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Monday, November 3 • 14:30 - 18:30
Meet the OpenStack Influencers

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There have been discussions in the past weeks about the people, functions, groups, who can own the "product" OpenStack. The time is ripe to get to know who directly controls the engineers’ priorities and complete the circle of end users, operators, product owners, developers. All influential decision makers of OpenStack-based products are invited to join this meeting: product managers, line managers, CEOs. We'll get to know each other and decide how to get this group more involved into he wider OpenStack community.



Rob Hirschfeld

Sr. Distinguished Engineer
Rob sits on the OpenStack Board and is co-chair of the Core Definition Committed (DefCore) | I have been involved in Cloud for over 15 years and launched some of the earliest Cloud companies. My educational background (Duke and LSU) is in computer science and systems engineering with a focus on distributed systems. I have always found deployment to be vitally important in developments - that lead me to found a SaaS start-up in 1999 and had... Read More →
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Stefano Maffulli

Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Foundation
| OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise... Read More →
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Allison Randal

Distinguished Technologist - HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Allison Randal is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the Perl Foundation, co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders, and founder and president of Onyx Neon Press. She previously served as President of the Perl Foundation (2003-2005), Chief Architect of the Parrot virtual machine (2006-2010), Open Source Evangelist at O'Reilly Media... Read More →
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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 →

Monday November 3, 2014 14:30 - 18:30
Room 231/232

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