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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.


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Davanum Srinivas

Company
Mirantis 
Bio

Davanum Srinivas (a.k.a Dims) is a member of the Mirantis Community
Engineering team working on OpenStack Nova, Oslo, KeyStone, Magnum and
related projects. Dims is actively helping with Requirements and Release
Teams in OpenStack as well. At Mirantis, he leads 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. In addition he continues his work on DevStack that began with its initial presentation in a Lightning Talk at the Essex Summit in Boston.

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 as the PTL for the Release Management team 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 Puppet OpenStack Project, on which he's the current Project Technical Leader. When he isn't working to make OpenStack deployement simpler, faster, stronger, he's improving his running stats, doing some winter sports or traveling.


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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
Rackspace 
Bio

John joined the TC in April 2016 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. He started with Citrix's Project Olympus private cloud packaging of OpenStack, and soon after working upstream to help maintain OpenStack's support for XenServer. In early 2013 I started working on the Rackspace Public Cloud and is now a Principle Engineer and chair of the Rackspace OpenStack Technical Leadership group. 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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Matthew Treinish

Company
IBM 
Bio

Matthew has been working on and contributing to Open Source software for most of his career and has been primarily contributing to OpenStack since 2012. He was previously the PTL of the OpenStack QA program from the Juno development cycle through the Mitaka development cycle. Matthew works on a variety of different of projects in the OpenStack community and is a core contributor on several projects as well as being a core member of the OpenStack stable maintenance team. Matthew currently works for HPE's Upstream OpenStack team working to make OpenStack better for everyone.


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Mike Perez

Company
OpenStack Foundation 
Bio

Being a contributing member of OpenStack since 2010, Mike Perez has served as a core developer for the OpenStack block storage project Cinder and as a PTL for the Kilo and Liberty releases. During some of this time, he worked for DreamHost in helping with their OpenStack public cloud, and helping with integrating a variety of block storage solutions like Ceph and Datera. Today he helps the OpenStack Foundation with seeing out the success of cross-project initiatives and the overall quality and health of the project and community.

When Mike is not testing your code patches, he can be found dancing, getting his hair done, stair climbing, and doing karaoke for your entertainment.


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Monty Taylor

Company
Red Hat, OpenStack Infrastructure 
Bio

I currently work on OpenStack and Zuul for Red Hat. I lead a team that works on running the Developer Infrastructure systems for the project, as well as other pure-upstream development efforts. I am PTL Emeritus of the OpenStack Infra Program and set up the original project gating infrastructure. I currently sit on the Technical Committee. Previously, I was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. I've been a Python hacker by choice since 2000, and am currently a member of the Python Software Foundation.

I have a degree in Theatre Directing and went to grad school at CalArts in lighting design. The intersection of fields has led me to start more than one business around developing technology for and related to live performance. I continue to work in the theatre, and regularly light shows in New York, Seattle and Austin.


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Sean Dague

Company
IBM 
Bio

Sean Dague is a contributor across a wide variety of projects to OpenStack, a core reviewer on Devstack, Tempest, Grenade, Nova, and lots of smaller projects. He was the QA PTL for the Havana and Icehouse cycles, and you'll often see him trying to get to the bottom of an interesting race condition exposed in OpenStack in the integrated testing gate.

Sean has been working in Open Source as part of his job for over a decade, currently as part of the Cloud team at IBM. He was previous part of Samsung's Open Source Group, and IBM's Linux Technology Center, and Hewlett-Packard.

Sean has been an avid Linux and Open Source user and contributor going back to college days. He created the Mid Hudson Linux Users Group in 2003, and has been running a monthly Linux and Open Source lecture series there ever since, exposing hundreds of people to the joys of Open Source technology.


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Steve Martinelli

Company
IBM 
Bio

Steve Martinelli is a contributor to the OpenStack project, specifically focused on its Identity, Authentication and Authorization. He is currently the Project Team Lead for the Keystone project, OpenStack's Identity service. He primarily focuses on enabling Keystone, to better integrate into enterprise environments. Steve was responsible for adding Federated Identity and OAuth support to Keystone and was one of the leading contributors to Keystone to Keystone federation support for interoperable hybrid cloud enablement. Steve is also a core contributor to other OpenStack projects, such as: OpenStackClient, pyCADF, cliff, os-client config, oslo.cache, and oslo.policy. Steve is a co-author of Identity, Authentication & Access Management in OpenStack, a book published by O'Reilly Media in 2015. Steve received his B.ASc. in Computer Engineering from York University.


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Thierry Carrez

Director of Engineering

Company
OpenStack Foundation 
Bio

Thierry Carrez is the Director 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.