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2014 Board Election: Candidate List

Candidates On The Ballot

The candidates on this list have the 10 nominations required to be on the election ballot and have completed the application.



Tim Bell

Nominated by: Jonathan Bryce Christopher Hale Isiaka Mosudi Elliot Nichols John Devereaux Robin Dekens Brian Munke Stephan Fabel erick jiang Mahesh Balumuri

About Tim Bell

Tim is responsible for the group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, which manages the compute infrastructure for 13,000 physicists around the world to support fundamental research. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe.

His team is running the CERN OpenStack cloud which has been in production since July 2013 and is currently around 280,000 cores. This cloud provides processing power to analyse the data from the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments which produce around 60PB a year. The practical experiences are shared on the blog at http://openstack-in-production.blogspot.fr/


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Rob Hirschfeld

Nominated by: Mike Veitch Egle Sigler Rob Hirschfeld Bikalpa Timilsina Kenneth Hui Prakash Ramchandran Jim Meyer Willard Dennis Shane Wang Jun Choi

About Rob Hirschfeld

I've been involved in OpenStack since the earliest days with a focus on ops and building the infrastructure that powers cloud and storage. 

On the board, I've lead the DefCore initative and founded the Product Working Group.  I also work to help screen and coach new Gold Members.  I am a strong advocate for operators and interoperability.

I believe that the OpenStack community is service by having a clearly defined core.  I feel that we need to do a better job defining and building an ecosystem around the project.

I maintain an open balanced perspective and respect other people's points of view.

You can read more about my thoughts and positions regarding OpenStack and Cloud on my blog: http://RobHirschfeld.com.

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Monty Taylor

Nominated by: Russell Bryant Steven Dake Emilien Macchi Egle Sigler Doug Hellmann Mark Collier Flavio Percoco Shane Wang Thierry Carrez Richard Fontana

About Monty Taylor

Monty currently leads the team that works on the Zuul project for CI/CD in Red Hat's CTO Office. He's the founder, core member and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra team which runs CI and developer tooling for OpenStack. He's a past member of both the OpenStack Technical Committee and the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors. Monty is the PTL of the shade/python-openstacksdk project and is the maintainer of the Ansible modules for consuming OpenStack. Before his OpenStack days he was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc.

Monty has a degree in Theatre Directing and went to grad school at CalArts in lighting design. The intersection of fields has led him to start more than one business around developing technology for and related to live performance. Recently Monty served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts teaching a class on programming related to lighting design. If you let him, he'll talk to you WAY too much about Scuba Diving.

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Christophe Sauthier

Nominated by: Julien Senon Julien Lavesque ARINZE IZUKANNE Thierry Carrez Bhujay Kumar Bhatta Cristiano Bellucci Julien Danjou Shane Wang Chris Dent Luis Ramirez Viejo

About Christophe Sauthier

My Name is Christophe Sauthier, a french guy living in the nice city of Toulouse. Living with my wife and father of 2 beautiful small guys (of course).

I am the PTL (and co-father) for Cloudkitty, the rating component of OpenStack which I think is the thing I am the most proud of : being able to create a project from  an idea, and get it adopted by many clouds around the world. All that in the respect of the OpenStack standards. I gave many talks related to Cloudkitty and OpenStack to various events.

I am also CEO of a small french service company that I have funded 8 years ago : Objectif Libre. We only deals with Open Source Infrastructure (OpenStack/Docker/K8s/...). I have been really involved in the Ubuntu community then my life I crossed OpenStack..


I think that OpenStack shouldn't only focussed on big companies / deployments / projects but also take into considerations smaller one... I'd like to be that voice.

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