May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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Being a Project Team Lead (PTL): The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Interested in one day taking up the Project Team Lead (PTL) mantle for your project? This talk is for you!

As OpenStack has evolved, so has the PTL role. It used to be a largely technical role (it was actually called Project Technical Lead!), but has since evolved into a demanding role with various undocumented responsibilities. Hear from Matt (3 time Nova PTL), Armando (3 time Neutron PTL), and Steve (3 time Keystone PTL) about the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of the role. We will take you on a light-hearted ride through strategies and stories that can lead you and the team around you to success, as well as strategies that can lead to a painful crash and burn.

Spoiler: the good outweighs the bad and the ugly :)



What can I expect to learn?

Attendees (folks interested in becoming future PTLs) will learn about the roles a PTL must fulfill, as well as strategies for dealing with the demands.

Wednesday, May 10, 2:40pm-3:20pm (6:40pm - 7:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Steve Martinelli is a contributor to the OpenStack project, specifically focused on its Identity, Authentication and Authorization. He has served as the Project Team Lead for the Keystone project, OpenStack's Identity service. He primarily focuses on enabling Keystone, to better integrate into enterprise environments. Steve was responsible for adding Federated Identity and OAuth support to... FULL PROFILE
Principal Architect - OpenStack
Matt Riedemann works for Huawei in the cloud unit. He has been involved with OpenStack since the Grizzly release primarily doing upstream development. He was the Nova PTL for the Newton, Ocata, Pike and Queens releases and was the first stable branch maintenance team PTL. He continues to be active on the Nova and stable maintenance core teams. He can be found on freenode IRC as mriedem. FULL PROFILE
Distinguished Engineer
Armando Migliaccio has been the PTL for the Mitaka, Newton and Ocata releases of the OpenStack Neutron Project. He has been involved in the OpenStack community since its early days, and has dealt with a number of OpenStack projects, and solutions in various capacities. Most recently he has been working in various open source projects, like OpenDaylight and Open vSwitch to help... FULL PROFILE