[openstack-dev] [election][tc] announcing candidacy
juliaashleykreger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 00:15:28 UTC 2018
That is an excellent question John!
The most specific thing that is weighing on my mind is elevating and
supporting contributors. While this is not new, I think we as a
community need to refocus on it because they are very fibers that make
up the fabric of our community and ultimately the electorate.
I also feel that we focus a bit too much on what is new without having
the data to really back it up. With so many project teams and working
groups, it is going to take time for the TC to really digest and
attempt to draw any actionable direction from the health assessment
that has been underway over the past few months.
On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:07 PM John Dickinson <me at not.mn> wrote:
> 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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