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Individual Member Profile


Kendall Nelson

Date Joined
June 05, 2015



Statement of Interest

To continue to grow the community and make it a more enjoyable place to work for contributors.

Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the Open Infrastructure Foundation based in the United States. She first started working on OpenStack during the Liberty release (2015) on Cinder and since then been involved in Release Management, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She’s recently gotten more involved in the Kubernetes community helping to bridge it with the OpenStack community via SIG Cloud Provider and provider OpenStack.  When she is not evangelizing about the awesomeness of OpenStack, bringing people into the community, binding open source communities together, or working to make upstream development in open source a friendlier place, she can be found reading Harry Potter, watching Doctor Who, or out on a photo taking adventure.
  • The OpenStack Foundation - From 2016-08-22 (Current)
  • IBM - From 2015-05-27 To 2016-08-19


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Block Storage (Cinder)

OpenStack Summit Presentations
Berlin 2022
  • Making Open Infra Sustainable
  • Scaling the OpenInfra Way: How the OpenInfra Foundation is Building the Next Generation of Open Source Communities
  • Meet the Open Infra Projects
  • OpenInfra Summit Feedback
Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute: Day 2 - Sponsored by Lenovo (RSVP Required)
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute: Day 1 - Sponsored by Lenovo (RSVP Required)
  • Community Contributor Awards
Denver Berlin
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 1 (RSVP Required)
  • StoryBoard Migration: The Remaining Blockers
  • Community Contributor Recognition & How to Get Started
  • Community Contributor Awards & Grab and Go Lunch
  • First Contact SIG: Q&A/ Meet & Greet
  • The Contributor Guide: Ops Feedback Session
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 2 (RSVP Required)
  • Making the Contributor Portal More Useful
Vancouver, BC
  • Drafting Requirements for Organisations Contributing to Open

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