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Individual Member Profile


Rochelle Grober Community Constributor Award

Date Joined
June 10, 2013



Statement of Interest

Exploring Openstack for Huawei


I am an industry veteran, with experience spanning computer bring up to AI, networks, mobile compute, and embedded systems. But my attention always seems to return to close to the metal, large infrastructure. Starting out in EE as a systems engineer, I migrated to SW development then on to QA and SW Process. During the journey, I have analysed Space Shuttle launch communications, modelled complex space systems. I have tested compilers, debuggers and visualization tools for a SIMD system and done software bringup for a SPARC based, multiprocessor mainframe. I have managed teams supporting software release, compute farms for chip design, and QA and escalation for mobile embedded compute systems and location based apps on mobile phones.  Ensuring all of these were successes is why I am a champion for operations, interoperability, quality, reliability and usability.  They all go hand-in-hand in creating success.

As for Open Source, I have been aware and peripherally involved in Open Source since the original creation of Copy Left, but am finally fully immersed in it now, as an OpenStack resource within OpenStack and Huawei. I have learned through my endeavors that my skillset is best applied once a certain level of maturity has been achieved in a project. My abilities are a great fit for where OpennStack is now and where we can take it. 

Most importantly, I meld a passion for quality performance with a pragmatism gained in the real world.

Projects/Work Groups: DefCore, Refstack, Product Work Group, Logging Work Group, Women of OpenStack, Diversity Work Group ,and (soon to be) Stable project (plus I hang out in Infra, collaborate with Oslo, follow the TC, Ops and Dev MLs)

  • None - From 2020-01-13 (Current)
  • Futurewei Technologies Inc. - From 2013-06-10 To 2018-12-31
  • - From To
Community Contributor Awards
  • The Nathanial Perez Prize for Behind-the-Scenes efforts - Austin 2016


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Quantum,Ceilometer,Oslo,Release

OpenStack Summit Presentations
Vancouver, BC
  • OpenStack is "mature" -- time to get serious on Maintainers
  • Refstack: OpenStack to OPNFV, Vertical, Integrated, Interop
Boston Barcelona, Spain Austin

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