Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

Stewardship: Bringing More Leadership and Vision to OpenStack

Are you curious about the newly formed Stewardship Working Group? Do you want to find out about the work we're doing?  Are you wondering how you can participate in the group? TC, PTL, or core reviewer burnout got you down? Do you wonder what it is to be a 'leader' in the OpenStack Community? Have you heard the term "servant leadership" but don't know what it means?

Then this session is for you! Consider this our in-person, live FAQ for the community. We will talk about some of the changes the TC has been considering making to governance policy, and some of the resources we're working with to help provide leadership growth within the community. We would also love to hear your thoughts on what leadership in OpenStack means to you. Facts and details provided by Thierry Carrez, digressions and jokes by Monty Taylor, musical interludes and philosophizing on servant leadership by Colette Alexander, and moderated by Amrith Kumar.

What can I expect to learn?

Leadership training themes and ideas. Possible changes to the TC governance model. The value of visioning. What the Stewardship Working Group is actually working on. Participate in a conversation on what it means to be a leader in the OpenStack community.

Wednesday, October 26, 3:55pm-4:35pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Amrith Kumar  Moderator
Verizon, Fellow
Amrith is a fellow in Verizon's cloud team that develops and operates the Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP), focusing on OpenStack and other open source activities, Database-as-a-Service for OpenStack, and working with application owners migrating workloads onto VCP. He has been involved with OpenStack for several years and has been the PTL of the Trove (DBaaS) project for multiple releases. Before... FULL PROFILE
Colette began playing the cello and tinkering with computers at a young age in Detroit, Michigan. She now manages a team of engineers who work on open source CI/CD solutions at IBM. As the chair of the Stewardship Working Group in OpenStack, she also advises the OpenStack Technical Committee on how to improve open source governance and leadership.. She actively records and plays live with rock... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat
Monty currently leads the team that works on the Zuul project for CI/CD in Red Hat's CTO Office. He's the founder, core member and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra team which runs CI and developer tooling for OpenStack. He's a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors, a Python Fellow and past member the OpenStack Technical Committee. Monty is the PTL of the openstacksdk project and... FULL PROFILE
OpenStack Foundation, Vice President of Engineering
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... FULL PROFILE
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... FULL PROFILE