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Individual Member Profile


Joshua McKenty

Date Joined
July 26, 2012

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. From 2011-01-21 (Current)
Statement of Interest

To finish what we started.




The first public release of OpenStack source code was on my blog, in May of 2010. But I spent the two years prior to that working on it, as the Chief Architect and Technical Lead of a project called NASA Nebula.

I'm currently on both the OpenStack Foundation board, and the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board. I co-chair the OpenStack interoperability committee, and chair the Transparency Working Group. I also serve on the finance committee, the compensation committee, and the program committees of every OpenStack summit to date.

I was the official "Gold Member" representative to the drafting committee, responsible for development of the OpenStack foundation bylaws. And in the early days, I was one of the four original members of the OpenStack Project Oversight Committee.

Essentially, I've spent a majority of my time mucking about in OpenStack governance since the days we called this thing "Pinet".

When I'm not drinking coffee and eating donuts, I do a lot of public speaking and evangelism of OpenStack, particularly around its use in Enterprise private cloud settings. (I believe I've given over 28 speeches in the past year).

My "day job" is as CTO for Piston Cloud Computing, the makers of the first commercial OpenStack software product.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Openstack-ci,Openstack-manuals,Deployment