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Tuesday, November 4 • 15:40 - 16:20
Meet the OpenStack Ambassadors

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Ambassadors are recognised on the OpenStack website for their efforts and provided with support from foundation staff to conduct their duties. They will also get access to a funding program allowing them to request funds for activities of impact in their region. We d also expect ambassadors to attend the summits, and the Foundation would likely assist if it wasn t possible for them to be there using their own methods.

Ambassador Attributes

Act as a liason between user groups, the Foundation, and the general community, for example: 


  • helping to solicit feedback on OpenStack and aggregate it to the global level

  • promoting key messages into the user communities (eg ask questions on ask.openstack.org! )

  • finding people to help localise content

  • helping onboard new users and contributors

  • Assist in user group best practice from nurturing new groups to cementing the quality of existing ones

  • Help people find the right people to talk to

  • Represent the community via speaking and visibility opportunities with the official title

  • Report on the activities in their region

  • Be a good leader, wranging activity from others and mobilising the global OpenStack community!




The title is designed to recognise those who are already good leaders with a proven track record in the community. With the title, new users, contributors and community members should easily be able to recognize their Ambassador as a go-to resource. While the role provides inherent credibility, it also comes with accountability, meaning decisions and actions made by the Ambassador should benefit the whole community, not just one person or company.

We believe that the Ambassadors will already be active participants in our community. Think about those people who are already working across multiple user groups, submitting OpenStack mini-events to related conferences, helping onboard new users and contributors, arranging hackfests or just generally going above and beyond in the name of making Openstack great.

Meet the OpenStack Ambassadors.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Fifield

Tom Fifield

OpenStack community manager
After working on scalability in computing at particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of a cloud designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia.It currently serves thousands of researchers directly, using many datacentres over a broad geographical area. | Following working as a cloud architecture consultant and team lead for several years, Tom is currently harnessing his passion... Read More →
avatar for Erwan Gallen

Erwan Gallen

OpenStack technical Architect, Red Hat, Red Hat
Erwan is the President of OpenStack-Fr association, he is Ambassador of the OpenStack fondation and helps to promote the OpenStack project. As CTO of a web media group he has built high traffic platforms based on open source technologies, he has developed and created the biggest social media created in France. Erwan was Release Manager of the first french public Cloud provider based on OpenStack. Erwan is currently OpenStack Specialist... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Goode

Tristan Goode

CEO, Aptira, Aptira
Tristan is the founder and CEO of Aptira, the leading provider of OpenStack in the APAC region and recently expanding service to EMEA. He is a founding and four times elected member of the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation since its creation in 2013. As a founder and lead organiser of the Australian OpenStack User Group, Tristan has also supported and mentored the OpenStack User Group in India and other groups around the world... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Hui

Kenneth Hui

Director of Technical Marketing, Platform9, Platform9
I am the Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances at Platform9, where we are enabling customers to be successful through our SaaS managed private cloud solution.  My passion is to help IT deliver value through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing.  I am an OpenStack Ambassador and a VMware vExpert.  I blog about cloud computing, distributed systems, OpenStack, VMware, and Platform9 at... Read More →
avatar for Marton Kiss

Marton Kiss

GM of Europe, Aptira
OpenStack Ambassador, founder of Hungarian OpenStack user group, co-organizer of OpenStack CEE Day event and active contributor of multiple OpenStack projects. Marton have a background in the telecommunication sector, he was a CTO for a Telenor owned company and managed the operation and development areas in Central Europe and Asia. He successfully managed some government related projects, including the development and operation of EU... Read More →
avatar for Kavit Munshi

Kavit Munshi

CTO, Aptira, Aptira
Kavit is the CTO of Aptira, heads Aptira's Indian operations and has 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Enterprise and Telco solutions.> |   | He is also the founder of the Indian OpenStack User Group and the OpenStack Ambassador for the region. Kavit is also an Individual Director member of the OpenStack Board of Directors. |   | Kavit has been a driving force behind the Indian OpenStack community and has... Read More →
avatar for Sean Roberts

Sean Roberts

Contractor, Independent
Sean Roberts is the former VP of Development for Akanda. With a Bachelors Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, he has over twenty years experience in the technology industry. Sean has worked at Yahoo, VMware, Stanford, and Genentech. Sean has been involved with OpenStack for three plus years, with over two years as an OpenStack Board Director. He has been elected three times to represent the OpenStack... Read More →
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Michael Still

Software Engineer, Rackspace
Michael Still is a Nova and Oslo core reviewer at Rackspace, where he works on the Open Source OpenStack project as part of the Private Cloud team. He spends most of his time hacking on the libvirt virtualization layer in nova. | Before joining Rackspace in 2012, Michael spent six years as a Site Reliability Engineer at Google and one year as an Operations Engineer at Canonical. In both roles, he was responsible for maintaining and improving web... Read More →
avatar for Akira Yoshiyama

Akira Yoshiyama

Assistant Manager, NEC
Akira is the maintainer of the web site of Japan OpenStack User Group (http://openstack.jp). He is leading OpenStack study meetups in Japan since 2012, JOSUG events like OpenStack Advent calendar, translation activities of OpenStack documents into Japanese, and so on.


Tuesday November 4, 2014 15:40 - 16:20
Salle Maillot

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