[openstack-dev] [election][cinder] Jay Bryant Candidacy for Cinder Queens PTL

Jay S Bryant jungleboyj at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 03:39:58 UTC 2017

Hey OpenStack Community,

I would like to submit my name for Cinder PTL for the Queens release.

For those of you who may not know me, I have been active in OpenStack 
since early 2013.Soon after starting with the community I started 
working with the Cinder Team and was nominated for Core Team Member 
status shortly after that.

My Cinder Career has had high points like the Cheesecake vs Tiramisu 
naming and had low points like the famous Wifi Fiasco of 2015.I have 
been fortunate enough while working with Cinder to achieve Stable Core 
status, been able to serve as the Oslo Liaison and now most recently I 
am also serving as the Documentation Liaison.So, I do see a wide swath 
of the project.

We have been blessed, as a project, with great leadership over the years 
and I would be honored to continue in that tradition.I have worked 
closely with Sean McGinnis during his time as PTL and feel that I could 
come up to speed in the role quickly given that experience.I also am 
very fortunate, as the Cloud Storage Lead for Lenovo’s Cloud Technology 
Center to be in a position and have support to make time for the PTL role.

I feel that the Cinder project is currently entering a new era and faces 
a number of challenges in the coming releases.Many of our seasoned 
members have been pulled to other priorities and in response to that I 
want to continue to make it easier to bring new people into the Cinder 
team.I have been active in the Upstream Institute training and have 
created the On-Boarding content that is currently available for 
Cinder.Both of these are resources I hope we can continue to grow to 
facilitate bringing new members into the team.My current focus on 
documentation will also, hopefully, make it easier for everyone to work 
with and contribute to Cinder.

Cinder has gone through a number of releases trying to add new 
features.While some new features do deserve more attention, like 
Standalone Cinder, HA and integration with Containers, I feel our focus 
is changing.Now we have started to swing towards focusing on fixing 
Cinder and making it more stable and user friendly.This is a trend I 
would like to see continue during the next release.

Thank you for taking the time to consider me for Queens PTL.I hope I may 
have the opportunity to lead this great and talented team!

Jay Bryant (jungleboyj)

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