Loving the OpenSource Software. Keen to contribute in development of OpenStack with new ideas and features.
Ghanshyam is currently serving as a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and as PTL of OpenStack QA. He is a full-time upstream developer in OpenStack with an active contribution in many projects mainly in Nova, QA, etc. He has worked in different domains like Avionics, Storage, Cloud, and Virtualization, etc. He started his Software career as a software developer in the Avionic domain with C++ for around 4 years and then started working in OpenStack upstream in 2012.
He is also a frequent speaker in various Open Sources events, For example, OpenStack, Open Infrastructure, Open conference, and LinuxCon since 2015 on various topics like RESTful API, QA, Cloud Backup, Open Source Community Building, etc. He has been actively involved in various PoC and solutions design around OpenStack.
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I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Compute Service (Nova),Block Storage (Cinder)
In my 8 years of engagement with OpenStack, I have climbed the ladder from support engineer, developing some operational tooling to the upstream developer and leadership role. Currently, I am serving as a Technical Committee member for over 2 years as well as Core maintainer in various projects like Nova, QA, and served as QA PTL for 2 years. Also serving as a mentor for new contributors in various places like Upstream Institute Trainings, First Contact SIG.
Open Infrastructure Foundation plays an important role in building this healthy community by connecting developers, users, cloud providers, and organizations. It provides an excellent platform for every stakeholder to continue building quality open-source infrastructure software.
My biggest contribution is to improve software quality by understanding the use case and requirements. Also championing in community-wide goals (common improvement/fix to be done in all the Projects) for OpenStack projects which help in bringing more consistency, improve usability, and maintenance.
I have not served as board members yet however, attending and engaged in board meetings and Technical member's roles in Joint leadership discussions for the past few years help me to understand its structure. Being an upstream developer for many years, I completely understand the need and gap in the community to build and improve the software closer to the use case and requirements hence, I am confident that I will be able to do the need analysis and work towards filling such gaps.
The board plays a vital role in any foundation. For OIF, it is important to provide transparency and openness in the community which helps to attract more and more organizations to become a member of it. Also, supporting and guiding Foundation staff in various planning activities with a wide range of Board's leadership experience is a critical role.
One of the top priorities should be to extend the organization's engagement in Foundation. Board needs to study/discuss the use case of such organizations and encourage them to bring their use case along with any existing solution under OIF umbrella to have more collaboration in the Open Source world. Also, continuously provide market analysis to the projects team in order to fill the gaps between existing solutions and market requirements.
At the same time, the Board needs to plan for COVID-19 upcoming challenges. Next year could be more challenging and impactful in IT industries so does the number of community contributors. Therefore, continuously monitoring the situation, engaging with contributors and organizations is much-required responsibility.
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