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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.


Alexandra Settle

SUSE

Bio

Alex is a technical writer currently employed by SUSE to work on SUSE OpenStack Cloud documentation. Alex was the Project Technical Lead (PTL) for the OpenStack-manuals project for the Pike release and is currently serving as a member of the Technical Committee (TC) for the Train release.

Alex graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia with a degree in Creative Industries (BCI) majoring in Creative Writing and took the deep dive into the technology industry shortly after graduation at Red Hat. Since then she has worked for Rackspace and within the wider Open Source community.

Alex currently is based on London and spends her time wondering how her career took such a happy accidental turn.


Doug Hellmann

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.

 


Ghanshyam Mann

NEC

Bio

Ghanshyam is currently serving as a member of OpenStack Technical Committee and as PTL of OpenStack QA. He is full-time upstream developer in OpenStack with an active contribution in many projects mainly in Nova, QA etc. He has worked in different domains like Avionics, Storage, Cloud and Virtualization etc. He started his Software career as software developer in Avionic domain with C++ for around 4 years and then started working as OpenStack upstream developer since 2012. 

He is also a frequent speaker in OpenStack summits and LinuxCon and presented talks in LinuxCon 2015, OpenStack Summit, 2015, 2016, 2017 on various topics like RESTful API, QA, Cloud Backup, Open Source Community Building etc. He has been actively involved in various PoC and solutions design around OpenStack.

More Details: https://ghanshyammann.com/


Graham Hayes

Microsoft

Bio

Graham is the PTL of Designate.

Graham worked previously as part of the DNSaaS team in HP Helion, and the DNSaaS team in HP Public Cloud before that. As part of this team he was responsible for operating a publicly accessible deployment of Designate, while working on new features for Designate, and developing a Designate in a box product for private cloud use.

Graham then worked on the Kubernetes HA, Scale and Performance Team at SUSE.

He then worked for Verizon Wireless as a Distingushed Member of Technical Staff, leading the System Operations team running the Verizon Cloud Platform, a global OpenStack cloud used within Verizon for NFV telco apps.

He is currently a Principal Engineer in Microsoft Azure, working on a team dedicated to finding the limits of Azure and advocating on behalf of customers to internal product teams.


Jean-Philippe Evrard

SUSE

Bio

Jean-Philippe Evrard is a learner, problem solver, solutions bringer.

He started to contribute in OpenStack in 2015. He was the PTL of OpenStack-Ansible during the Queens and Rocky cycle. He is also contributing on projects where help is needed (so ping him if you want reviews or patches!).

He is a lover of open source software, and is involved or follows other open source communities when he can.

If you missed him in OpenStack events or meetups, you can still meet him every year at the FOSDEM, handling the openstack booth with fellow OpenStackers.

 


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Jeremy Stanley

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


Jim Rollenhagen

Verizon Media

Bio

Julia Kreger

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.

 


Lance Bragstad

Huawei

Bio

I am a software developer focused on OpenStack's Identity program. I am passionate about open-source software and sharing knowledge. I constantly look for ways to improve the performance and scalability of whatever project I'm work on. When I'm not writing or reviewing code I enjoy cooking and tackling restoration projects with my wife.


Mohammed Naser

VEXXHOST, Inc.

Bio

Over the past 10 years, I’m happy to have watched the hosting industry transform and be part of the transformation process as it evolved from traditional physical hardware to cloud-native infrastructure.

Since the creation of VEXXHOST, I have had the chance to work with different sorts of customers, ranging from growing small businesses to helping architect solutions for large Fortune 500 companies, based on OpenStack.

By fostering OpenStack at it’s early days in 2011, it has helped improve the project and our service as a whole. I’ve been a contributor to the project since and I have contributed code to almost every release of OpenStack since then.


Rico Lin

EasyStack

Bio

Rico Lin, OpenStack Technical Committee (TC) member, Heat PTL in the past cycles, char for Auto-scaling SIG, software engineer, EasyStack.

Experienced on OpenStack develop(infra and app), Cloud architect, Container(docker and k8s), community(contribute and event host), and customer tech consults and supports.

Goals in OpenStack:

* Improve experiences of Cloud native application on top of OpenStack(by improving infra and user experiences).
* Blending OpenStack with other cloud solutions to make it become one indispensable layer.

* Leverage the community differences across global (Include let Asia community get more actively join to others).


Thierry Carrez

Vice President of Engineering at OpenStack Foundation

Bio

Thierry Carrez is the Vice-President of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, in charge of the long-term health of the open source projects under the Foundation. A long-time elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, he has been a Release Manager for the OpenStack project since its inception, coordinating the effort and facilitating collaboration between contributors.

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.


Zane Bitter

Red Hat

Bio

As a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, I am working on building consensus around a common technical direction for OpenStack, with a particular interest in the needs of application developers for a full cloud feature set, not just a better way to launch virtual machines.

I am one of the original developers of the Heat project and still a member of the core team. I served as the Heat PTL for the Juno cycle. I work full time on OpenStack for Red Hat.