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Individual Member Profile


Erik Olof Gunnar Andersson

Date Joined
August 17, 2016



Statement of Interest

Open-Source and Cloud computing

Erik (He/Him) works at Blizzard Entertainment as Lead SRE for World of Warcraft. He started working for Blizzard back in 2009 and has since contributed to multiple iterations of the Blizzard infrastructure. Blizzard Entertainment runs an on-prem OpenStack Cloud with over 12,000 nodes that has been in production since the release of Overwatch in 2015. He has also been an active contributor to OpenStack since 2016, and is currently a Core Reviewer for Designate and Senlin.
  • Blizzard Entertainment, Inc - From 2009-02-01 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Clustering service (Senlin),DNS service (Designate)

OpenStack Summit Presentations


Erik Olof Gunnar is a candidate in the January 2022 Board Elections .


What is your relationship to OpenInfra, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenInfra and/or OpenStack's success to date?


I have been an active contributor to OpenStack for many years, and I have focused heavily on keeping projects like Designate and Senlin alive and healthy. I am a big believer in the potential and ethos of open source and I'm now hoping to take the next step and contribute more than just code. Open source can improve the world in which we live in an infinite number of ways, and I love being a part of that. 


Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?


 I have some experience serving as a board member for my hometown's E-Sports Association, but more importantly, I believe that my unique perspective from the gaming industry will provide invaluable insight to the Board; Diverse representation in all facets is key to any successful Board. 


What do you see as the Board's role in OpenInfra's success?


The primary role of the Board is to understand, represent and reflect the needs of the community, and a key component of this is diversity. I see diversity of ideas, identity, industry, and expertise as the most important aspect of building a well-balanced, versatile, and innovative Board.  


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2022?


Collaboration and simplicity are the two ideas that I believe should be the Board's top priorities. Collaboration should occur through outreach and education of bright talent from diverse industries and walks of life. This, in combination with a focus on keeping projects and ideas simple, so they're easy to integrate with other open-source communities, should be high on the agenda. This will lead to a balanced, sustainable type of success that will put the Open Infrastructure Foundation on the cutting edge of progress. 

Erik Olof Gunnar has already been nominated by:

  • Julia Kreger
  • Duc Truong
  • Wes Wilson
  • Amy Marrich
  • Marcin Karpik
  • Jonathan Bryce
  • Belmiro Moreira
  • Thierry Carrez
  • Tim Bell
  • Allison Randal