On 04/22/2015 09:32 PM, Michael Krotscheck wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I'd like to announce my own candidacy for the OpenStack Technical
> Committee. My TL/DR platform is: "Represent Front-End Engineering". It's
> what I do, it's what I love, it's what I've been doing for the last 15
> years, and it's what I want to keep doing for years to come.
> Would you like some details? Of course you would!
> *First: Represent Front-End Engineering on the TC.*
> To me, this means being an advocate to everyone who touches the things
> which people use to interact with OpenStack; CLI, Web UI, etc. From the
> engineers working on upstream projects such as Fuel, Refstack, Ironic-UI,
> Horizon, and StoryBoard, to the UI Developers downstream who are developing
> their own tools, I strongly feel this branch of our profession should be
> represented, and I would like to be that representative.
> *Second: Advocate ease-of-use across OpenStack.*
> I don't only mean pretty buttons - I also mean how easy the CLI clients
> are, how intuitive the API's are, and how easy it is to onboard and/or
> support your own engineering efforts. You can have all the feature support
> in the world, but if it's not easy to use, you're doomed out of the gate.
> *Third: Make JavaScript a first-class citizen.*
> Yep, _this_ can of worms! Between the projects mentioned above, it's pretty
> clear that JavaScript is here to stay. With that in mind there remain many
> problems with the tooling, and we need to be conscious of those
> shortcomings as we start to draft policies that support the needs of all
> stakeholders: OpenStack's components, Engineers both downstream and
> upstream, Package Maintainers, and most importantly Operators and their
> Customers.
> *My qualifications:*
> I've been active in the OpenStack community for about 18 months now,
> working on Monty Taylor's team here at HP on trying to get StoryBoard to
> the point where it can replace Launchpad. I'm more-or-less responsible for
> all things NodeJS, NPM, Selenium, and Browser on infra, basically
> everything you need to build and test a Web UI. I've recently landed
> supporting technologies (such as CORS) that will greatly assist in
> unleashing downstream UI developers post-liberty, and am trying to teach
> Infra how to publish javascript libraries much like it does for python.
> Also, I've got 15 years of experience as a UI engineer, and a scant year of
> experience as a UX researcher.
> Michael Krotscheck
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