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2017 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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ChangBo Guo

Nominated by: Kenneth Giusti Hongbin Lu Jay Bryant Feilong Wang Fred LI Zhenguo Niu Yupeng Hu Ethan Lynn Shane Wang Rico Lin

About ChangBo Guo

 

ChangBo Guo serves as Individual Director of OpenStack Foundation in 2017 and Oslo PTL for Pike and Queens. He worked on Linux and AIX for several years. He is one of the earliest OpenStack contributors in China. He has been working on the OpenStack since 2012, when he worked on the PowerVM driver under Nova to support IBM Power Systems. He is Oslo core reviewer and have been contributing several projects like Nova, Neutron, Ironic, Oslo, etc. He is one of top contributors in China, has submitted 1000+ commits, with more than 45000 LOCs.  As founding engineer of EasyStack, he attended the earliest of large-scale OpenStack adoptions in China, such as Lenovo, Postal Savings Bank of China, China Telecom, State Grid, etc. He was involved in the whole adoption, including platform design,  implementation and solving key issues for these customers.

He is also an active OpenStack evangelists in China. He is organizer of China OpenStack user group, and promote OpenStack technologies in several meet-ups in China including Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shenzhen, etc. He is honored to be the host of Beijing OpenStack meet-up from November 2016 and on. He is also keen to help others learn how to contribute in upstream and delivered presentation about upstream contribution for several companies. He leads a upstream team to make OpenStack better and more popular. He attended several design summits and delivered presentations. He served as track chair of upstream development in Barcelona, Boston and Sydney design summit.

 

 

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Giuseppe Paterno'

Nominated by: Achim Dreyer Egle Sigler Saverio Proto Matteo Panella Nataraju Kothuru Vincenzo Di Somma Rosario Di Somma Shane Wang Anton Aksola Simone Zanotti

About Giuseppe Paterno'

It's hard to define myself, I would say that I'm a consultant. I came from the field and from the early stages of Linux, even if I contributed to many opensource projects.

HP rates me among the global top 30 OpenStack consultant and even mentioned in Forrester Research OpenStack whitepaper “OpenStack is ready, are you?". I’ve been working in the past as an IT Architect and Security Expert for Canonical/Ubuntu, RedHat, Sun Microsystems and IBM and  named Visiting Researcher at the University of Dublin Trinity College ad-honorem.

As I’ve spent my last 22+ years in OpenSource, I had the privilege of working with the best people in the industry. This is the reason why I’ve got great relationships with HP, RedHat, SUSE, Ubuntu, Dell, Intel, Fortinet and many many others. I wrote many whitepapers and books and my latest one “OpenStack explained” helped collecting funds to help the population in Nepal after the earthquake.

I’ve been working in super-exciting field projects: creating the standard for J2ME Over-The-Air (OTA) provisioning along with Vodafone, the study of architecture and standards for the delivery of MHP applications for the digital terrestrial television (DTT) on behalf of DTT Lab and implementation of HLR for Vodafone landline services. Not mentioning the most cited OpenStack installations in telco and finance.

My aim is to bring in connection the board of director with the real world of enterprises, service providers, outsourcers and system integrators.

On my private I’m still a geek enjoying testing and being part of the OpenSource world. I’d like to transmit data in any mean, that’s why I’m a radioamateur. I’m also a chef with passion of baking and a leisure pilot on the weekends :-)

My website is http://www.gpaterno.com and @gpaterno on Twitter

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Allison Randal

Nominated by: Tim Bell Richard Fontana Monty Taylor Egle Sigler Thierry Carrez Steven Dake Prakash Ramchandran Shane Wang ChangBo Guo Jonathan Bryce

About Allison Randal

Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as President of the Open Source Initiative, President of the Perl Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot virtual machine, Open Source Evangelist and OSCON Conference Chair at O'Reilly Media, Chairman of the Board at the Parrot Foundation, board member at the Python Software Foundation, Technical Architect of Ubuntu and Open Source Advisor at Canonical, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, and Distinguished Engineer at SUSE. She participates in the Debian and OpenStack projects, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, researching edge computing and hypervisor optimization.

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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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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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Steven Dake

Nominated by: Davanum Srinivas Jeremy Stanley Naveen Nayak Venkat Mangudi Magnus Lööf Sanjay Upadhyay Donna De La Haye Kevin Fox Richard Fontana Monty Taylor

About Steven Dake

Steven Dake currently serves as an elected Individual Director of the OpenStack Foundation.  Steve is also actively involved in bridging communities between the OpenStack's community and adjacent communities.

Steve currently serves as a core reviewer of OpenStack Kolla and contributes to the design and implementation of OpenStack Kolla heavily.  Steve previously served as Kolla PTL for Newton, Mitaka, Liberty, Kilo and Juno cycles.  Steve was also a Magnum core reviewer at the same time as serving the Kolla community as PTL, and contributed to the definition and implementation of the initial Magnum architecture.

Prior to gaining an interest in container technology, Steve initiated and served as PTL of OpenStack Heat with a small development team while at Red Hat, Inc.  During this period, Steve served as Heat PTL for Essex, Folsom, and Grizzly.

Prior to Steve's involvement in OpenStack, Steve was primarily focused on the development of open source high availability technology leading the design and implementation of Corosync, a group communication system, which combined with Pacemaker is the de-facto standard high availability stack for Linux.  During this period of his career, Steve also served as a technical community leader for the modern Linux high availability stack.

 

Steve enjoys Hi-Fidelity analog tube audio, electric RC car racing, and hiking with his wife, daughter, and son.

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Shane Wang

Nominated by: Dr Yih Leong Sun Egle Sigler Udo Seidel Travis Broughton Prakash Ramchandran Trinath Somanchi Jun Feng yongsheng gong ChangBo Guo Jonathan Bryce

About Shane Wang

Shane Wang has been an individual board member of OpenStack Foundation since 2015 and an engineering manager in Datacenter System Software (DSS) 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 2012 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, he is focusing on storage and network technologies, such as Ceph, ODL, OPNFV and ONAP. He is also the PTL of Stor4NFV project under OPNFV. He also 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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Egle Sigler

Nominated by: Tim Bell Paul Sims Charles Farquhar Monty Taylor Giuseppe Paterno' Steven Dake Mark Collier Nataraju Kothuru Shane Wang Sebastian Posner

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 Interop Working Group (formerly known as DefCore committee). 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 Interop WG (DefCore committee), where she has seen that the impact interop has on OpenStack is crucial. Interoperability is one of the top OpenStack priorities, and she  continues leading the efforts to increase it.

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