Anne Gentle works in open source projects with the OpenStack project at Cisco, using open source techniques for API design, developer support, and documentation. She governs projects by serving as an elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee for more than 30 projects written in Python across hundreds of git repositories. She advocates for cloud users and administrators by providing accurate technical information to increase OpenStack adoption as a cloud for the world.
Prior to working on OpenStack in 2010, Anne worked as a community publishing consultant, providing strategic direction for professional writers who want to produce online content in collaborative ways. Her enthusiasm for community-based documentation methods prompted her to write a book about using social publishing techniques for technical documentation titled Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation.
As a supporter of women in technology, Anne coordinated efforts to connect OpenStack to the GNOME Outreach Program for Women, now named Outreachy. She writes about open source and community techniques for web content development at justwriteclick.com. As the mom of two youngsters with an awesome husband, she relishes every opportunity to talk with people who are as fascinated with technology as she is.