10 Years of OpenStack – SeongSoo Cho at NHN / OpenStack Korea User Group

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 SeongSoo Cho from NHN / OpenStack Korea User Group. 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’m an infrastructure engineer of public/private cloud based on OpenStack. My first encounter with OpenStack was just to study how the cloud works, and I was so attracted to OpenStack, so I got a job that handles OpenStack.

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

The Open Infrastructure Summit Denver in 2019 was my favorite memory. It was my first time to attend a Summit. Before that, I was just one of the local community members and the vice-leader of the Korea User group, but during the Summit, I felt a sense of belonging to the global community.

How did you contribute to the OpenStack community?

I am an organizer of OpenStack Korea User Group. As an organizer, I organize study groups and local seminars.

Also after I attended a Project Teams Gathering (PTG), where I attended meetings with IRC and became interested in upstream development.”

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

Do not hesitate to ask and answer questions is the most important thing in the community.  Welcome new people with an open mind, and make a lot of documentation for them.

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

I hope the OpenStack will be the standard for all IT Infrastructure.

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