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Individual Member Profile


Tomoyuki KATO

Date Joined
February 21, 2014

Fujitsu From 2014-02-22 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Documentation, I18n, Japanese translation




I'm working at FUJITSU Cloud Service K5 based on OpenStack.

I've been contributing to OpenStack, mainly I18n and Documentation since 2013. I am one of the coordinators of Japanese translation team, and was I18n Project Team Lead in Newton cycle.

Also, as a Documentation core member, I've been contributing many guides and doc-tools for a few cycles.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Openstack-manuals

OpenStack Summit Presentations


Tomoyuki is a candidate in the 2017 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?


I am related to OpenStack as users and operators. Since our cloud service uses OpenStack as an important infrastructure, OpenStack's success brings our service's success. The reverse is also true.

I'm a very active contributor for documentaion and its translation. I believe it is important for OpenStack to become popular all over the world.

Consequently, I and four members fortunately got the OpenStack community
contributor awards "The Duct Tape Medal."


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 was a member of OpenStack Days Tokyo 2015 executive committee. Also, I've led the upstream training in Japan four times.

From my experience, I think it is important to prepare carefully and work flexibly with a vision.


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


I think the main Board's role is to keep a balance between technical development side and user side.

In my view, although we have User Committee activities, Ops Meetups, and so on, OpenStack is insufficient in relationship with users and operators as of now.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2016?


The Board continuously makes it easier for users and operators to join the OpenStack community.

Also, the Board facilitates a diversity of the OpenStack community more and more.

Tomoyuki has already been nominated by:

  • Cloud Suhartono
  • Alexandra Settle
  • Ian Y. Choi
  • Shintaro Mizuno
  • Lana Brindley
  • Ying Chun Guo
  • Alex Eng
  • Matt Dorn
  • Tom Fifield
  • Matjaz Pancur