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Individual Member Profile


Matt Riedemann

Date Joined
April 23, 2013

Huawei From 2017-03-13 (Current)
IBM From 2013-04-23 To 2017-03-10
Statement of Interest

Contributing to OpenStack, specifically Nova.




I have over 13 years of software development experience working on various projects and technologies. I have 10 years of Java experience and 4 years of Python, with random other languages and tools used throughout my career (XML, JSON, SQL, Eclipse/OSGi, CIM, BASH, Ant, Maven, RPM, Jenkins, Gerrit, Git).

My development roles have all included working on teams which also included remote employees and global teams. I also have years of experience as a technical lead managing projects, both within IBM and in the open source OpenStack community.

My main focus the last several years has been working on the open source OpenStack Nova (compute) project. I'm consistently a top contributor from IBM to OpenStack, am a core reviewer on several projects in OpenStack, and am the Nova project technical lead (PTL) for the Newton, Ocata and Pike releases.






I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,QA

OpenStack Summit Presentations
Boston, MA
  • Get Me a Network: From Boot to Woot!
  • Being a Project Team Lead (PTL): The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Project Update - Nova
  • Moving Resource Claims from Nova-Compute to Nova-Scheduler
  • Compute Instance/Volume Affinity for HPC
  • Using Cinder for Nova Ephemeral Storage Backend
  • Using Searchlight to list instances across cells in nova-api