[openstack-dev] TC Candidacy

Brad Topol btopol at us.ibm.com
Mon Oct 7 17:23:30 UTC 2013

Hi Everyone,

I would like propose my candidacy for the OpenStack Technical Committee.

A bit about me
I have been an Active Technical Contributor to Keystone and DevStack since 
the Grizzly release.  I have also co-authored articles on OpenStack [1] 
and more information about me can be found in a recent OpenStack Open Mic 
article [2].    In addition,  I lead and give direction to a large team of 
OpenStack developers at my company that contribute to a variety of 
OpenStack projects including Keystone, Heat, Ceilometer, Swift, Cinder, 
and Internationalization (i18n).   This role gives me an opportunity to 
obtain a broad view of what is happening in the OpenStack projects as 
opposed to being focused on a specific core project.   I also spend a 
tremendous amount of time traveling to customers and business partners to 
evangelize OpenStack, listening to their OpenStack requirements and 
adoption impediments, and assisting their development teams to become 
contributors to OpenStack.  I am incredibly passionate about making sure 
OpenStack is highly consumable for our users  and that the OpenStack 
ecosystem grows and thrives.

As a technical team lead, developer, and evangelist for OpenStack,  I am 
deeply committed to OpenStack being incredibly valuable and consumable for 
all our users and also to making sure the OpenStack ecosystem grows and 
thrives.  I hear from customers all the time on how OpenStack can be 
improved such that it becomes easier to install, more consumable and 
serviceable, more easily integrated into enterprise customer environments, 
 and the need for being able to certify interoperability and scalability 
of OpenStack environments.  I would be honored to have an opportunity to 
serve as a member of the TC and to help drive the the technical direction 
of the OpenStack project based on all the outstanding feedback I receive 
from customers, business partners, analysts, and also from all the 
knowledge I have gained by both being a personal contributor to OpenStack 
as well as leading a large development team of strong and core 
contributors that work across several of OpenStack's core projects.

[1] - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-ldap-keystone/
[2] - 



Brad Topol, Ph.D.
IBM Distinguished Engineer
(919) 543-0646
Internet:  btopol at us.ibm.com
Assistant: Cindy Willman (919) 268-5296
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