[openstack-dev] [Neutron] PTL Candidacy

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Mon Mar 31 17:32:37 UTC 2014


On 03/31/2014 01:04 PM, Kyle Mestery wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have decided to run for the OpenStack Networking (Neutron) PTL position.
> Why I Want To Be Neutron PTL
> -----
> I want to be Neutron PTL because I wish to continue pushing Neutron forward
> and help it evolve, and have the skills necessary to do it. I've worked in Open
> Source for many years, having contributed to projects such as Open vSwitch,
> libvirt, and OpenDaylight, as well as OpenStack Neutron. Neutron has a great
> team of developers, both core and non-core contributors. Being able to help
> them all work productively together and push Neutron forward is something I
> not only want to do, but something I think I can be very effective at.
> Qualifications
> -----
> I have been a core developer since the beginning of the Havana cycle. My
> main focus in Neutron has been around the Modular Layer 2 (ML2) sub-team,
> which I've co-lead for the last year. I wrote the OpenDaylight ML2
> driver, as well
> as the devstack integration and Jenkins setup for OpenDaylight. I have also
> been leading a sub-team focused on Group Based Policy since the Icehouse
> Summit. As on Open vSwitch developer, my focus has been on improving
> Neutron's use of OVS, and enhancing OVS for use by Neutron. I founded the
> Minnesota OpenStack Meetup in November of 2012, hosting numerous speakers
> from the OpenStack community to an audience in the upper Midwest. I've
> presented at the last few OpenStack Summits on Open Source SDN topics, as
> well as giving presentations on OpenStack at other Open Source conferences. I
> recently co-hosted the first Open vSwitch Hackathon, which allowed core OVS
> developers to interact with not only each other but also developers from
> OpenStack Neutron and OpenDaylight.
> Icehouse Accomplishments
> -----
> This past cycle, my main focus was continuing to expand the ML2 sub-team and
> assist plugin developers who were porting their existing core plugins
> into ML2 or
> writing brand new ML2 drivers. I also formed and lead the Group Based Policy
> sub-team, which is now marching towards a Proof of Concept for the Juno Summit
>  In addition, I've spent time with the OpenDaylight project to ensure that
> OpenDaylight integrates with OpenStack Neutron as an ML2 driver.
> Looking forward to Juno
> -----
> If I am elected PTL, I'd like to focus on a few areas for Neutron. One immediate
> area of improvement I'd like to do is around the blueprint process. I've been
> watching what Russell and the Nova team have been doing with setting up the
> Nova BP process to use gerrit, and I'd like to move Neutron in this
> direction as well.
> Formalizing this process a bit more will lead to less surprises for BP
> drafters, and
> will also ensure core reviewers know what they are signing up for as
> people propose
> features. I'd also like to work to expand our core reviewer team in
> the Juno cycle. As
> the project has grown, the existing core reviewers could use some assistance by
> working to expand the team and spread the review load. Along these
> lines, I'd also
> like to empower the sub-teams in Neutron. The project has grown to a point where
> empowering the various sub-teams to allow more effective decision
> making would be
> a good thing. I'd like to continue the focus on ensuring Neutron is a
> good citizen in
> the community by ensuring we squash bugs related to the gate. And
> finally, I want to
> work to ensure we have a scalable, production quality Open Source
> Neutron reference
> implementation in the Juno timeframe.
> In closing
> -----
> OpenStack Neutron has taken a big step forward in the Icehouse cycle
> with regards to
> stability and testing. Ensuring we continue to enhance the development
> process will
> allow us to continue making strides in this area and allow Neutron to
> continue evolving
> in a positive direction.
> Thank you,
> Kyle
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