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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.


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.


Jay Bryant

Lenovo Inc

Bio

I served as the IBM Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Cinder from early January 2014 until January of 2017.  As the Cinder SME I earned Cinder Core status during the first half of 2014.  I also took the opportunity to be Cinder's Oslo Liaison.  Two roles which I continue to fill today.

In January of 2017, I took the opportunity to act of the Cloud Storage Lead for Lenovo's Cloud Technology Center.  In this new role I am working to develop Lenovo's storage offerings and how they can best integrate with OpenStack.  Through this new role I am working to increase Lenovo's presence in the OpenStack community and looking to continue to enhance enterprise adoption of OpenStack as a cloud solution.


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 member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, and core reviewer on multiple projects.

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.

 


Jim Rollenhagen

Verizon Media

Bio

Kendall Nelson

The OpenStack Foundation

Bio

Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the OpenStack Foundation based in Seattle, WA. She first started working on Cinder and os-brick in the Liberty release and since then gotten involved in Release Mangement, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She has also worked as an election official for TC and PTL elections (Pike-Rocky) and served as a track chair for the Barcelona, Boston, Sydney, and Vancouver summits.

When she is not evangelizing about the awesomeness of OpenStack, bringing people into the community, or working to make upstream development a friendlier place, she can be found reading Harry Potter, watching Doctor Who, or out on a photo taking adventure.


Kevin Carter

Red Hat

Bio

I am a software developer attempting to simplify and automate everything. I'm a dedicated husband, avid Soccer fanatic, beer lover, and fond of all things GNU/Linux.

I work at Red Hat in San Antonio Texas where I am a member of the Deployment Frameworks team. We're building enterprise cloud solutions and next generation Open Infrastructure platforms.


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, powered by OpenStack.  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.  I've helped integrate other open infrastructure projects into our commercial offering.

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.  I've also served as PTL for Puppet OpenStack, continue to serve as a PTL for OpenStack-Ansible and serve on the technical commitee, chairing tthe commitee for a term.


Nate Johnston

Red Hat

Bio

I have been working alternately as a developer, a system administrator, and a system architect since 1997.  I have been working on Openstack since September, 2014, with a focus on the Quality of Servce ("QoS") functionality within Neutron.  I have worked with Red Hat in the OpenStack Networking group since June 2018.

I am very excited to be a part of the Openstack community.  I believe strongly that the open source paradigm not only enables the enterprise, but that it enriches the entire technology community, and indeed all mankind.  


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.