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User Committee

As the number of production OpenStack deployments increase and more ecosystem partners add support for OpenStack clouds, it becomes increasingly important that the communities building services around OpenStack guide and influence the product evolution. The OpenStack User Committee mission is to:

If you are an OpenStack user, please take the OpenStack User Survey and join the mailing list to help the User Committee better define user requirements and serve the community. If you are interested in volunteering to help with User Committee efforts, please complete this form

The user committee is led by a core group three individuals, who provide oversight and guidance to a number of working groups that target specific areas for improvement.



Subbu Allamaraju

Job Title
Chief Engineer, Cloud  
Subbu is the lead engineer for eBay Inc's cloud engineering team. His team designs and operates a multi-regional multi-tenant private cloud for eBay Inc. This cloud offers compute, network and storage infrastructure to tenants like eBay market places, PayPal etc for various types of workloads.

Subbu's interests are to see OpenStack's operability to improve to allow operators scale up their infrastructure without sacrificing agility to keep pace with OpenStack evolution.

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Jon Proulx

Job Title
Senior Technical Architect  

Most of my time is spent wrestling with Puppet configuration management and chasing the (nearly) latest version of OpenStack in one of the world premier computer science labs.

In the abstract I enjoy building large agile/adaptive systems and sharing knowledge with our users, my coworkers, and the free software community at large as both a learner and a teacher.


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Shilla Saebi

Job Title
Cloud Operations Engineer  

Shilla Saebi is an OpenStack Operations Engineer at Comcast. She has spent over a decade in the tech industry in diverse positions with organizations in the DC area including Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the federal sector and various engineering roles for tier 1 service providers. She has been with Comcast for 5 years and worked on the Business Class Services team as an operations engineer prior to this position. She currently works on deploying, maintaining and supporting the cloud infrastructure at Comcast, which powers large-scale, media-rich, customer-facing applications as well as internal customer projects for both production and development environments. 

Shilla has a passion for technology and thrives on well-designed architecture and engineering solutions. She is also an open source contributor. She began contributing to OpenStack in 2013, after the Icehouse summit in Hong Kong. She has attended the OpenStack summits in Hong Kong, Atlanta , Paris and Vancouver. She believes in the open source paradigm and promotes community collaboration.