On 04/22/2015 09:52 PM, Mark McClain wrote:
> All-
> I'd like to announce my candidacy to continue serving on the Technical 
> Committee.
> Platform
> —————
> OpenStack is a growing community comprised of many parts and we we must view 
> ourselves as one unit. As a TC member, I will continue to place the interests 
> of the larger community over those of those of individual projects.
> There are several key areas I'd like to see the TC focus:
> Development
>   The Technical Committee should serve as a high level forum to facilitate 
> defining cross project technical and procedural requirements. While many of 
> our programs share commonalities, there are still too many differences in 
> policies and technical decisions. The addition of cross project 
> specifications is a step towards unifying the development process and design 
> standards within our community.  As we accept more projects under the new 
> governance model, the TC should work to facilitate developer mobility across 
> projects by promoting best practices.  Increased mobility will strengthen our 
> community as it helps to prevent silos. Reviews are an another area the TC 
> should focus on during the upcoming cycle. The TC should review and work with 
> projects to improve the contributor and reviewer experience when contributing 
> to projects both big and small.
> Cross Project Communication
>   Our codebase has grown significantly over the years and a contributor must 
> invest significant time to understand and follow every project; however many 
> contributors have limited time must choose a subset of projects to direct 
> their focus.  As a result, it becomes important to employ cross project 
> communication to explain major technical decisions, share solutions to 
> project challenges that might be widely applicable, and leverage our 
> collective experience.  The TC should seek new ways to facilitate cross 
> project communication that will enable the community to craft improvements to 
> the interfaces between projects as there will be greater familiarity between 
> across the boundary.
> Unified Experience
>   For OpenStack to be successful we must strive to provide a unified 
> experience for both users and deployers. During the previous cycles we have 
> made progress in this area, but there is still work to be completed. When 
> visiting user groups, a common thread during discussion is the installation 
> experience. The TC should identify common installation configurations and 
> work with projects to optimize installation and upgrades.  Equally important 
> is the users. The TC should work to promote and support projects such the 
> OpenStack client and SDK which aim to provide users with tools that are well 
> maintained, documented and easy to use. Our community has invested 
> significant effort to improve this experience and this should remain a focus 
> going forward.
> About Me
> ——————
> I have served on the Technical Committee for last two years and I am a former 
> PTL. Believing that OpenStack is a unified community, I have contributed code 
> and reviews to many of our projects since Sent from my iPad
> We have built a very special open community through the contributions of 
> many.  These contributions have powered our phenomenal growth and I'm excited 
> about our future!
> Thanks,
> mark
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