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Tom Fifield

Date Joined
July 22, 2012

OpenStack Foundation From 2013-06-03 (Current)
NeCTAR From 2011-05-09 To 2013-08-20
University of Melbourne From 2007-10-06 To 2013-08-20
Statement of Interest

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After learning about scalability in computing from particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of the NeCTAR Research Cloud - designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia. Part of a $47M government project, it currently serves more than 2500 researchers directly, and is expanding to a capacity of 30,000 cores over 8 sites distributed over every major city.

Following working as a cloud architecture consultant and team lead for several years, Tom is currently harnessing his passion for large scale distributed systems by focusing on their most important part: people. As Community Manager at the OpenStack Foundation it's his job to make the users and developers of OpenStack happy.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Heat,Trove,Ironic,Oslo,Openstack-ci,Openstack-manuals,DevStack