[election][manila][ptl] PTL Candidacy for Yoga

Giulio Fidente gfidente at redhat.com
Tue Aug 24 13:27:19 UTC 2021

On 8/24/21 8:34 AM, Goutham Pacha Ravi wrote:
> Hello fellow zorillas and other interested stackers,
> I'm expressing interest to continue serving as PTL for the OpenStack 
> Manila team through the Yoga cycle. I've used my great privilege in this 
> role to affect the community in many small and significant ways over the 
> past four cycles. It has been a smooth ride because of stellar 
> contributors who're beyond motivated and enthusiastic to develop and 
> maintain impactful software while having fun. The enthusiasm is 
> bolstered by grit to be a team with a difference. We jump at the 
> opportunity to help a user or mentor and welcome new contributors or 
> back each other up and help get stuff done, regardless of the "barriers" 
> of affiliation. I enjoy being the occasional enabler to this camaraderie.
> During the Xena cycle, we mentored two Outreachy interns and on-boarded 
> several new contributors. We added sub team core maintainers in the 
> manila-tempest-plugin project and a new core maintainer across the 
> manila repos. We drove down bug backlogs through bug squash weeks, 
> swarmed to work on the OpenStackClient with a hack-a-thon and crushed 
> the goal to drive down tech debt. We kept the momentum on several 
> multi-cycle efforts such as OpenStackSDK integration, Secure RBAC, 
> Active/Active HA. The Yoga cycle will be critical in our efforts to 
> drive some of these multi-cycle efforts to closure.

thanks Goutham for caring about the community and for pushing forward 
complex core enhancements

> So, if you will have me, I wish to serve you through the Yoga cycle and 
> get things done. I would tell you it's going to be the best release 
> ever; but I would hold out the distinction for the Zorilla cycle - yes 
> that's what we'll name it, what other cool name will we have anyway :)

Giulio Fidente

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