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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
Mirantis 
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. 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 several telemetry related projects and is the author of Gabbi, an HTTP testing tool, and a large suite of diverse experiments for enhancing asynchronous collaboration on the internet, notably TiddlyWeb and PurpleWiki. In OpenStack, Chris is striving to bring about some semblance of maturity, composability and accessibility to the services.


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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 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
 
Bio

John is a developer working on OpenStack. His is a member of nova-core, nova-specs-core and nova-drivers. His current focus in Nova's interactions with other OpenStack projects. 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. 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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Monty Taylor

Company
Red Hat, OpenStack Infrastructure 
Bio

Monty currently leads the team that works on the Zuul project for CI/CD in Red Hat's Office of Technology. He's the founder, core member and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra team which runs CI and developer tooling for OpenStack. He's also on the OpenStack Technical Committee and was on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors from 2012-2016. Monty is also the PTL of the shade project and maintainer of the Ansible modules for consuming OpenStack. Before his OpenStack days he was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc.

Monty has 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. Recently Monty served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts teaching a class on programming related to lighting design.


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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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Sean McGinnis

Company
Huawei 
Bio

Sean McGinnis is a principal architect with Huawei in the cloud computing group. He has been the Cinder block storage project Project Team Lead since the Mitaka release.


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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.


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.