Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details


How to work with adjacent open source communities - user, developer, vendor, board perspectives

As OpenStack is moving toward an "open infrastructure" direction, there is an increased need for the OpenStack community (developers, users, vendors, and the board) to collaborate with adjacent open source communities. In this panel, we will have stakeholders (listed above) to discuss the various collaborations OpenStack current has with adjacent communities, the challenges we face, and the possible solutions or proposals to work with adjacent communities


What can I expect to learn?

developers, users, vendors, board directors, foundation staff who are interested in collaboration with adjacent open source communities 

Wednesday, May 23, 11:50am-12:30pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Huawei, Head of Global Business Development VP, Huawei IT Product Line, BD Strategy
I am an IT technology professional with a passion for community and partnership building. I'm very fortunate to live in the Silicon Valley area where I obtained a graduate degree in Computer Science, and extensive training in both engineering and business from successful companies such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Salesforce.com, Savvis/Centurylink, and now Huawei. For the last 10+ years,... FULL PROFILE
Principal Software Engineer
Davanum Srinivas (a.k.a Dims) is now a member of the Mirantis Community Engineering team working on OpenStack Nova, Oslo and related projects. He previously worked on IBM PureApplication product as an Architect and lead a team working on Web Services support in WebSphere. Dims has a long track record in open source projects including Apache Cocoon, Axis2, Geronimo at the Apache Software... FULL PROFILE
AT&T, Lead System Architect
Kandan Kathirvel is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the TSC-Chair at Akraino Edge Stack, Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors from 2017 to 2018. Kandan leads AT&T’s technology efforts around Edge Computing, NFV, and SDN. Kandan has led several opensource initiatives, and a big Open Source... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat, Consulting Software Engineer
Mark McLoughlin has spent over 15 years contributing to and leading open source projects such as GNOME, Fedora, KVM, qemu, libvirt, oVirt, and OpenStack. Mark is Senior Director of Engineering for OpenStack at Red Hat, and has lead Red Hat’s OpenStack efforts since 2011. As an OpenStack contributor, he created the Oslo project, contributed heavily to Nova, and was elected both to the... FULL PROFILE
Ericsson Software Technology, President
Chris works with open source industry collaboration and development across projects, foundations and industry segments.  He is passionate about open technology and works toward finding the balance in corporate objecives and community needs through open source technologies. FULL PROFILE