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[all][election][TC] Candidacy for TC


Hello Everyone :)

I am declaring my candidacy for the TC election.

Roles like PTL and TC member are incredibly important when it comes to
enabling othersâ?? success and removing roadblocks that stand between
contributors (new or established) and the work they want to do. Much of the
work I have done over the years has had this focus, and as an elected
member of the TC I think I could have an even larger impact.

A little background on me: I have been working on OpenStack since 2015
(Liberty release). I started with getting involved organizing and mentoring
in the Women of OpenStackâ??s mentoring programs and developing Cinder before
branching out to os-brick and on to other roles. Since then, I have been
involved in many different projects and efforts focused on supporting the
larger community.

Highlights:


   -

   Onboarded over 300 global contributors as instructor at OpenStack
   Upstream Institute (OUI) building our contributor community in places like
   Brazil, Korea, and Vietnam[1]
   -

   Developed the curriculum of OUI, including the Contributor Guide[2].
   -

   Evolved OpenStackâ??s various mentoring programs[3] and actively
   participated in them, including our communityâ??s involvement in the
   Outreachy Program[4].
   -

   Established the First Contact SIG[5].
   -

   Coordinated the communityâ??s ongoing migration to StoryBoard from
   Launchpad
   -

   Presided over 5 releases of (Pike-Train) technical elections (both PTL
   and TC) as an election official
   -

   Served on the Release Management, Cinder, & Infrastructure (StoryBoard)
   teams
   -

   Helped organize Forums, PTGs, and other in-person gatherings
   -

   Collaborated with the k8s community to improve both our communityâ??s
   various onboarding programs


My experience teaching Upstream Institute and running the First Contact SIG
has helped me build skills that will be beneficial as a TC member, such as
making connections between new contributors and existing projects or
efforts. This ability to make connections and start conversations will
support our communityâ??s cross project efforts as they continue to be a
challenge that I will help the TC overcome.

My previous work has afforded me the opportunity to interact with almost
every OpenStack project and understand how they operate differently from
one another. Each project has its own culture; understanding that and how
to engage with each of them is incredibly important for the Technical
Committee to achieve selected community goals and other cross project
efforts.


As a member of the TC, I will seek to lower the barrier to entry to roles
like contributor or even PTL. There is a lot of duplicate and stale
information for setting up the accounts and tools needed to get started
which should be cleaned up. Individual project contributor
documentation[6][7] doesnâ??t exist for all the projects currently and would
be valuable. Individual project PTL guides (similar to the Release
Management process doc[8]) would also benefit our community as it would
smooth the transition from one PTL to another and minimize the loss of
tribal knowledge, especially when these transitions happen in the middle of
a cycle. Iâ??ve proposed this contributor documentation focus as a community
goal for the U release[9].  Anything we can do to make a cohesive path for
new community members to work their way to roles like PTL will ensure the
health and success of our future.

I love this community and all the awesome people in it, serving on the TC
would be a great experience and an honor.

Thank you,

Kendall

Review history: https://review.opendev.org/#/q/reviewer:16708,n,z

Commit history: https://review.openstack.org/#/q/owner:16708,n,z

Foundation Profile:
https://www.openstack.org/community/members/profile/35859/

Freenode: diablo_rojo

[1] https://docs.openstack.org/upstream-training/

[2] https://docs.openstack.org/contributors/

[3] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Mentoring

[4] https://www.outreachy.org/

[5] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/First_Contact_SIG

[6] https://docs.openstack.org/swift/latest/development_guidelines.html

[7] https://docs.openstack.org/nova/latest/contributor/index.html

[8] https://releases.openstack.org/reference/process.html

[9] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/PVG-u-series-goals
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