[Openstack-operators] It's time...

Erik McCormick emccormick at cirrusseven.com
Wed Oct 4 14:46:10 UTC 2017


Thank you for all you've done herding cats around here. We wouldn't be
where we are today without you. We better find a very large pub in
Sydney. See you there!

All the best on your future sunbathing endeavors :)


On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Tom Fifield <tom at openstack.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Tom here, on a personal note.
> It's quite fitting that this November our summit is in Australia :)
> I'm hoping to see you there because after being part of 15 releases, and
> travelling the equivalent of a couple of round trips to the moon to witness
> OpenStack grow around the world, the timing is right for me to step down as
> your Community Manager.
> We've had an incredible journey together, culminating in the healthy
> community we have today. Across more than 160 countries, users and
> developers collaborate to make clouds better for the work that matters. The
> diversity of use is staggering, and the scale of resources being run is
> quite significant. We did that :)
> Behind the scenes, I've spent the past couple of months preparing to
> transition various tasks to other members of the Foundation staff. If you
> see a new name behind an openstack.org email address, please give them due
> attention and care - they're all great people. I'll be around through to
> year end to shepherd the process, so please ping me if you are worried about
> anything.
> Always remember, you are what makes OpenStack. OpenStack changes and thrives
> based on how you feel and what work you do. It's been a privilege to share
> the journey with you.
> So, my plan? After a decade of diligent effort in organisations
> euphemistically described as "minimally-staffed", I'm looking forward to
> taking a decent holiday. Though, if you have a challenge interesting enough
> to wrest someone from a tropical beach or a misty mountain top ... ;)
> There are a lot of you out there to whom I remain indebted. Stay in touch to
> make sure your owed drinks make it to you!
> +886 988 33 1200
> tom at tomfifield.net
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfifield
> https://twitter.com/TomFifield
> Regards,
> Tom
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