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2015 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.

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Tim Bell

Nominated by: Adriel Cabrera Allison Randal Zane Bitter Egle Sigler Richard Fontana Allison Price Tristan Goode Joseph George Mark Collier Shane Wang

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 190,000 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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Russell Bryant

Nominated by: Zane Bitter Doug Hellmann Mark Collier Mark McLoughlin Shane Wang ChangBo Guo Richard Fontana Jonathan Bryce Monty Taylor Anni Lai

About Russell Bryant

Russell is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc.  He was on the OpenStack Technical Committee from Fall 2012 until Fall 2016 and was elected to serve on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Russell has been contributing to the development of OpenStack since the Fall of 2011.  His most significant contributions around OpenStack have been to Nova and most recently Neutron and OVN.  Russell is also a project committer for Open vSwitch (OVS) and OVN.

Prior to working for Red Hat, Russell spent 7 years (2004 - 2011) working for Digium on the Asterisk project. In the later years, Russell was the leader of the Asterisk project as well as the Engineering Manager for Asterisk development at Digium.

Russell is also a published author.  Russell co-authored "Asterisk: The Definitive Guide" and "Asterisk Cookbook", published by O'Reilly Media.  He also contributed a chapter on Asterisk to the book "Architecture of Open Source Applications".

Russell graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in the Fall of 2006.  He currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Rob Hirschfeld

Nominated by: Adriel Cabrera Egle Sigler Anand Shah Shane Wang Vladimir Popovski Mark Smith Terri Schlosser Laurence Brockman Willard Dennis Shamail Tahir

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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Kavit Munshi

Nominated by: Kiran Murari Tristan Goode Egle Sigler Shubham Kumar Sharma Mark Collier Tim Bell Erwan Gallen Tom Fifield Shane Wang Edgar Magana

About Kavit Munshi

Kavit is the CTO of Aptira, heads Aptira's Indian operations and has 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Enterprise and Telco solutions.

 

He is also the founder of the Indian OpenStack User Group and the OpenStack Ambassador for the region. Kavit is also an Individual Director member of the OpenStack Board of Directors.

 

Kavit has been a driving force behind the Indian OpenStack community and has interwoven  this into Aptira's deep involvement with OpenStack. He has helped organise numerous OpenStack events in India and loves to work with students driving their involvement with OpenStack. As an active OpenStack Ambassador his priorities are to help the OpenStack Community grow in South Asia by increasing the engagement of the burgeoning OpenSource community in academia with the OpenStack project. Kavit also realises the importance of startups to innovation and always looks to promote OpenStack in that space.


Kavit has a vision for India as a Centre of Innovation to develop and commercialise intellectual property rather than an offshoring destination. Kavit has been mentoring students and young entrepreneurs to that end.

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Edgar Magana

Nominated by: Tim Bell Dan Leyden Shamail Tahir Egle Sigler Kavit Munshi Tristan Goode Shane Wang John Davidge Carol Barrett Maish Saidel-Keesing

About Edgar Magana

I am currently member of the Board of Directors and I want to continue in this position because I am working very hard in making an impact for the benefit of all developers and users (operators, end users, app developers, etc.). In my very short period as Board Member (lest that six months) I have already proposed changes to the Foundation bylaws and I will continue my work even if I am not elected for the next year because I have passion and love for OpenStack. I need your support because we are already making a difference and I want to keep it that way. I am not the type of member just sitting in a chair drinking coffee, I always speak up and make the difference that we need in our Foundation for our own benefit, better engagement and increase of the community membership.

I am part of the Cloud Operations and Infrastructure team for one of the biggest SaaS providers. My current role as OpenStack consumer is giving me a different opinion about what OpenStack should integrate and how it can be consumed easier and more scalable for both Service Providers and Entreprises. I am planning to provide my experience to the OpenStack Board in order to drive its direction based on the interest of the Operators and Users, never influenced by technology-specific vendors. 

Professionally, I have a PhD on Distributed Systems and I have specialized on Cloud Computing, Network Virtualization, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenFlow and the most important OpenStack. During my last three positions at Cisco, PLUMgrid and Workday I have completed successful OpenStack deployment in heterogeneous and scalable infrastructures, from vendor specific hardware to commodity one. All improvements have been shared and I have created extended experience on configuration languages such as Puppet and Chef.

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Egle Sigler

Nominated by: Cody Bunch Alan Clark Rob Hirschfeld Matt Dorn Kenny Johnston Allison Price Tristan Goode Giuseppe Paterno' Sathyamoorthy Mani Shane Wang

About Egle Sigler

Egle Sigler is a principal architect on Rackspace's OpenStack Private Cloud team and an OpenStack Foundation board member. As part of the board, Egle is co-chair of the DefCore committee and the Diversity Working Group. Egle has co-authored two books, DevOps for VMware Administrators and OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook.

Egle wants OpenStack to be regarded as one of the most successful open source projects, with a great community to back it. During the past year, Egle has been co-chair of DefCore committee, where she has seen that the impact DefCore has on OpenStack is crucial. Interoperability is one of the top OpenStack priorities, and she  continues leading the efforts to increase it.

Egle is also a co-chair for the Diversity Working Group. OpenStack community is growing in size every day. It is the goal of the Diversity WG to not only increase the diversity in our community, but also to make sure that this diversity is reflected in total participation.  

 

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Shane Wang

Nominated by: Kavit Munshi Egle Sigler Mark Collier Tom Fifield Edgar Magana Tristan Goode Carol Barrett Jonathan Bryce Anni Lai Rico Lin

About Shane Wang

Shane Wang has been an individual board member of OpenStack Foundation since 2015 and an engineering manager in Cloud and Network Engineering (CNE) team at the Open Source Technology Center (OTC), Intel. Shane joined Intel in 2004 after he graduated from Fudan University and got his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and since 2007 has been working on open source technologies, spanning low-level Virtualization Technology (VT) in Xen and KVM, maintaining tboot - an open source trusted boot solution, Yocto, and managing embedded solutions. Since 2011 Shane has focused on OpenStack, with his team working on Nova, Ironic, TripleO, Magnum, Congress, Watcher, Horizon, Keystone, Neutron, Ceilometer, Cinder, Glance, and the 3rd party CIs.  Right now, besides OpenStack itself, he focuses on storage and network technologies, such as Ceph, ODL and OPNFV. He led the team and co-authored two books OpenStack Design and Implementation in 2015 and System Virtualization in 2009. Shane is based in Shanghai, China.

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