Egle Sigler is a principal architect on Rackspace's OpenStack Private Cloud team and an OpenStack Foundation board member. As part of the board, Egle is co-chair of the DefCore committee and the Diversity Working Group. Egle has co-authored two books, DevOps for VMware Administrators and OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook.
Egle wants OpenStack to be regarded as one of the most successful open source projects, with a great community to back it. During the past year, Egle has been co-chair of DefCore committee, where she has seen that the impact DefCore has on OpenStack is crucial. Interoperability is one of the top OpenStack priorities, and she continues leading the efforts to increase it.
Egle is also a co-chair for the Diversity Working Group. OpenStack community is growing in size every day. It is the goal of the Diversity WG to not only increase the diversity in our community, but also to make sure that this diversity is reflected in total participation.
I want OpenStack to be regarded as one of the most successful open source projects, with a great community to back it. Ever since learning OpenStack in 2012 my goal has been to promote OpenStack and mentor others in how to use it. Since then, I have lead multiple workshops and conference talks making OpenStack more accessible to new users.
I try to make other open source software work well with/on OpenStack, since OpenStack will require a strong ecosystem in order to be successful.
I have been on a governing board member for POWER (Professional Organization of Women Empowered at Rackspace), Rackspace's internal employee resource group dedicated to empowering women in technology. Being on the POWER governing board has allowed me to promote diversity at technical events and taught me about being a board member.
OpenStack's board's success should be reflected by how well its business strategy reflects user and community needs and close coordination with the technical leadership. OpenStack should be made more accessible not only to the experts, but also to beginning users of OpenStack.
The board should focus on helping the technical and business communities thrive, by increasing travel sponsorship, providing academic/student scholarships, and promoting increased diversity in the OpenStack community. OpenStack should be made more accessible not only to the experts, but also to beginning users of OpenStack.
As the number of OpenStack projects grow, the board should work closely with the technical and business communities to educate, inform and promote the capabilities and power of OpenStack.
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