10 Years of OpenStack – Ghanshyam Mann at NEC

Happy 10 years of OpenStack! Millions of cores, 100,000 community members, 10 years of you.

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 Ghanshyam Mann from NEC. 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 was excited about working in open source, and OpenStack was my first open source software (OSS) project. It was part of my job in NEC. Currently, I am a Technical Committee (TC) member, doing contributions in Nova, Quality Assurance (QA), and various other projects where ever applicable.

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

There is no single one, but the best part of my journey is working in open source and learning a lot from great people across the world. You can’t get that in closed source projects. 

Also, I get a chance to learn about different cultures and grow myself as a human :).

How did you contribute to the OpenStack community?

I am working as an upstream developer in the TC, Nova, QA, and other projects whenever needed. I am more interested in doing coding, coding, and coding :), and obviously learning new things.

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

I have my team working in different open source communities and discuss daily on how each community works and solves the issue. Based on that, I found the OpenStack community is more open and transparent (our four opens strength). We might not be perfect but we are definitely one of the best open source communities. 

There is no specific advice as such, but I will suggest keep doing the same and never compromise on defined four opens principles.

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

My favourite will be: 

“OpenStack continuing as one of the top three most active open source projects since last decade.”

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