloud Virtualization


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Russell Bryant

Company
Red Hat 
Bio

Russell is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc.  He was on the OpenStack Technical Committee from Fall 2012 until Fall 2016 and served on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors from January 2015 to June 2016.  Russell has been contributing to the development of OpenStack since the Fall of 2011.  His most significant contributions around OpenStack have been to Nova and most recently Neutron and OVN.

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.


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Sean Dague

Company
IBM 
Bio

Sean Dague is a contributor across a wide variety of projects to OpenStack, a core reviewer on Devstack, Tempest, Grenade, Nova, and lots of smaller projects. He was the QA PTL for the Havana and Icehouse cycles, and you'll often see him trying to get to the bottom of an interesting race condition exposed in OpenStack in the integrated testing gate.

Sean has been working in Open Source as part of his job for over a decade, currently as part of the Cloud team at IBM. He was previous part of Samsung's Open Source Group, and IBM's Linux Technology Center, and Hewlett-Packard.

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.


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Thierry Carrez

Director of Engineering

Company
OpenStack Foundation 
Bio

Thierry Carrez is the Director of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, helping ensure the long-term health of the OpenStack upstream open source project. He has been the Release Manager for the OpenStack project since its inception, coordinating the effort and facilitating collaboration between contributors. He is the elected chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee, which is in charge of the technical direction of the project.

Thierry spoke about OpenStack, open innovation and open source project management at various conferences around the world, including OSCON, LinuxCon, and FOSDEM. A Python Software Foundation fellow, he was previously the Technical lead for Ubuntu Server at Canonical, an operational manager for the Gentoo Linux Security Team, and an IT manager in various companies.