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Sean Roberts

Date Joined
July 19, 2012

Walmart Labs From 2016-01-25 (Current)
Akanda, Inc. From 2015-03-30 To 2015-10-02
VMware From 2014-08-08 To 2015-03-29
Yahoo! From 2010-02-20 To 2014-08-07
Statement of Interest

Collaboration and contribution




Sean manages the platform product and open source for Walmart. Walmart is making heavy investments in agile infrastructure. New network stacks, OpenStack infrastructure, OneOps platform orchestration, CI/CD pipelines, open source contributions, and many other important changes are being implemented. Sean is working on the evolution of a traditional brick and mortar retailer into a online retail competitor.

Sean has been involved with OpenStack for more than four years, with over two years as an OpenStack Board Director. He has been elected three times to represent the OpenStack Foundation Gold Membership. Sean has also held the Chair of Finance and Tax Affairs committee positions, in addition to being a member of the DefCore and Gold Membership committees.

Sean is also involved with OpenStack projects. He was formerly the Akanda and Training-Guides PTL. As well as a member of DefCore, Product, and Ambassador groups. The OpenStack Foundation has recognized Sean as an OpenStack Ambassador, which leads the OpenStack user groups worldwide. In his spare time, Sean leads the San Francisco OpenStack user group with five thousand plus members.

“I enjoy working with all the different people involved with OpenStack. There is constant state of optimism and a drive to improve. If I had to pick one thing that makes me feel renewed and happy about my work, it would be helping people to improve themselves. I always am humbled when I can help someone find a new job or gain a new skill. This is what keeps me going.”


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