10 Years of OpenStack – Alex Xu at Intel

Storytelling is one of the most powerful means to influence, teach, and inspire the people around us. To celebrate OpenStack’s 10th anniversary, we are spotlighting stories from the individuals in various roles from the community who have helped to make OpenStack and the global Open Infrastructure community successful. 

Here, we’re talking to Alex Xu from Intel. He tells the community about how he got started with OpenStack and his favorite memory from the last 10 years of OpenStack.

How did you get started working with OpenStack and what are you doing now?

I began at the Grizzly release. As an upstream contributor, I’m still an upstream contributor and also a Nova core. At the same time, I help my employer, Intel, to integrate Intel products with OpenStack.

What is your favorite memory from the last 10 years of OpenStack?

Each release the freeze when everyone works together to rush to the deadline. It’s tired and fun here.

How did you contribute to the OpenStack community?

I contribute code, provide help on reviews, and help people get the patch merged.

What advice do you have for the Stacker community and other growing open source communities based on your experience with OpenStack?

Just enjoy it.

If I were to ask you in 2030, what do you think the OpenStack update will be?

OpenStack continues to be a critical role in the open source infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) layer.

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