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Individual Speaker Profile

Kendall Nelson Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: January 18, 2016
Country: United States
Home Town: Lakeville
Zip Code: 98004
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • IBM - From 2015-05-27 To 2016-08-19
Statement of Interest

To continue to grow the community and make it a more enjoyable place to work for contributors.

Areas Of Expertise
  • Women of Openstack
  • Election Offical
  • First Contact SIG
  • release management
  • mentorship




Kendall is a Senior Upstream Developer Advocate at the Open Infrastructure Foundation based in St. Paul, MN. She first started working on OpenStack during the Liberty release (2015) on a single service, but has since been involved in Release Management, the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, the First Contact SIG, various technical leadership roles and also onboarding activities like OpenStack Upstream Institute. One of her primary objectives is to connect open source communities like OpenStack and Kubernetes. She is involved in the Kubernetes community via the SIG Cloud Provider as well as SIG Contributor Experience. When she is not evangelizing about the awesomeness of OpenStack, bringing people into the community, binding open source communities together, or working to make upstream development in open source a friendlier place, she can be found reading Harry Potter, watching Doctor Who, or out on a photo taking adventure.

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
OpenInfra Summit Vancouver 2023
  • OpenInfra Summit + PTG Feedback Session
  • University Partnerships with the OpenInfra Foundation and how to get your University Involved
  • Kubernetes On OpenStack with Magnum and ClusterAPI
Berlin 2022
  • OpenInfra Summit Feedback
  • Making Open Infra Sustainable
  • Scaling the OpenInfra Way: How the OpenInfra Foundation is Building the Next Generation of Open Source Communities
  • Meet the Open Infra Projects
Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute: Day 2 - Sponsored by Lenovo (RSVP Required)
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute: Day 1 - Sponsored by Lenovo (RSVP Required)
  • Community Contributor Awards
Denver Berlin
  • Community Contributor Recognition & How to Get Started
  • StoryBoard Migration: The Remaining Blockers
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 2 (RSVP Required)
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 1 (RSVP Required)
  • First Contact SIG: Q&A/ Meet & Greet
  • The Contributor Guide: Ops Feedback Session
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: Yes
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English
  • Spanish

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