Matthew Thode is the PTL of the Openstack Requirements project and a member of the Openstack VMT. He is also a developer of Gentoo Linux. He leads the Openstack project within Gentoo and is a member of the Gentoo infrastructure team, along with being a member of other projects within Gentoo. Professionally, he works at Rackspace as a Developer within Rackspace Private Cloud. He has been active in the Virtualization and Automation area for over 8 years with his current focus on automating Openstack.