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Individual Speaker Profile

Rochelle Grober Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: June 29, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: San Jose
Zip Code: 95126
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • None - From 2020-01-13 (Current)
  • Futurewei Technologies Inc. - From 2013-06-10 To 2018-12-31
  • - From To
Statement of Interest

Exploring Openstack for Huawei

Areas Of Expertise
  • General Instigator and Curmudgeon
  • Product Work Group
  • OSOps
  • Women of OpenStack
  • Logging Work Group




I am an industry veteran, with experience spanning computer bring up to AI, networks, mobile compute, and embedded systems. But my attention always seems to return to close to the metal, large infrastructure. Starting out in EE as a systems engineer, I migrated to SW development then on to QA and SW Process. During the journey, I have analysed Space Shuttle launch communications, modelled complex space systems. I have tested compilers, debuggers and visualization tools for a SIMD system and done software bringup for a SPARC based, multiprocessor mainframe. I have managed teams supporting software release, compute farms for chip design, and QA and escalation for mobile embedded compute systems and location based apps on mobile phones.  Ensuring all of these were successes is why I am a champion for operations, interoperability, quality, reliability and usability.  They all go hand-in-hand in creating success.

As for Open Source, I have been aware and peripherally involved in Open Source since the original creation of Copy Left, but am finally fully immersed in it now, as an OpenStack resource within OpenStack and Huawei. I have learned through my endeavors that my skillset is best applied once a certain level of maturity has been achieved in a project. My abilities are a great fit for where OpennStack is now and where we can take it. 

Most importantly, I meld a passion for quality performance with a pragmatism gained in the real world.

Projects/Work Groups: DefCore, Refstack, Product Work Group, Logging Work Group, Women of OpenStack, Diversity Work Group ,and (soon to be) Stable project(plus I hang out in Infra, collaborate with Oslo, follow the TC, Ops and Dev MLs)

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
Vancouver, BC
  • OpenStack is "mature" -- time to get serious on Maintainers
  • Refstack: OpenStack to OPNFV, Vertical, Integrated, Interop
Boston Barcelona, Spain Austin

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

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