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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.


Chris Dent

Company
VMware  
Bio

Chris has been working with and developing various forms of distributed systems for around 25 years. When he landed in the world of OpenStack, Chris started with the Telemetry project and has since moved into improving the scheduler in Nova and helping to create the new Placement service. Chris is primarily interested in the ways groups of people use networked technology to collaborate, exploring the problem space of information sharing and reuse. He hopes to help make himself and everyone else less dumb. He is a member of the Technical Committee, a core reviewer in the API working group, and is the author of Gabbi, an HTTP testing tool, and a large suite of diverse experiments for enhancing asynchronous collaboration on the internet. In OpenStack, Chris is striving to bring about some semblance of maturity, composability and accessibility to the services while also increasing the degree of communication and transparency among the many people and organizations involved with OpenStack.


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Colleen Murphy

Company
SUSE 
Bio

Colleen works at SUSE as a Cloud Developer. She has been an active OpenStack contributor for three years, working with the Puppet Modules team, the OpenStack Infra team, and the keystone team.


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Davanum Srinivas

Company
Futurewei Technologies Inc., Mirantis 
Bio

Davanum Srinivas (a.k.a Dims) is a Principal Architect with Huawei working on OpenStack Nova, Oslo, KeyStone, Magnum and related projects. Dims is actively helping with Requirements and Release Teams in OpenStack as well.

 Previously at Mirantis, he led a team working on improving KeyStone project and infrastructure components like RabbitMQ, MySQL Galera through Oslo projects like Oslo.Messaging and Oslo.DB. He previously worked on IBM PureApplication product as an Architect and lead a team working on Web Services support in WebSphere. Dims has a long track record in open source projects including Apache Cocoon, Axis2, Geronimo at the Apache Software foundation and co-founded WSO2 based on the open source business model.


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Dean Troyer

Company
Intel 
Bio

Dean Troyer is a full-time OpenStack developer, currently working with Intel's Open Source Technology Center.  His focus is on client-side projects such as OpenStackClient, Python and Go SDKs and OpenStack REST APIs.

Dean is currently a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and the PTL for OpenStackClient.  He is a core reviewer for OpenStackClient, DevStack, Grenade and the librariy projects cliff and os-client-config.

Previous to his OpenStack work for Nebula, Rackspace and NASA, Dean has been a developer and UNIX system administrator at Perot Systems, Sprint and Honeywell.  His prior Open Source activities include contributions to Samba, the Linux kernel and the Perl 4 and 5 ports for Win32.


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Doug Hellmann

Company
Red Hat, Inc. 
Bio

Doug Hellmann is employed by Red Hat to work on OpenStack. He is currently serving on the Release Management and Oslo teams and is a member of the Technical Committee.

He started contributing to OpenStack in 2012, just before the Folsom summit. He is one of the founding members of the Ceilometer project, and a core reviewer for the requirements and unified command line interface projects. Doug served as PTL for the release management team for the Mitaka, Newton, and Ocata release cycles. He is part of the team working on the Python 3 transition, and has contributed to several of the infrastructure projects. He also contributes to the unified command line client and SDK projects. Doug served as the PTL for the Oslo project for the Icehouse, Juno, and Kilo releases and is still active on the core review team.

 


Emilien Macchi

Company
Red Hat 
Bio

Emilien is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, who has contributed to several OpenStack projects but mostly to TripleO and Puppet OpenStack projects. When he isn't working to make OpenStack deployement simpler, faster, stronger, he's improving his running stats, doing some winter sports, traveling or flying a Cessna 172.


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Flavio Percoco

Company
Red Hat 
Bio

Flavio spends most of his time hacking on storage and messaging modules. He has both Italian and Venezuelan roots, and is currently based in Italy where he works remotely for Red Hat. Flavio is also an actively open-source contributor, part of Mongodb Masters group and an active Rust lang contributor.

Prior to Red Hat, Flavio worked on Big Data oriented applications, search engines and message systems. He was also an active member of Gnome's a11y team where he contributed to Orca and created MouseTrap, a head-tracker application. Outside Red Hat Flavio likes to take pictures, swim, run, travel, hang around with family and friends and whatever seems interesting.


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Jeremy Stanley

Company
OpenStack Foundation 
Bio

A long-time computer hobbyist and technology generalist, Jeremy's worked as a Unix and GNU/Linux sysadmin for more than two decades focusing on information security, Internet services and data center automation. He's a core member of the OpenStack project infrastructure team and serves on both the technical committee and vulnerability management team. In his spare time he writes free software, hacks on open hardware projects and embedded platforms, restores old video game systems and enjoys articles on math theory and cosmology


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John Garbutt

Company
StackHPC 
Bio

John is a Pricipal Engineer working on the convergance of OpenStack and HPC with StackHPC. His is a member of nova-core, nova-specs-core and nova-drivers. In April 2016 and April 2017 he joined the OpenStack Technical committee for a one year term. Before that he was Nova PTL for the Liberty and Mitaka releases. He has been involved with OpenStack as a Software Developer since late 2010, previously at Citrix and Rackspace. He has spoken at many events including the OpenStack Summit, Xen Summit, FOSDEM IaaS Dev Room, CloudEast, London OpenStack Meetup Group, and many other internal and external events. John works from his home near Cambridge, UK.


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Julia Kreger

Company
Red Hat 
Bio

Julia is not your typical engineer. She started her career in networking and eventually shifted to systems engineering. The DevOps movement lead her into software development and the operationalization of software due to the need to automate large scale systems deployments. She is experienced in conveying an operational perspective while bridging that with requirements, and doesn’t mind getting deep down into code to solve a problem.

She is an active core contributor and leader in OpenStack Ironic project, which is a project she feels passionate about due to many misspent hours in data centers deploying hardware. Prior to OpenStack, Julia contributed to the Shared Learning Infrastructure and worked with large scale litigation database systems.

 


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Paul Belanger

Company
Red Hat Inc. 
Bio

Paul has been an active contributor to OpenStack since September 2012. Paul is a full time contributor to the OpenStack Infrastructure Project; responsible for of the systems that are used in the day to day operation of the OpenStack project as a whole. Prior to joining Red Hat in April 2015, Paul worked as an Asterisk consultant specializing in call centers and automated deployments. Paul currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with his lovely wife and 2 daughters.


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Sean McGinnis

Company
Huawei 
Bio

Sean McGinnis is a principal architect with Huawei in the cloud computing group. Sean was elected to the Technical Commitee in the spring of 2017. He was the Cinder block storage project Project Team Lead from the Mitaka through Pike releases, and is the current Release Management PTL.

Sean has 20 years experience working in various areas of technology across telecom, general IT, and most recently within the exciting world of storage.


Thierry Carrez

Vice President of Engineering

Company
OpenStack Foundation 
Bio

Thierry Carrez is the Vice-President of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, helping ensure the long-term health of the OpenStack upstream open source project. He has been the Release Manager for the OpenStack project since its inception, coordinating the effort and facilitating collaboration between contributors. He is the elected chair of the OpenStack Technical Committee, which is in charge of the technical direction of the project.

Thierry spoke about OpenStack, open innovation and open source project management at various conferences around the world, including OSCON, LinuxCon, and FOSDEM. A Python Software Foundation fellow, he was previously the Technical lead for Ubuntu Server at Canonical, an operational manager for the Gentoo Linux Security Team, and an IT manager in various companies.