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Individual Member Profile

Jeffrey Calcaterra

Date Joined
January 29, 2014

IBM From 1999-09-01 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Build a great user experience for OpenStack




I am a user experience (UX) researcher. I specialize in products for managing servers and other information technology (IT) infrastructure.

I am currently the user research lead for the Hybrid Cloud team. Before that I was the design lead for IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack. I am also work with the OpenStack Community.

I also have a number of patents and chair the Systems user interface patent board at IBM.

I started my career designing the first versions of many software utilities still shipping on ThinkPad laptops and in between worked on a number of websites, Eclipse plugins and lots of other things.

I have a Masters Degree in Human Factors and Industrial Organizational Psychology from Wright State University and I have a Computer Programming Certificate and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University.

I love the challenge of finding simplicity in a big mess of complexity.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Horizon

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