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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 OpenStack Foundation based in Seattle, WA. She first started working on Cinder and os-brick in the Liberty release and since then gotten involved in Release Mangement, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She has also worked as an election official for TC and PTL elections (Pike-Rocky) and served as a track chair for the Barcelona, Boston, Sydney, and Vancouver summits.

When she is not evangelizing about the awesomeness of OpenStack, bringing people into the community, or working to make upstream development 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
  • Community Contributor Awards
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute: Day 2 - Sponsored by Lenovo (RSVP Required)
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute: Day 1 - Sponsored by Lenovo (RSVP Required)
Denver Berlin
  • First Contact SIG: Q&A/ Meet & Greet
  • StoryBoard Migration: The Remaining Blockers
  • Making the Contributor Portal More Useful
  • The Contributor Guide: Ops Feedback Session
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 2 (RSVP Required)
  • Community Contributor Awards & Grab and Go Lunch
  • Community Contributor Recognition & How to Get Started
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 1 (RSVP Required)
Vancouver, BC

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