[User-committee] [UC Candidacy] - Nominating myself :P
bmorel at inap.com
Wed Aug 9 16:14:25 UTC 2017
It’s probably too late but still, on the recommendation of a fellow Australian, I would still to try to propose my candidacy as an UC chair.
So, here is my pitch :)
Currently Senior Software Development Director at INAP (certified Open Stack public cloud).
I’m leading our efforts to fine-tune OpenStack, and especially its bare metal use cases, to our customer needs. We currently use Open Stack to manage 5 datacenters around the world with more than 25k baremetal server (managed by Ironic! :): New York, San Jose, Dallas, Singapore and Amsterdam.
I’ve been doing web software at scale in production for more than 15+ years.
Member of OpenStack since 2012, I’ve attended all summits since then and participating in multiple working groups (AppEco-WG, AppDev-WG, Hackathon-WG, PublicClouds-WG, etc). I've continously contributed to the community by giving talks sharing our use cases and resources everywhere I could.
In that capacity, the Australian (aka David Flanders) could testify of my strong willingness to push the community forward, or as he would say: “developers, developers, developers, can you stop blabing about developers???!!! ” (joking, he would not, he loves devs).
One of my contribution which I am most proud (alongside my amazing co-investigators) is a framework and dataset we developed to compare the cost-model of OpenStack clouds (private and public) against AWS . Shout out to my fellow contributors: Bruno, Jean-Daniel and Rico! Please do get in touch if you are a developer who likes to hack on fiscal datasheets :)
These days, I’m spending more of my focus on seeing how OpenStack can complement and augment container technologies for today *real* developer needs. I also strongly believe the future of OpenStack community depends upon *diversity* and *inclusion* in all their dimension, especially since, as the largest ‘OpenSource infrastructure’ project on the planet, we are at the crossroad for solving all future Open computing problems. I KNOW as a community that we already have the sophistication and visibility to be at the forefront of the global Open Source conversation and help other communities get 'healthier at scale'. We must join this conversation by talking about our ability to integrate and exchange our code/ideas with other Open Source communities (Linux, Apache, OCI and the wild west of GitHub!), and we will be enriched by those communities’ uniqueness. We will become stronger by using the *best* OpenSource solution from all OpenSource communities. Together we are better (and more bulletproof) to the mountain of challenges we are all facing as the Open Source community: Open wins through democracy in action.
As an elected UC chair, I'll do my utmost to continually ask simple questions and give fair and honest answers. I want to focus on 2 key questions that are dear to me:
(1) How can we improve diversity and inclusion so it is easier to integrate and exchange ideas/code with the best Open Source developers and users in the world?
(2) How can we make Open Stack the easiest and best tool in a developer arsenal to complement modern software orchestrated patterns for all around awesomeness?”
The OpenStack community is already great...but the times, they are a-changin’... and unfolding at a scary frantic pace – it’s time to double our efforts and make our community even greater!
Let me know if there’s any next steps :)
From: David F Flanders <flanders at openstack.org>
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5:11 PM
To: Bruno Morel <bmorel at inap.com>
Subject: Re: [User-committee] UC Election - Looking for Election Officials
Push to the UC mailing list, ping Edgar, Melvin or Tom when you do so :)
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