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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 plane.
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.
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
John is a Principal Engineer working on the convergence of OpenStack and HPC with StackHPC. John has been involved with OpenStack since December 2010, and is currently a Nova core reviewer. Between April 2016 and April 2018 he served as a member of the OpenStack Technical committee. He was Nova PTL for the Liberty and Mitaka releases. After studying Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, he worked at Citrix as a Software Developer on a variety of user interfaces. In December 2010 he joined the Citrix team looking at better integration of Citrix products with OpenStack. He later moved to Rackspace working on both their public and private OpenStack based cloud products, including working with Intel through OSIC. As a Principal Engineer at StachHPC John now leads a variety of projects looking at the convergence of OpenStack and HPC. He has spoken at many events including the OpenStack Summit, RCUK Cloud Workshop, Xen Summit, FOSDEM IaaS Dev Room, CloudEast, London OpenStack Meetup Group. John works from his home near Cambridge, UK.
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.
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.
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 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.