Chris Behrens wrote: > Hi all, > > I'd like to announce my candidacy for a seat on the OpenStack > Technical Committee.
Confirmed. > > - General background - > > I have over 15 years of experience designing and building distributed > systems. I am currently a Principal Engineer at Rackspace, where > I have been for a little over 3 years now. Most of my time at > Rackspace has been spent working on OpenStack as both a developer > and a technical leader. My first week at Rackspace was spent at > the very first OpenStack Design Summit in Austin where the project > was announced. > > Prior to working at Rackspace, I held various roles over 14 years > at Concentric Network Corporation/XO Communications including Senior > Software Architect and eventually Director of Engineering. My main > focus there was on an award winning web/email hosting platform which > we'd built to be extremely scalable and fault tolerant. While my > name is not on this patent, I was heavily involved with the development > and design that led to US6611861. > > - Why am I interested? - > > This is my 3rd time running and I don't want to be considered a failure! > > But seriously, as I have mentioned in the past, I have strong > feelings for OpenStack and I want to help as much as possible to > take it to the next level. I have a lot of technical knowledge and > experience building scalable distributed systems. I would like to > use this knowledge for good, not evil. > > - OpenStack contributions - > > As I mentioned above, I was at the very first design summit, so > I've been involved with the project from the beginning. I started > the initial work for nova-scheduler shortly after the project was > opened. I also implemented the RPC support for kombu, making sure > to properly support reconnecting and so forth which didn't work > quite so well with the carrot code. I've contributed a number of > improvements designed to make nova-api more performant. I've worked > on the filter scheduler as well as designing and implementing the > first version of the Zones replacement that we named 'Cells'. And > most recently, I was involved in the design and implementation of > the unified objects code in nova. > > During Icehouse, I'm hoping to focus on performance and stabilization > while also helping to finish objects conversion. > > - Summary - > > I feel my years of experience contributing to and leading large scale > technical projects along with my knowledge of the OpenStack projects > will provide a good foundation for technical leadership. > > Thanks, > > - Chris > > > _______________________________________________ > OpenStack-dev mailing list > OpenStackemail@example.com > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > -- Thierry Carrez (ttx) _______________________________________________ OpenStack-dev mailing list OpenStackfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev