Chris Behrens wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to announce my candidacy for a seat on the OpenStack
> Technical Committee.


> - 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
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