Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

The Path to Becoming an AUC (Active User Contributor)

The AUC recognition working group spent the last release cycle working with multiple groups within the OpenStack community including the User Committee and the OpenStack Foundation to help expand the definition of contributions beyond the current definition of only code or technical contributions.

The Working Group chairs will share with the participants the following topics:

  • How the effort started, why and AUC, some history and background
  • Which community roles are considered eligible for AUC. How the criteria were decided.
  • How you can get involved in the community as an AUC!
  • Next steps for the AUC program and its relationship with the User Committee.

What can I expect to learn?

The attendees of this session will:

  • Learn about the AUC program and its relationship to the User Committee
  • Identify ways they can contribute to the community as an AUC
  • What this means for the OpenStack community going forward


Tuesday, October 25, 12:15pm-12:55pm (10:15am - 10:55am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Cisco Systems, Platform Architect
Maish Saidel-Keesing is a cloud architect for Cisco and has been working in IT for 15 years, focused on virtualization and cloud for the past 9. He has been awarded the vExpert award from VMware for the past consecutive 7 years for his contributions to the Virtualization community. Maish is the co-author of the OpenStack Design book, the VMware vSphere Design book,  and has... FULL PROFILE
athenaHealth, Director of Product Management, IaaS
    I have been in the OpenStack community since 2013 and I am currently participating in the Product WG, Enterprise WG and I also helped to define the newly created Active User Contributor (AUC) designation in the OpenStack community. At Athenahealth, I am focused on our infrastructure/cloud services strategy, operations, and participate extensively in OpenStack user... FULL PROFILE