[openstack-dev] TC Candidacy

Justin Shepherd jshepher at rackspace.com
Tue Oct 8 18:56:48 UTC 2013

I'd like to announce my candidacy for the TC.

About Me

I have been involved with OpenStack since the Bexar development cycle, and have contributed to most of the programs along the way. I have also been in attendance at every summit since the Cactus summit. My focus in OpenStack has been on the usability and functionality of the stack (with an operators viewpoint). On the installation and configuration side of things, I have been heavily involved in the stack forge chef-cookbooks project, as a contributor and core reviewer. Over the last development cycle, I have participated in the TC acting as a proxy representative for Dolph Mathews.


As OpenStack continues to mature, I believe the TC has a major undertaking ahead of it. 

1. Continuing to define the layers of the OpenStack ecosystem is a huge area for impact to the OpenStack user community. Clearly laying out the requirements and expectations for the programs entering and exiting the incubation phase will require a broad view of the project as a whole. This will require a lot of interaction between the TC, PTLs, and the UC to make sure that OpenStack continues solving problems for the user and operator communities.

2. Pushing performance as a first order concern. The developer community needs to have better insight into how a change impacts each component. Right now it is unclear how a specific commit to any of the projects impacts the performance of either that project or the cloud as a whole.

These are a few points that I think are extremely important to the continued success of OpenStack, although not the only ones. I would be honored to serve the community as a member of the TC.

Thank you for your consideration,
Justin Shepherd

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