[openstack-dev] [Ceilometer] PTL candidacy

gordon chung gord at live.ca
Thu Apr 2 20:29:28 UTC 2015

i'd like to announce my candidacy for PTL of Ceilometer.
as a quick introduction, i've been a contributor in OpenStack for the past few years and for the majority of that time i've been primarily focused on Ceilometer where i contribute regularly to the project with code[1] and reviews[2]. i'm currently an engineer at Red Hat and have previously worked for eNovance and IBM, where in the latter's case, i helped work on advancing the adoption of cloud auditing practices within the community, which i continue to do.
to model myself on past PTLs i've worked with, my main goal as PTL will be to support the community of contributors that exists within OpenStack with interests in telemetry. i believe we have a wide variety of contributors with various expertise in Ceilometer and OpenStack and while differing opinions have arisen, as a collective, we have -- and can continue to -- hash out the ideal solutions.
with the politically correct portion all covered, my other interests are: stability, the transition to time-series data modeling aka Gnocchi, and events.
- we've made strides in Ceilometer over the past cycles to improve stability by adding HA support, remodeling backends, and removing redundancies in Ceilometer. i want to make sure we remain critical of new changes and always ensure they do not add bloat to Ceilometer.
- in regards to data storage, while Ceilometer can be used solely as a data retrieval service, i believe Gnocchi -- the modeling of data as a time-series -- will provide a scalable means to storing measurement data regarding OpenStack[3]. this work, i believe, will be important for those using Ceilometer as a complete solution.
- the concept of events was realised by the team at RAX and was worked on further in the last cycle. i hope to see this functionality continue to expand by adding the ability to derive and act on events to allow greater insight into the system.
- lastly, i want to emphasise documentation. Ceilometer's scope touches all projects and because of that, it can be difficult to pick up. in Kilo, we started to emphasise the importance of documentation and i hope we continue to do so going forward.
[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/q/owner:%22gordon+chung%22+project:openstack/ceilometer,n,z[2] http://russellbryant.net/openstack-stats/ceilometer-reviewers-365.txt[3] http://www.slideshare.net/EoghanGlynn/rdo-hangout-on-gnocchi

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