Contribution to and alignment with OpenStack community
Elise has been a key player in open source initiatives at AT&T for the last three years. As a technical agile coach, she drove the transition to modern agile development practices. She also developed a company-wide practice to simplify employee-driven open source contributions and established a standard structure for AT&T's GitHub presence.
Currently, Elise works within AIC to interface with upstream OpenStack community and beyond. Contributing to AIC quality improvement and open source strategy in many ways, she currently leads an effort to repurpose unused hardware to create an accessible Open Source Lab, housed in the T-REX Innovation Center in downtown St. Louis.