[ptl][nova][election] Eric Fried's Candidacy for Nova PTL

Zhipeng Huang zhipengh512 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 01:41:22 UTC 2019

big +1, really look forward to see things moving forward on nova-cyborg
integration ! :)

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 8:46 AM Eric Fried <openstack at fried.cc> wrote:

> Greetings. I am hereby [1] announcing my candidacy for Nova PTL for Train.
> I am passionate about OpenStack, to the point where I (like many of you)
> changed companies so I wouldn't have to change jobs. My employer backs
> me as a 100% upstream developer and core in Nova and Placement, and
> fully supports my commitment to the role of Nova PTL if you'll have me.
> Nova is huge, in code as well as in history. I don't pretend to
> understand all (or even most) of it. It takes the cumulative skill of
> the whole team to make the project tick. I see the PTL as a facilitator
> and coordinator of that "group brain", making the whole greater than the
> sum of the parts. That takes organization, diplomacy, and patience:
> qualities I have demonstrated by running the nova-scheduler meetings,
> helping with the politics of extracting Placement, and engaging in tough
> and contentious design discussions in specs, PTGs, IRC, etc. As PTL, one
> of my main goals will be to keep those conversations moving and focused,
> avoiding unproductive tangents.
> We continue to face challenges in contributor (which includes reviewer!)
> participation. Partly this is due to the overall change in the character
> of the community; but I hope to break down barriers for new or part-time
> contributors who are willing and able to participate. In day-to-day
> operations this means being responsive and encouraging on IRC and
> gerrit. In forum and PTG sessions it means working to avoid the "echo
> chamber effect" and ceding the floor to these less-involved participants
> so they can be heard. I would also like to continue blueprint tracking
> including runways, which has been an effective way to ensure attention
> for efforts outside of our deemed main themes and priorities.
> Nova is on the cusp of being able to take advantage of advanced
> Placement features such as nested and sharing providers to solve some of
> the problems for which Placement was originally conceived. Nova will
> need to continue to work closely with Placement in its new position as
> an independent project. I intend to continue being an active Placement
> core regardless of the outcome of these elections to assist in that
> transition.
> We need to continue to foster our relationships with other teams,
> ensuring proper care and feeding of cross-project initiatives. This
> applies to the old guard (Cinder, Glance, Ironic, Keystone, Neutron, and
> Placement as noted) but also to nascent efforts such as Cyborg. This
> starts with forum and PTG logistics for Denver, and continues with
> constant communication during the cycle.
> I am aware that I am standing on the shoulders of giants. I'm not trying
> to do anything brilliantly new here. I want to follow the lead of my
> predecessors and continue to tap them for their expertise and experience
> to help Nova succeed in Train.
> Thank you for your consideration.
> Eric Fried (efried)
> (rhymes with 'deed', not with 'side')
> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/641177/

Zhipeng (Howard) Huang

Principle Engineer
OpenStack, Kubernetes, CNCF, LF Edge, ONNX, Kubeflow, OpenSDS, Open Service
Broker API, OCP, Hyperledger, ETSI, SNIA, DMTF, W3C
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