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Individual Speaker Profile

Kendall Nelson Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: January 18, 2016
Country: United States
Home Town: Bellevue
Zip Code: 98004
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • The OpenStack Foundation - From 2016-08-22 (Current)
  • 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
  • Cinder
  • storyboard
  • Women of Openstack
  • Election Offical
  • First Contact SIG




Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the OpenStack Foundation based in Seattle, WA. She first started working on Cinder and os-brick in the Liberty release and since then gotten involved in Release Mangement, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She has also worked as an election official for TC and PTL elections (Pike-Rocky) and served as a track chair for the Barcelona, Boston, Sydney, and Vancouver summits.

When she is not evangelizing about the awesomeness of OpenStack, bringing people into the community, or working to make upstream development a friendlier place, she can be found reading Harry Potter, watching Doctor Who, or out on a photo taking adventure.

Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:
Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai
  • Community Contributor Awards
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute: Day 1 - Sponsored by Lenovo (RSVP Required)
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute: Day 2 - Sponsored by Lenovo (RSVP Required)
Denver Berlin
  • Making the Contributor Portal More Useful
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 1 (RSVP Required)
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 2 (RSVP Required)
  • Community Contributor Recognition & How to Get Started
  • Community Contributor Awards & Grab and Go Lunch
  • First Contact SIG: Q&A/ Meet & Greet
  • The Contributor Guide: Ops Feedback Session
  • StoryBoard Migration: The Remaining Blockers
Vancouver, BC
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 2 (RSVP Required)
  • Drafting Requirements for Organisations Contributing to Open
  • Continuing the Migration: Launchpad -> StoryBoard
  • Forum 101
  • OpenStack Upstream Institute Sponsored by Lenovo - Day 1 (RSVP Required)

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

Contact Kendall