Contribute to OpenStack
Amy Marrich is the Open Source Community and Global Training Manager at O.A.T and previously was the OpenStack Instructor at Linux Academy, a Linux System Engineer on the Platform Engineering Cloud Operations team at Rackspace. She is an active member of the Openstack Ansible project and currently serves as the chair both the User Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. She has been working in various positions in the IT world for over 20 years, her experience ranges from management and engineering in regards to software development, linux operations, and cloud computing. She lives in New Braunfels, TX with her spouse, three dogs, and two horses.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Block Storage (Cinder),Ansible playbooks to deploy OpenStack (Openstack-ansible),Ansible playbooks and roles for deployment (OpenStackAnsible)
I am currently serving as the Chair of both the User Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and am a Core Reviewer on OpenStack-Ansible. I act as one of the mentors when possibly for the OpenStack Upstream Institute when possible at summit as well.
I have been involved with OpenStack since Grizzly, first as an operator and then later as a contributer so I have seen both sides of the picture of what makes OpenStack work as well as the community.
I think one of my biggest contributions has been with onboarding new contributors and working to make sure they felt welcome within the community. In additiion, helping new operators both join and learn ore about OpenStack though my work with the User Committee, Ops Meetup team and holding workshops.
I belong to several non-profits and been part of leadership but this would be my first time serving on a board.
The Board's role is to assist the Foundation in the longevity and growth f the project. The individual board members bring a vendor neutral voice to discusioons which help to drive the direction of the project and the community.
I think the top priority of the board is to work on devising means to maintain diversity of contributions. As some former major contributing companies have left the commumity it means the number of contributions are coming from fewer sources. Maintaining company-neutral decisions on the road map for the code as well as the community are important.
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