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Technical Committee

The OpenStack Technical Committee provides technical leadership for OpenStack as a whole. Responsibilities include enforcing OpenStack ideals (such as Openness, Transparency, Commonality, Integration and Quality), deciding on issues that impact multiple programs, providing an ultimate appeals board for technical decisions and general oversight. It is a fully-elected Committee that represents the contributors to the project, and more details about membership and programs may be found in its charter.


Amy Marrich

Red Hat

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Amy Marrich is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat. She currently serves on the Open Infrastructure Foundation Board of Directors and on the OpenStack Technical Committee, as chair of the OIF Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, and contributes to several OpenStack projects, and previously served as the chair of the OpenStack User Committee. In addition, she serves as the Chair of the CentOS Project Board of Directors, and serves on the CHAOSS Project's Governing Board. Amy spends her free time competing in performance events (agility, FASt Cat, and dock diving) with her Dalmatians and competing in Dressage with her Connemara pony.

Arne Wiebalck

CERN

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Brian Rosmaita

Red Hat

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Brian Rosmaita is a core contributor to Cinder and Glance (and Searchlight, when it was still a thing). He's been Cinder PTL (for Ussuri through Yoga), and Glance PTL (for Ocata, Pike, and Queens). He currently serves on the OpenStack Technical Committee. He's a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. Brian formerly worked as part of the now defunct OpenStack Innovation Center.  For a while he as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Verizon Wireless.  He's been an active technical contributor to OpenStack since the Folsom release and was a software developer on the Rackspace first generation cloud.  He's also spent some time in product management, where among other things, he was instrumental in the launch of Cloud Images, the Rackspace Public Cloud offering built on OpenStack Glance.  He's also a Certified OpenStack Administrator.  Brian is a recovering philosopher who spends his spare time reading, listening to music, walking the dog, and doing family-type stuff with his family.

Dan Smith

Red Hat

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Ghanshyam Mann

NEC

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Ghanshyam is currently serving as a Chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee and Core developer in various OpenStack projects (Nova, QA and a few more) and served as PTL of the OpenStack QA. project. He started working in OpenStack with NEC in 2012 as a cloud support engineer, and since 2014 he has been involved in upstream development. His main upstream focus is on Nova, QA, API stability, and CI/CD. In addition, he is passionate about bringing more contributors to the Open Infra family and helping them in onboarding in the community via different programs like First Contact SIG, Upstream Institute Trainings, mentorship. Before OpenStack Upstream, he worked in different domains like Avionics, Storage, Cloud, and Virtualization. Ghanshyam started his career in technology as a software developer in the Avionic domain with the C++ language. He has also been a frequent speaker in various Open Source events such as OpenStack, Open Infra, Open source summit, Open Infra Days and LinuxCon on various topics like RESTful API, QA, Cloud Backup, Open Source Community Building, Open Source Governance. In addition, he has been actively involved in various PoC and solutions designs around Cloud OSS and currently serving as Cloud Consultant in NEC. More Details: https://ghanshyammann.com/

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Jay Bryant

Lenovo Inc

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I served as the IBM Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Cinder from early January 2014 until January of 2017.  As the Cinder SME I earned Cinder Core status during the first half of 2014.  I also took the opportunity to be Cinder's Oslo Liaison.  Two roles which I continue to fill today.

In January of 2017, I took the opportunity to act of the Cloud Storage Lead for Lenovo's Cloud Technology Center.  In this new role I am working to develop Lenovo's storage offerings and how they can best integrate with OpenStack.  Through this new role I am working to increase Lenovo's presence in the OpenStack community and looking to continue to enhance enterprise adoption of OpenStack as a cloud solution.


Kendall Nelson

The OpenStack Foundation

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Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the Open Infrastructure Foundation based in the United States. She first started working on OpenStack during the Liberty release (2015) on Cinder and since then been involved in Release Management, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She’s recently gotten more involved in the Kubernetes community helping to bridge it with the OpenStack community via SIG Cloud Provider and provider OpenStack.  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.

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Kristi Nikolla

Mass Open Cloud

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Sławek Kapłoński

Red Hat

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Slawek is open source enthusiast with over 8 years of cloud experience, currently working as senior software engineer at Red Hat, where he contribute to the networking solutions for OpenStack. He is fan of SDN solutions.

 

Before joined Red Hat, he was DevOps and one of the architects of networking solutions in OVH Public Cloud service based on OpenStack.