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


Awesome, Kendall.

I'm personally appreciated for all the things you have done for the
community. Moreover, new blood to the TC would be great to move the
community forward.

Bests,

On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 1:46 AM Kendall Nelson <kennelson11 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
>
>

-- 
*Trinh Nguyen*
*www.edlab.xyz <https://www.edlab.xyz>*
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