[openstack-dev] TC candidacy

Joe Gordon joe.gordon0 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 02:53:00 UTC 2014

Hi All,

I'd like to announce my candidacy for the Technical Committee election.

About Me

I work full time on OpenStack on behalf of HP. And am part of nova-core,
nova-specs-core, hacking-core and elastic-recheck-core. Some of my more
visible accomplishments outside my involvement in nova are:

- Creating hacking [0][1] to more efficiently use reviewers time by
automating the tedious job of checking style.

- Starting elastic-recheck [2][3] to help us better track and triage race

- Helping Unwedge the gate right before the release of Havana [4].

- Writing several gating jobs: large-ops, neutron-large-ops and nova’s
partial-ncpu. partial-ncpu is nova’s gating test to make sure we support
 doing a rolling upgrade of compute nodes (so a Havana nova-compute should
work with an Icehouse cloud).

My Platform


I think the Icehouse TC has done a wonderful job and has an impressive list
of accomplishments [4], and I would like to see the TC do more of the same
at an accelerated pace. Given the scale of OpenStack today I don’t think
sitting on the TC should be a two hour a week job. Note: I am not pushing
for more frequent meetings, but rather more ‘homework.’ Two hours a week
was fine when OpenStack had 3 integrated projects, but not so much now that
we are at 11 integrated projects. Besides just doing more of the same, here
are a few specific areas where I think the TC can be improved:

- Make the mid-cycle incubation status reviews [6] more thorough, and
extend them to projects that are planning on filing for incubation. We
don’t want a repeat of what happened this past cycle where a project passed
its mid-cycle incubation status review [6], only to hit significant issues
in its graduation request [7]. - TC members who are not too familiar with
the project in question should do the gap analysis instead of a member of
that project. A fresh pair of eyes is always a good thing, and this will
help increase cross project feedback.

Thank you for your consideration.



[0] http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-dev/hacking

[1] http://docs.openstack.org/developer/hacking/

[2] http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/elastic-recheck/

[3] http://status.openstack.org/elastic-recheck/

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