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Individual Member Profile


ChangBo Guo

Date Joined
December 23, 2013

EasyStack From 2014-02-24 (Current)
IBM From 2012-11-01 To 2014-02-15
Statement of Interest

As an ATC, make OpenStack better and more popular and spread OpenStack technologies.





ChangBo Guo serves as Individual Director of OpenStack Foundation in 2017 and Oslo PTL for Pike and Queens. He worked on Linux and AIX for several years. He is one of the earliest OpenStack contributors in China. He has been working on the OpenStack since 2012, when he worked on the PowerVM driver under Nova to support IBM Power Systems. He is Oslo core reviewer and have been contributing several projects like Nova, Neutron, Ironic, Oslo, etc. He is one of top contributors in China, has submitted 1000+ commits, with more than 45000 LOCs.  As founding engineer of EasyStack, he attended the earliest of large-scale OpenStack adoptions in China, such as Lenovo, Postal Savings Bank of China, China Telecom, State Grid, etc. He was involved in the whole adoption, including platform design,  implementation and solving key issues for these customers.

He is also an active OpenStack evangelists in China. He is organizer of China OpenStack user group, and promote OpenStack technologies in several meet-ups in China including Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shenzhen, etc. He is honored to be the host of Beijing OpenStack meet-up from November 2016 and on. He is also keen to help others learn how to contribute in upstream and delivered presentation about upstream contribution for several companies. He leads a upstream team to make OpenStack better and more popular. He attended several design summits and delivered presentations. He served as track chair of upstream development in Barcelona, Boston and Sydney design summit.





I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Compute Service (Nova),Block Storage (Cinder),Identity service (Keystone),Image Service (Glance)

OpenStack Summit Presentations

Speaker Profile:


ChangBo is a candidate in the 2018 Board Election .


What is your relationship to OpenStack, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenStack's success to date?


As an ATC, I have been contributing to many projects since 2012, including Nova, Cinder, Neutron, particularly making Oslo, serverd the PTL of Oslo  the OpenStack common libraries with high quality, stable, consistent. As individual board member in 2017. I attended all the board meeting and promoted OpenStack  in China.  As organizer of China OpenStack user group, I shared OpenStack technologies in several meet-ups like "Nova concurrency", "oslo deep dive".
Today, hundreds of the world's largest brands rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day. I believe cloud technologies will change the word in the future, "The world runs on the OpenStack".


Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?


I serverd as individual board director in 2017, I attended most of OpenStack Foudation events including Summit and PTG.  I'm also an ATC, upstream contribution and co-work with nonprofit community is my daily life. I deeply understand the importance of diversity in open source community. As co-organizer of China OpenStack user group, I delivered many technology presentations in meet-ups and OpenStack summits. I served as track chair of upstream development track in serveral design summit and organized Beijing OpenStack meet-up. China is the second largest OpenStack market and Beijing is the the city with most OpenStack developers. I get feedback directly from this booming market and of course also from the community I have been working with for years. These make me understand the details about how to collect requirements ,implement features, and how to collaborate with others to make things done. That help me know how to improve the connections between users and developers, how to deliver high quality output to make OpenStack ecosystem more healthy


What do you see as the Board's role in OpenStack's success?


The foundation board is important for the success of OpenStack. The board have been making the OpenStack ecosystem running on the right track, still need predict risks and opportunities, make right decisions.  The board will allocate resources properly to achieve the foundation's goal: "serve developers, users, and the entire ecosystem globally by providing a set of shared resources to grow the footprint of public and private OpenStack clouds, enable technology vendors targeting the platform and assist developers in producing the best cloud software in the industry."


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be over the next year?


As a 7 years old open source project, OpenStack gained big success, but still faces risk and challenge, we need contribute more to the success of OpenStack. I believe the top priority is that gathering consensus, concentrating resources, solving the key issues related to the long-term development of OpenStack:

–  Attract more people to contribute for OpenStack and facilitate their development work all over the world, keep diversity.

–  Further promote the coexistence and win-win situation with related technologies such as container, NFV. Collaboration with other open source communities to make OpenStack ecosystem healthy.

ChangBo has already been nominated by:

  • Kenneth Giusti
  • Hongbin Lu
  • Jay Bryant
  • Feilong Wang
  • Yongle LI
  • Zhenguo Niu
  • Yupeng Hu
  • Ethan Lynn
  • Shane Wang
  • Rico Lin