I'd like to announce my candidacy for a seat on the OpenStack Technical
I'm Rico Lin, employed by EasyStack, full-time OpenStacker.
I have been in this community since 2014. And been deeply involved with
technical contribution , mostly around Orchestration service which allows
me to work on integration and management resources cross-projects. Also, I
have served as PTL for three cycles. Which allows me to learn better on how
we can join users and operators' experiences and requirements and integrated
with development workflow and technical decision processes.
Here are my major goals with this seat in TC:
We've updated our resolution with  and saying we care about what
applications needs on top of OpenStack. As for jobs from few projects are
taking the role and thinking about what application needs, we should provide
help with setting up community goals, making resolutions, or define what are
top priority applications (can be a short-term definition) we need to focus
and taking action items/guidelines and finding weaknesses, so others from
community can follow (if they agree with the goals, but got no idea on what
they can help, IMO this will be a good stuff).
- Cooperate with Users, Operators, and Developers:
We have been losing some communication cross Users, Operators, and
And it's never a good thing when users can share use cases, ops shares
experiences, developers shares code, but they won't make it to one another
if a user provides developers by them self. In this case, works like
should be in our first priority. We need a more solid way to get user
for developers, so we can actually learn what's working or not for each
feature. And maybe it's considerable, to strengthen the communication
TCs and UCs (User Committee).
The math is easy.  shows we got around one-third of users from Asia (with
75% of users in China). Also IIRC, around the same percentage of developers.
But we got 0 in TC. The actual works are hard. We need forwards our
technical guideline to developers in Asia and provide chances to get more
feedback from them, so we can provide better technical resolutions which
should be able to tight developers all together. Which I think I'm a good
candidate for this.
- Reach out for new blood:
With cloud getting more mature. It's normal that cloud developers need to
works in multiple communities, and they might comes and goes (mostly based
on their job definition from their enterprise), so we need more new
developers. And most important is to provides more chances for them to stay.
Which I know there are many new join developers struggle with finding ways
to fit in each project. We need ways to shorten their onboarding time, so
they can make good works during they're in our community.
- Paying the debt:
Our community has done a great job on changing our resolutions and
guidelines to adopt new trends and keep ourself sharp. TCs try really hard
to migrate our path and do the magic. IMO, we need more effects on some
specific jobs (like cross-project for Application infra. or Storyboard
migrate), I do like to keep that going and closing our technical debts,
so we can have room for new.
Thank you for your consideration.
Rico Lin (ricolin)
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