Last week I submitted my candidacy for election to the OpenStack Technical Committee, .
One thing that I am liking with this new election format is the email exchanges on the OpenStack mailing list to get a sense for candidates points of view on a variety of things.
In a totally non-work, non-technical context, I have participated and helped organize “candidates nights” events where candidates for election actually get to sit in front of an electorate and answer questions; real politics at the grass roots level. Some years back in one such election, I was elected to a position in the town where I live where I am required to lead with no real authority! So I look forward to doing the same with OpenStack.
You can read my candidacy statement at  and  so I won’t repeat those things here. I continue to work actively on OpenStack at Verizon now. In the past I was not really a “user” of OpenStack, now I absolutely am, and I am also a contributor. I want to build a better and more functional DBaaS solution and the good news is that there are four companies that are already interested in participating in the project; projects that didn’t participate in the Trove project!
I’m looking forward to working on Hoard in the community, and to serving on the TC if you give me that opportunity!