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Individual Member Profile


Rob Hirschfeld

Date Joined
July 19, 2012



Statement of Interest

Leading the "What is Core" Definition (DefCore) and supporting OpenStack Product (Hidden Influencers)


I've been involved in OpenStack since the earliest days with a focus on ops and building the infrastructure that powers cloud and storage. 

On the board, I've lead the DefCore initative and founded the Product Working Group.  I also work to help screen and coach new Gold Members.  I am a strong advocate for operators and interoperability.

I believe that the OpenStack community is service by having a clearly defined core.  I feel that we need to do a better job defining and building an ecosystem around the project.

I maintain an open balanced perspective and respect other people's points of view.

You can read more about my thoughts and positions regarding OpenStack and Cloud on my blog:

  • RackN - From 2014-10-03 (Current)
  • OpenStack Board - From 2012-10-01 To 2015-12-31
  • Dell - From 2009-12-15 To 2014-10-03

OpenStack Summit Presentations

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