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Individual Speaker Profile

Colin McNamara Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: February 02, 2016
Country: United States
Home Town: san ramon
Zip Code: 94583
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Dimension Data - From 2014-04-18 (Current)
  • Nexus IS - From 2011-07-11 To 2014-05-16
Statement of Interest

Development of full featured Cloud platforms for the consumption of Enterprise, Commercial AND Service Providers. cloud

Areas Of Expertise
  • DevOps
  • Engineering
  • Open Source
  • Leadership
  • Community Building




My name is Colin McNamara. I work  as the DevOps Practice Director for Dimension Data Americas. I manage our DevOps and SDN development teams, as well as Open Source contributions from an engineering organization of more then 2000 engineers.

I have been been involved with Open Source since 1998 when I switched all of my web servers at my former ISP to Linux. Since then I have been involved with, evengelized and/or contributed to many open source projects including Netsaint/Nagios, Cacti, Ubuntu, Golden Cheetah and more.

It is my belief that Open Source platforms, and the people that create / use them have been the fuel that the fire os Silicon Valley is based on. Support and growth of these people and platforms are key to the future of the Valley, the products we create, and the people that create them.

Much of the discussion is about what  I can do and want to do for OpenStack. But it is important to consider what I have been doing. Over the past year or so I have been doing the following -

I believe that Open Software and Standards are key to our technology industry being successful in the long run. The success of OpenStack and the OpenStack Foundation is key to making that happen.

I am doing what I can as an individual member of the foundation, as well as a leader in my own business to make this happen.

I can be found on twitter at @colinmcnamara http://www.twitter.com/colinmcnamara

Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:
Additional presentations:

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

Contact Colin