All: I am writing to announce my candidacy for the OpenStack Networking (Neutron) PTL role.
I am the current Neutron PTL, having lead the project during the Juno cycle. As a team, we have accomplished a lot during the Juno cycle. We have achieved the goals outlined from the TC around nova-network parity . We have driven new community features such as Distributed Virtual Router (DVR), L3 HA, and full IPV6 support, among many others. In addition to new features, I have worked hard to promote openness and collaboration across other OpenStack projects, and also across all operators and vendors. Neutron has helped to lead the cross-project third-party CI testing efforts by virtue of having this requirement since the Icehouse release. I have made an attempt to clarify existing Neutron policies  by documenting them with the rest of the Neutron team. By making everything open and transparent, I’ve tried to make Neutron as friendly and open a project as it can be. Qualifications ------------------ I have been a core Neutron developer since the beginning of the Havana cycle, actively working upstream since before that. I have previously co-led the ML2 team during Havana and Icehouse, and during Juno I’ve been working closely with the Infra and QA teams around third-party CI testing for Neutron plugins and drivers. We have been trying to stay ahead of the curve here, and working closely with other projects having the same requirements. In addition, I’ve remained closely involved with the continuing evolution of the OpenDaylight project and how it integrates with OpenStack Neutron. Evolving the state of Open Source SDN controllers and how they can remain an integral part of Neutron’s future has been a priority for me and will continue to be a priority during the Kilo cycle. Juno ------ I am proud of what our team accomplished in Juno. During Juno I worked very closely with the Neutron core team to ensure we had a solid release which addressed stability, scalability, nova network parity and added a sprinkling of new features as well. I was able to organize and host the Neutron mid-cycle sprint where we worked as a team to close the remaining nova-network parity gaps. I have also started to rotate the Neutron meeting every week such that we encourage more global participation. This was a big change as the Neutron meeting hadn’t changed it’s time since the start of the project, and it’s been great to see so many new faces participating each week. Looking Forward to Kilo -------------------------------- As Kilo approaches, I hope to lead us as a team into working on many important enhancements across both Neutron itself and the development aspects of Neutron. As you can see from the etherpad  we have created for Kilo Design Summit topics, there is a long list of things there. As PTL, I will help to sharpen the focus for Kilo around the items in this list so we as a community can come up with a consistent plan of what we hope to accomplish, and drive as a team towards achieving our goals. I also want to continue evolving the way people contribute to Neutron. There have been many email threads on this on the openstack-dev mailing list, and ultimately in Kilo we’ll need to make some changes around the development process. It’s likely lots of these changes will be cross program and affect more than just Neutron, as the mailing list threads have made obvious. As a project, evolving how we work is an iterative process which should lead to incremental gains. Closing ---------- Neutron has taken huge strides forward in Juno around community measures such as nova network parity, stability, and testing. In addition, we’ve added new features which enhance Neutron for operators. I hope to be given the chance to continue leading Neutron forward during Kilo by enhancing the development process to make it easier for everyone to contribute, continue to grow and evolve the core team, and produce a solid Kilo release which meets all of the communities goals. Thank you. Kyle  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/TechnicalCommittee/Neutron_Gap_Coverage  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/NeutronPolicies  https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/kilo-neutron-summit-topics _______________________________________________ OpenStack-dev mailing list OpenStackemail@example.com http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev