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Individual Speaker Profile

Date Joined: July 13, 2015
Country: United Kingdom
Home Town: Newquay
Zip Code: TR8 4AH
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Mirantis - From 2015-12-01 To 2017-06-16
  • Red Hat, Inc. - From 2014-05-15 To 2015-11-13
Statement of Interest

Improving the quality of OpenStack for individual users and developers.

Areas Of Expertise
  • http apis
  • collaboration
  • nova scheduler




Chris has been working with and developing various forms of distributed systems for around 25 years. When he landed in the world of OpenStack, Chris started with the Telemetry project and has since moved into improving the scheduler in Nova and helping to create the new Placement service. Chris is primarily interested in the ways groups of people use networked technology to collaborate, exploring the problem space of information sharing and reuse. He hopes to help make himself and everyone else less dumb. He is a member of the Technical Committee, a core reviewer in the API working group, and is the author of Gabbi, an HTTP testing tool, and a large suite of diverse experiments for enhancing asynchronous collaboration on the internet. In OpenStack, Chris is striving to bring about some semblance of maturity, composability and accessibility to the services while also increasing the degree of communication and transparency among the many people and organizations involved with OpenStack.

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
Vancouver, BC
  • Forum 101
  • Building the path to extracting Placement from Nova
  • Planning to use Placement in Cinder
  • Official projects and the boundary of "what is OpenStack"
  • API SIG feedback and discussion session
  • API Working Group Update and BOF
Barcelona, Spain
  • API Working Group Meetup
  • API Working Group Mitaka Cycle Roundup
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: No
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English

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