Cloud and Linux Team Lead in CERN IT
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Ironic
Soon after joining the CERN IT cloud team I started to engage with the upstream community and have suggested and/or implemented various features which originated from the operational needs of our deployment. Examples include Cinder’s trash mechanism, Manila’s per share type quotas, or Ironic’s software RAID support. The interaction with the upstream community encouraged me to take on more roles, such as the Bare Metal SIG chair or acting as an Ironic core member, and to help with organizing/hosting OpenInfra events, such as the Ironic mid-cycle at CERN.
One significant contribution to the OIF and the community was to establish the Bare Metal SIG as a focal point for all bare metal management discussions within the OpenInfra community (along with the publication of the “Building the Future on Bare Metal” white paper which sets a vision how to deliver abstraction and automation using Open Source Infrastructure).
Since I was involved in many sessions to showcase our deployment and get others started with open infrastructure, being an open infrastructure advocate and bringing new users into the community is another contribution I would like to highlight.
With CERN, I have worked for a non-profit organization for many years -- and I still take great pleasure from being a small part in something which has a greater meaning. The experiences I made during this time is what I would like to bring to the board in order to help with providing guidance and oversight and making the overall mission of the foundation a success.
By means of its diverse composition, the OpenInfra board combines different perspectives which together are key to provide solid strategic (and financial) guidance for the foundation and its projects. By complementing the work of the Technical Committee, the board's role is to ensure the overall health and wellness of the foundation’s mission.
During the next year(s), the Open Infrastructure Board will need to act more than ever as an enabler to ensure long-term community health: while the amount of deployed resources of the OpenInfra projects still increases, there are concerns around the lack of contributor diversity, community growth, and overall engagement. The board should, together with other governance bodies and the community leads, work on pathways to address these risks to ensure community health and the success of our overall mission.
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