[openstack-dev] [election][tc] announcing candidacy

John Dickinson me at not.mn
Tue Sep 4 21:07:03 UTC 2018

On 4 Sep 2018, at 12:16, Julia Kreger wrote:

> Greetings Stackers!
> I hereby announce my candidacy for a position on the OpenStack 
> Technical
> Committee.
> In many respects I consider myself a maverick, except reality is 
> sometimes
> entirely different than my own self perception, upon reflection.
> I find self reflection and introspection to be powerful tools, along 
> with
> passion and desire for the common good. That desire for the common 
> good
> is the driving force behind my involvement in OpenStack, which I hope 
> to
> see as a vibrant and thriving community for years to come.
> Have things changed? Yes, I think they are ever evolving. I think we 
> can only
> take the logical paths that we see before us at the time. Does this 
> mean
> we will make mistakes? Absolutely, but mistakes are also opportunities
> to learn and evolve as time goes on; which perhaps is an unspoken 
> backbone
> of our community. The key is that we must not fear change but embrace 
> it.
> Changing our community for the better is a process we can only take
> one step at a time, and we must recognize our strength
> is in our diversity. As we move forward, as we evolve, we need to keep 
> in
> mind our goals and overall vision. In a sense, these things vary 
> across all
> projects, but our central community vision and goal helps provide 
> direction.
> As we continue our journey, I believe we need to lift up new 
> contributors,
> incorporate new thoughts, and new ideas. Embracing change while 
> keeping our
> basic course so new contributors can better find and integrate with 
> our
> community as we continue forward. We need to listen and take that as
> feedback to better understand other perspectives, for it is not only
> our singular personal perspective which helps give us direction,
> but the community as a whole.
> For those who do not know me well my name is Julia Ashley Kreger. 
> Often
> I can be found on IRC as TheJulia, in numerous OpenStack related 
> channels.
> I have had the pleasure of serving the community this past year on the
> Technical Committee. I have also served the ironic community quite a 
> bit
> during my time in the OpenStack community, which began during the Juno
> cycle.
> I am the current Project Team Lead for the Ironic team. I began
> serving in that capacity starting with the Rocky cycle. Prior,
> I served as the team's release liaison. You might have seen me as one
> of those crazy people advocating for standalone usage. Prior lives
> included deploying and operating complex systems, but that is enough
> about me.
> Ultimately I believe I bring a different perspective to the TC and it 
> is for
> this, and my many strong beliefs and experiences, I feel I am well 
> suited
> to serve the community for another year on the Technical Committee.
> Thank you for your consideration,
> Julia
> freenode: TheJulia
> Twitter: @ashinclouds
> https://www.openstack.org/community/members/profile/19088/julia-kreger
> http://stackalytics.com/?release=all&user_id=juliaashleykreger
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Do you have any specific examples of new ideas you are wanting to 
propose or advocate for, should you be re-elected?


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