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Amy Marrich is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat. She previously worked at a small Open Source e-assessment company in Luxembourg where she was the Open Source Community and Global Training Manager. Previously she was the OpenStack Instructor at Linux Academy and a Linux System Engineer on the Platform Engineering Cloud Operations team at Rackspace. She currently serves on the OpenStack Board, is an active member of the Openstack Ansible project, chair of the OSF Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, and previously the chair of the OpenStack User Committee. Amy spends her free time competing in performance events (agility, FASt Cat, and dock diving) with her Dalmatians and competing in Dressage with her Connemara pony.
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 an Indivual Board member for the Open Infrastructure Foundation as well as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, former Chair of the User Committee, Core Reviewer for OpenStack-Ansible, Project Lead for OpenStack at Open Source Day during the Grace Hopper Conference, and a mentor for the OpenStack Upstream Insititute. I think my biggest contribution is my work helping to onboard new community members as well as working to make sure we maintain a positive and inclusive community so they stay members of the community.
In addition to serving on the Open Infrastructure Foundation Board, I serve on the Governing Board for the CHAOSS project. Being a part of CHAOSS gives me insight into what drivers lead to healthy Open Source projects and what things we should work to improve on when we see them. Being a long standing member of the community who has worn many different hat over the years allows me to represnt the community with an open mind to the diverse needs of developers, operators, and users.
The Board's role is to make sure we have a long term roadmap for both the Foundation and it's projects with attainable short term goals. We need to help maintain and grow the current Community so we can continue to provide highend, stable software that iis Open. While the Board does not make the technical decisions for the projects it is our duty make sure we have a clear vision for how we can assist and guide them.
I think the top priority for the Board for the next year is to continue to work on reaching out to companies and encouraging them to join the Community. I also think it's important to help find projects that compliment the projects already under the Foundatiion while helping to promote the move to 'top-level' projects from within the OpenStack projects where appropriate for them to standalone. Byt growing and promoting we can encourage new companies and contributors to join our mission.
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